The Flipped Maths Classroom

Richard Andrew
This online course targets teachers of mathematics who want to embrace the concept of the Flipped Classroom, freeing up class time for collaboration and exploration.
Target Audience
Secondary & Middle School Maths Teachers
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This 16 week online course targets teachers of mathematics who want to embrace the concept of the Flipped Classroom. (Refer to the course prerequisites below). The Flipped Classroom allows students to access ‘teaching segments’ in their own time thereby freeing up class time for collaboration and exploration. However, this is not necessarily about students ‘watching lectures at home’. Rather, the Flipped Mastery model is promoted whereby comprehensive, student-centred units of work are created for students to access online during lessons and/or outside lesson time. Topics covered include sourcing video content, creating maths instructional videos, delivering video to students online and creating quality online units of work. Importantly we will explore effective ways to deal with student-centred learning, an approach inherent in the Flipped Classroom. The course recommends various software but will cater for a range of technologies.
Course pre-requisites: Participants need to be competent in operating their computer i.e. be able to manage multiple programs and windows simultaneously, readily adapt, learn and trouble-shoot new software. Participants do not need to be advanced computer users, rather, competent computer users. The December date enables the course to be completed during the Christmas holidays, finishing mid Term 1. Accredited PD Hrs = 12

Audience

Secondary & Middle School Maths Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.

This course can be accessed 24/7 over a 16 week period. Due to the requirements of the course and the challenges of learning new software and work flows, participants will need to spread their involvement evenly over much of the 16 week period.
The December occurrence runs through the Christmas holiday period, ending mid Term One. Participants are able to work on the course whenever it suits them during that period.


This course contributes to 12.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
05/12/2016 Online Cancelled $399 + GST

Sessions

Session One: Introduction

30 minutes

Contains introductory information necessary to complete the course, guidance re screen casting software options, preparation for Session 5 (Creating instructional videos). Participants are not required to purchase any software although may choose to do so.

Session Two: A Flipped Maths Classroom? Why and How

30 minutes

The flipped mathematics classroom explained. Some advantages, issues and obstacles to be aware of. Examples of flipped units are provided.

Session Three: Student-centered learning

30 minutes

Arguably, the most important aspect of the flipped classroom is the fact that it promotes student-centered learning. This module looks at the issues around student-centered learning and the management of student-centered learning in the context of the mathematics classroom.

Session Four: Sourcing and sharing quality media

30 minutes

After exploring different types of mathematics videos participants are coordinated to search, find and share several quality instructional videos resulting in each participant gaining multiple, quality videos across multiple topics.

Session Five: Preparation - Creating instructional screencasts

45 minutes

This module is an overview of the planning process required for creating screencast videos and includes the pros and cons of producing ‘scribbling’ videos as well as some example snippets from videos created by past participants.

Session Six: Screen capture options

15 minutes

‘Capturing your screen’ is an important skill for creating flipped units. Some screen capture tools also record video, but come with some related issues which are explored.

Session Seven: Screen casting options

2 hours and 30 minutes

Many screen casting options for PC, Mac, iPad and Android are explored. Some are covered via detailed tutorials and others by overview articles and/or videos.

Session Eight: Video type, compression and sharing

30 minutes

Once participants create some videos they need to be shared. This is where Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo and etc come to the fore. Additional background information to video file types and video compression is given.

Session Nine: Options for delivering your media

1 hour

Once participants have sourced and created some media, it will be time to ‘flip’ some lessons – in other words, create an online unit of work. This session provides an overview.

Session Ten: Tutorials for delivering your media

3 hours

There are many options for creating a flipped unit of work and some of the better ones are explored in this session – Google Drive, Open Learning, Weebly, Google Sites, Moodle and others.

Session Eleven: Implementing your Flipped Mathematics Classroom

2 hours

Once participants have created their flipped unit they implement it with their students and then report back to the course their implementation experiences.

What To Bring

Preparation
Officially there is no preparation required for this course. However if you do not currently use screen casting software you are going to need to decide what to use. The decision will require some reading and quite a bit to thought as it depends on need, platform and budget, to name a few factors. A document will be forwarded to you upon enrolment containing sufficient information should you want to choose your software and other peripherals prior to the course commencing. Note there is no need for a participant to buy any extra software or hardware for the course. However, if you know you want to embrace the Flipped Classroom path and therefore create media in the future you would be wise to use quality software.

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Robyn Crocker on 26/09/2016

Great course, opened my eyes to the benefits. Learned new skills which I feel confident to apply in my teaching and share with colleagues.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Jason Ng on 21/09/2016

Very well-structured course; it caters to a wide range of competency and experience with technology. I appreciated the effort put into making sure there was a substantial degree of choice as to type of device, delivery structure, etc. I also enjoyed the way collaboration and peer reviewing was encouraged. The course has completely changed the way I teach one of my classes, and they greatly appreciate the advantages of this system. Thanks!

