Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative
Details coming soon for 6.9.14 and 9.6.14.
A great way to end and start your school year is with a trial flipped lesson.
September 6, 2013, the Flipped Learning Network™ hosted the first
Flip Your Classroom Day.
On 9-6-2013, over 400 educators in 25 countries took a pledge to flip a lesson to experience Flipped Learning, with the expectation this leads to further flipped units or an entire course. Based on a survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project (Fall, 2012), we estimate that only 3% of teachers in the U.S. know about or "do" flipped learning. Yet 27% of principals indicated their teachers wanted to try it this year! So thank you for joining the growing ranks of educators who are moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment.
Will you Create or Curate a lesson??
While the FLN encourages teachers to create their own videos, we know many educators prefer to use others’ videos as they start to flip or to supplement their own work. We offer you both options, figure out what works for you! Let us know on the pledge form if you will flip your own lesson or use one from the list!
Create -- If you want to create your own, our friends at TechSmith have created this tutorial on how to make your own videos. Click here to see how to get started, how to identify a lesson, and organize, record, review and share your screencast. While they will give you a 30-day free trial, if you love SnagIt as much as we think you will, they are offering an educators' discount to purchase it. Learn more with this interactive site from TechSmith.
Curate -- Want to start out by borrowing someone else's content? Not a problem! Companies and non-profits alike have contributed to a list of lessons for teachers to select from for Flipped Day. Browse through the list of a dozen options and look at the subjects, grade bands and relevancy to what you are teaching in your own class. Once you find a lesson, review all and then adapt as needed to fit your classroom.
Thanks to Mark Wilson for the "flipped day" idea! Read the history of 9.6 here.
Want to know about the educators who signed up to take the pledge -- where they are from, what grades and subjects they teach, and what they are flipping? Here is a quick recap.Flipped Day Press
Special thanks for Pearson for their support of Flipped Day. Initial press alert. Final press release.