There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom.  This past week the Flipped Class Conference occurred at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park Colorado and during the pre-conference a team of flipped teachers got together to write a three-part article about the nature of the Flipped Class.  This first article is an attempt to define what the Flipped Class is and what it is NOT.

The traditional definition of a flipped class is:

Where videos take the place of direct instruction

This then allows students to get individual time in class to work with their teacher on key learning activities.

It is called the flipped class because what used to be classwork (the “lecture” is done at home via teacher-created videos and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class.

But from our perspective, as successful flipped teachers, we believe it is so much more.  We also realize there is a lot of mis-information about the Flipped Classroom and quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology.  Thus the purpose of this article is to list out what we believe it is and what we believe it is not.

via The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality – THE DAILY RIFF – Be Smarter. About Education..

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