Teaching Techniques- Flipped Classroom (Inverting your class):

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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the nature of Flipped Learning
  • Determine how to integrate Flipped Learning into their current syllabus
  • Design lesson plans for Flipped Learning
  • Create engaging video lectures
  • Faciliate in-class activities using Team-based learning
  • Requirements
    • Students only need the love for teaching and the want for trying new method of teaching to join this course

    This course enables instructors and teachers to utilize Flipped Learning in three steps: design a lesson plan, creating video lecture, and using team-based learning to facilitate in-class activities.

    The course begins with a introduction about Flipped Learning, in which students learn the basics of Flipped Learning and the 3-step-model to incorporate Flipped Learning into their courses.

    Next, students will learn to select a unit in their syllabus for flipping and to design a flipped lesson plan for that unit.

    Students are then introduced to two videos on how to use video lectures in Flipped Learning. In the first video, they will learn SSEUL, also known as the key components of a good video lecture. In the second video, students will learn how to use QuickTime to capture PowerPoint lectures and edit them

    Lastly, students will learn the basic principles of Team-based Learning to facilitate in-class practice activities.

    Who is the target audience?
    • Teachers and instructors who would like to use Flipped Learning in their courses

    Many of the examples EducationDive shares illustrate unique models of how a teacher can invert their class. Is one of those flipped concepts right for your classroom? Let’s take a look at each:

    1. The Standard Inverted Classroom: Students are assigned the “homework” of watching video lectures and reading any materials relevant to the next day’s class. During class time, students practice what they’ve learned through traditional schoolwork, with their teachers freed up for additional one-on-one time.
    2. The Discussion-Oriented Flipped Classroom: Teachers assign lecture videos, as well as any other video or reading related to the day’s subject — think TED Talks, YouTube videos, and other resources. Class time is then devoted to discussion and exploration of the subject. This can be an especially useful approach in subjects where context is everything — think history, art, or English.
    3. The Demonstration-Focused Flipped Classroom: Especially for those subjects that require students to remember and repeat activities exactly — think chemistry, physics, and just about every math class — it is most helpful to have a video demonstration to be able to rewind and rewatch. In this model, the teacher uses screen recording software to demonstrate the activity in a way that allows students to follow along at their own pace.
    4. The Faux-Flipped Classroom: One great idea EducationDrive uncovered is perfect for younger students for whom actual homework might not yet be appropriate. This flipped classroom model instead has those students watch lecture video in class — giving them the opportunity to review materials at their own pace, with the teacher able to move from student to student to offer whatever individual support each young learner needs.
    5. The Group-Based Flipped Classroom: This model adds a new element to help students learn — each other. The class starts the same way others do, with lecture videos and other resources shared before class. The shift happens when students come to class, teaming up to work together on that day’s assignment. This format encourages students to learn from one another and helps students to not only learn the what the right answers are but also how to actually explain to a peer why those answers are right.
    6. The Virtual Flipped Classroom: For older students and in some courses, the flipped classroom can eliminate the need for classroom time at all. Some college and university professors now share lecture video for student viewing, assign and collect work via online learning management systems, and simply require students to attend office hours or other regularly scheduled time for brief one-on-one instruction based on that individual student’s needs.
    7. Flipping The Teacher: All the video created for a flipped classroom doesn’t have to begin and end with the teacher. Students too can make use of video to better demonstrate proficiency. Assign students to their record practice role-play activities to show competency, or ask each to film themselves presenting a new subject or skill as a means to “teach the teacher”.

    As Mark Frydenberg of the Huffington Post notes, “It is not a ‘one size fits all’ model.” He points out that every classroom is different, with different levels of access to technology, different levels of motivation on the part of the students, and different technological know-how on the part of the instructors. Additionally, teachers must re-learn how to act as the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage”—and that takes time.

    However, whenever the shift does occur, many experts believe the benefits are well worth the effort. According to ASCD.org, of 453 teachers who flipped their classrooms, 67 percent reported increased test scores, with particular benefits for students in advanced placement classes and students with special needs; 80 percent reported improved student attitudes, and 99 percent said they would flip their classrooms again next year.

    The Practical Guide to Flipping Your Classroom

    Take a deeper look into the flipped classroom evolution, including the foundational strategy and early results that have so many teachers excited, in our white paper, So You’ve Decided To Flip Your Classroom.

    In it, we discuss the five most important technologies schools should consider when researching or implementing the flipped classroom, including:

    • How to make videos easily available, consistently and securely
    • How to enable teachers to record video in any location
    • Ensuring instructors can record anything, no matter how complex
    • Ensuring students can watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any device
    • Ensuring students can find any topic in any video when needed


    At Panopto, we’re committed to giving teachers the easiest solution for flipping their classrooms. With our software, lectures videos can be recorded from any laptop — in the classroom, at home, or just about anywhere else.

    Once recorded, lecture videos can be automatically uploaded to a school’s video library so that students can view them on laptops, smartphones, and tablets.


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