Imagine having more class time with your students. Having students watch lectures outside of class would provide more opportunities to incorporate student-centered activities in class. Many educators are flipping their classes by having students watch their lectures at home (traditionally done in class) and having students do their “homework” (traditionally done at home) in class. This inverting of instructional methods is called flipped learning. Virtually unknown a few years ago, flipped learning is now gaining attention at the secondary and university levels. Several medical/health professional schools are examining the flipped learning concept and many high schools are already using this method. Recently, the National Science Foundation awarded a half-million dollar grant exploring Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom for developing flipped methods in undergraduate biology curriculum.
Prince William County Schools’ Virtual High School program offers students the flexibility needed to achieve their individual goals.
The annual yearbook released by the Center for Digital Education aims to support and acknowledge educational leaders as they continue to grow their knowledge of digital education. The 2013 CDE Yearbook features 40 K-12 and higher education innovators that have proven their dedication to teaching and learning through technology. This year SoftChalk had three nominees selected for recognition in the 2014 CDE yearbook for their incredible accomplishments in online education. Walter Barlow, Dr. James Brown, and Dr. James May represent true innovation in the field of digital education. Their creative use of educational technology to improve the quality of their online learning programs has set a unique standard in the future of online learning. Check out the following profiles to learn more about these Innovators in Education!
Today's post is from Renee Citlau, teacher from Anaheim Union High School District. She won Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Teacher of the Year 2013 Award. She has experience with teaching online classes and getting students to be engaging through her courses.
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