Over the years StratoStar has developed materials for Educators to engage students with hands-on project based STEM activities utilizing high-altitude ballooning missions. We have try to keep up with the latest trends used by teachers to engage students in learning. This is a two part series on what we have learned about the "Flipped Classroom."
In recent years, some teachers have been flipping the typical classroom-teaching model on its head, using technology to give lectures outside of class time and spending more time in classroom focusing on work and activities. This is called the Flipped Classroom model. Teachers record their lectures through video and upload them onto the Internet, allowing their students to access them whenever they are able. This means that teachers spend class time working closely with students as they work projects and activities that help them engage the content they viewed outside of the classroom.
The jury is still out on whether this new way of doing things is better than more traditional models, but here are five reasons why teachers are finding this Flipped Classroom model beneficial:
This new, upside-down model is proving to be very beneficial as it promotes student learning and incorporates a relaxed learning environment that enables students to continue advancing in their education. Next week we will talk about five reasons AGAINST the flipped classroom.
Comment below on your opinions and insights for or against the "Flipped Classroom."
By: Jason Krueger
What Professors Are Saying
One of the great things about high-altitude ballooning is you have the freedom to choose the kind of experiments you want to send up through the air to the edge of space and it's only limited by your creativity.
Dr. Glen Kissel
University of Southern Indiana