So this concept, flipped classrooms is really a thing. According to the Flipped Learning Network (FLN), 96% of educators recognize the term. Teachers near and far are trying their hand at it. An online survey of nearly 2,500 educators indicates that it is gaining in popularity. Teachers who have flipped a lesson in their classroom rose from 48% in 2012 to 78% in 2014! That's impressive. While the vast majority of teachers who flip part of their classroom teach in secondary schools, flipping is gaining in popularity in elementary grades and in higher education. Whether it be science, social studies, math, language arts, world languages, technology, art, music, or physical education, teachers flip lessons in all content areas. Think that this is just for the young teachers, think again. About half of the teachers reporting have been teaching for 16+ years. See, old dogs can learn new tricks! The students who are part of a flipped environment are more engaged and demonstrate a higher level of success on formative assessments as a result of their experiences. Need some more information? Check out this infographic below on the topic created by Knewton and Column Five Media.
Next week we will get some advice from some flipping experts!