What educators need to know about Flipped Learning Day

What you need to know about Flipped Learning Day; join a global network of forward-thinking educators


On Sept. 6, 2013, educators around the world will take a pledge to try one of the most discussed learning methods in classrooms today: flipped learning.

As of Sept. 1, hundreds of teachers in 23 countries have pledged to flip one lesson to experience flipped learning, with the expectation this leads to further flipped units or an entire course. This is the second year the Flipped Learning Network has held Flipped Learning Day.

In the flipped learning model, some or most of direct instruction is delivered outside the classroom using video or other modes of delivery. Class time, then, is available for students to engage in hands-on learning, collaborate with their peers, and evaluate their progress. Teachers can provide one-on-one assistance, guidance, and inspiration.

Based on a survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project in the fall of 2012, the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) estimates that only three percent of teachers in the U.S. know about or “do” flipped learning–yet 27 percent of principals indicated their teachers wanted to try it this year.

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Teachers can either create or curate a lesson on Flipped Learning Day. FlippedLearning.org offers tutorials for creating videos as well as video lessons from companies and nonprofits that teachers can adapt to fit in their classrooms.

(Next page: How to participate in Flipped Learning Day)

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