Flip the Class Through ICT

FLIPPED

Preparation:

Course organisers will send a list of materials related to the course topic to the participants. They can read it in order to prepare for the course. Organisers will assist the participants if they need information related to the accommodation, flight tickets, etc. It is recommended that the participants sign up to tools such as Kahoot, Socrative, Khan Academy, etc. before attending the course. Participants should also bring their smart phones or tablets or laptops. 

Course description

What will happen if we flip the whole classroom? This is a relatively new model called „Flipped Classroom“. Having lectures at home and „homework“ at school enables students to learn at their own pace. Today there are so many options for online learning; students can easily watch videos and do the instructional part of learning at home. The key purpose of the flipped classroom is to engage students in active learning where there is a greater focus on students' application of conceptual knowledge rather than factual recall.
Flipped Classroom is practically impossible without E-learning. Students need to learn how to use technology and different online tools in order to actually attend parts of the lesson. Then they have homework at school, with the opportunity to ask the teacher everything that is not clear.
Thus, the course also focuses on various strategies which imply using E-learning in education. Trainees will improve their theoretical knowledge and expertise in the area of digital classroom. They will also have a chance to see and try many different activities using ICT. Participants will practice how to use different tools available online - Kahoot, Socrative, Prezi, Khan Academy, etc. Trainees will also learn how to engage different groups of students in the digital classroom. They will learn how to adapt existing tasks and assignments in a way that they suit the needs of mixed ability classes.

 Methodology:

     The methodological approach implicates:
  • Ice – Breaking and Warm – Up Sessions;
  • Quizzes;
  • Using online learning platforms;
  • Role – Play;
  • Blogs;
  • Group Discussions;
  • Debates;
  • Problem – Solving Activities in Digital Classroom ;
  • Project – Solving Activities;
  • Action – Based Strategies;
  • Brainstorming;
  • Questionnaires

Objectives

  • Improve the teaching and communication skills
  • Improve students` motivation by using technology in  the classroom
  • Learn how to turn flip your class
  • Provide teachers with practical ideas on how they can incorporate technology into their existing lessons
  • Familiarize teachers with current Internet trends and how they can be applied in the lessons
  • Familiarize teachers with different opportunities on how to use Google (Webquest)
  • Allow teachers to create their own courses and workshops online
Learning Outcomes

  • Improvement at the level of key competences and IT skills
  • Being familiar with apps/platforms that can be used in school to enhance students' motivation
  • Learning about the origin of Flipped Classroom and how to apply it in your classroom
  • Learning how to use Kahoot and Socrative and implement quizzes in the classroom
  • Learning how to implement Information and Communication Technologies’(ICT) in teaching and learning
  • Improvement of language and communication skills
  • Get practical ideas for the classroom to motivate the students
  • Learning about the good practices of Flipped Classroom in European schools
  • Enhance diversity and intercultural awareness, critical thinking and cyber media literacy
  • Improvement of language and communication skills
  • Internationalisation at the level of education
  • Development of tools and techniques for innovative problem solving.

Follow-up

Trainees will be given soft and hard copies of all lesson materials, which they can present to their colleagues in their own organizations to generate interest in 21st-century teaching methods with creative thinking. In addition, a mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get a detailed feedback for the effectiveness of the training event.

Programme of training activities day-by-day:

Day 1 – MONDAY

  • Welcome and registration
  • Introduction to Flipped Classroom
  • The origin of Flipped Classroom – What does it mean to flip the classroom?
  • Technology and Education – how to maximize learning potential by using technology
  • Key terminology of digital classroom and E-learning
  • Teacher and Google – Who is a better educator in the 21st century? – Critical debate
Day 2 – TUESDAY


  • How to implement E-learning in classroom in different subjects
  • Tools for online learning: Khan Academy
  • Creating a lesson in Ted-Ed Lesson
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Flipped Classroom

Day 3 – WENDESDAY

  • How to start a lesson with digital activities: Ice-breakers, energisers and warm-ups
  • Using blogs in the classroom
  • Wordpress – create your own blog
  • How to find resources online

Day 4 – THURSDAY

  • Introduction to Edmodo: Facebook for teachers
  • How to manage your class via online classroom
  • Examples of good practices of flipping the classroom
  • How to create a digital environment in school

Day 5 – FRIDAY

  • Technology as a vehicle for learning;
  • Useful educational programs online: Kahoot, Socrative and other programs
  • Online tests

Days 6/7 – SATURDAY and SUNDAY Workshops and Cultural/Sightseeing Activities

Day 8 – Monday 

  • Workshop: Digital learning in my subject
  • E- learning can be fun
  • How to use Prezi: Presentations in Flipped Classroom

Day 9 – Tuesday

  • Benefits of E-learning and Flipped Classroom
  • Using technology in the classroom revised

Day 10 – Wednesday

  • Workshop
  • Feedback, course evaluation and dissemination focus
  • Certificate of attendance awarding