BSU The Flipped Classroom Model

Hello Everyone! My name is Jeff Colburn. I have been teaching physical education in Plainville, MA since 1995. I am a BSU graduate and I hold a M.S. (Technology in Education.) While I have always used video in my PE classes, this year I have stumbled upon a teaching practice that uses videos in a more efficient way than I have ever seen or heard of before. Today's presentation is about a teaching model called "The Flipped Classroom." I hope that in the next 45 minutes you will all understand what the "flipped" model is and how it can greatly impact the "teaching-learning" process in the gymnasium. Marcus De La Vega and I have been using this approach to teaching as much as we can in our P.E. classes and we love the results! *************************************************************************************************************************************

************************************************************************************************************************************* This next video explains the reason why flipping is GREAT for ALL students! It helps students of various motivation levels, learning styles and interests, access the KEY knowledge in ways that best suits them. The Flipped Model addresses so many of the changes that happening in public k-12 schools right now: technology, child-centered classrooms, student talk vs teacher talk...

************************************************************************************************************************************* This next video is great for a couple of reasons. First, it is introducing a 7 step "method." We all know that "2 no more than 3" is the best advice when introducing new cues and concepts. This would not be the best teaching if done in the classroom. A supervisor may in fact look at this as "ineffective" teaching. However, by "flipping" the instruction, this becomes great teaching! Second, this demonstration/explanation in the classroom/gymnasium would likely last MUCH longer than the 2 minute video clip. There would be many questions and time would be needed for the teachers to address these questions. ***Using the flipped model does not mean that teachers should not be available to answer questions! I am simply pointing out the amount of time that is potentially saved by students being able to pause and replay the content.

************************************************************************************************************************************* Marcus and I started our first flip, by taking a time consuming drill "UFO" and using it as a video to watch at home. The drill has some confusing aspects for young kids, and we were hoping by showing it before we worked on it in class, that many students would grasp it better than if they learned it in class alone, by traditional teacher led discussions. We are still working on "accountability." This model is probably much easier to use in middle and high school because students are more self directed than in elementary school. However, we still believe that there are huge benefits from using the flipped model in PE. The biggest thing at this point is, how do we hold young students accountable for "doing" their homework? We hosted an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for the class that turned in the most homework! See it here! *************************************************************************************************************************************