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Michael Barton on 14/09/2016

The course was a great refresher for me and helped me revise some key aspects. I also learnt a few new things around different types of software programs.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Evie Apfelbaum on 30/08/2016

I really enjoyed doing this course. I learnt an enormous amount and discovered a new way of communicating with my students which they also really loved!

I found it stressful to complete it at home as I am always busy and over committed and intend to spend more time exploring the different resources introduced in the course.

I would recommend it to all and intend to do Richard’s other on line course in the next 12 months.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Megan Hamblin on 11/08/2016

This was a really great course and I would like to have spent more time working on it.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
08/08/2016

A course that gets you thinking about the way you teach. You are given numerous ways of flipping your classroom but have the flexibility to choose your own path. I have implemented suggestions, learned a lot and I feel like my teaching has evolved with my new skills. Richard Andrew is very supportive and approachable. The work load is significant so it is important you have the time to dedicate to trialling new things. A worthwhile experience that I would recommend.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Eran Daniel on 11/04/2016

Well delivered course. Well structured.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Allen Grant on 04/04/2016

I enjoyed the course and the mode of delivery. Richard Andrew was very supportive and gave plenty of helpful feedback. I would recommend it to other teachers.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Amelia Dickenson-Jones on 16/03/2016

Really enjoyable course. Time-consuming but great to see the flipped model applied to the maths classroom.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Stefanie Fetzer on 29/01/2016

I have learnt a lot about new programs of which I had no knowledge before. It was fun to create a unit of work and have it available electronically now exactly the way I would like to teach it to my students – I gained a valuable resource by participating in the course. I also saved some links to work that turned out great from other participants and intend to use it in my lessons.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by David Ellis on 18/01/2016

Gave me the theory, confidence and skills (including those little tricks usually only gained through hours of practice) to make and implement a flipped-mastery course. And at the end I have a bank of resources sourced and created by the other teachers doing the course.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Jeffrey Mills on 10/01/2016

The course was extremely user friendly and followed a very logical sequence. I felt that I had a pretty good understanding of what the flipped model entailed, but I very quickly learned that there was so much more to it. To understand that student spread is to be encouraged was an exciting concept, since I prior believed this to be a potential problem. I would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in exploring the flipped model, but also for those interested in screencasting, providing engaging online resources in an organised manner or to even build confidence in their ICT skills. Thanks Richard!

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by John Hepworth on 14/12/2015

Possibly the most engaging PD I have done. The highlight of the course is that there is no irony in its delivery as the course is a Flipped Classroom. I was interested in the concept before doing the course, however, throughout the course I became inspired and I have since effectively invested significant time in to designing new units for my classrooms.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by John Kunz on 02/12/2015

Good course – new skills learnt, and very applicable.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Tyrone Giese on 02/12/2015

The course is really useful and convenient. Lots of great resources have been pulled together and summarised. Trying out all of the techniques as you go allows you to make sure that you’re doing things right.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Ramona Lobo on 23/11/2015

Over all a very good course. Although I knew about the concept of a flipped classroom, it forced me to implement one and report back on it. The length of time provided for the course was adequate although I didn’t distribute my time evenly. As a typical student, I left a lot of the implementation to the last minute despite Richard’s warnings and this became quite stressful towards the end. It was good that there was no real deadline, particularly for the reporting milestones however, for a person that is unmotivated this isn’t always a good thing. I am now hooked on a screen casting software that was introduced to me via the course. This was overall a good learning experience.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Sally Guise on 08/10/2015

The course was fantastic and helped launch me into being able to successfully flip my classroom. The information was great and easy to follow; particularly for someone like me who doesn’t have a great deal of confidence with technology. At the beginning of the course, the thought of putting together a whole flipped unit was very daunting, so it felt very rewarding to have achieved that by the end.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Craig Milligan on 06/10/2015

I thought the course was really good and particularly relevant to today’s type of student. My students are far more willing to engage in an exploratory topic using videos and the internet (which they are very comfortable using) as opposed to listening to a teacher explain. The advantage of using a video to deliver a lesson means that students can work at their own pace (pause, rewind etc) which is a massive challenge in the “live” classroom environment where you are generally forced to pitch your lessons at the middle-level student.

Although the course took longer than 12 hours to complete, the time taken to complete the course was useful, valuable and worthwhile.

The Flipped Maths Classroom / Online
by Amy Xue on 23/09/2015

The Flipped Maths Classroom course gave me a wealth of information. It presented material on various softwares which allowed me to experiment and find one which worked for me. I loved the practical, hands-on nature of the course in creating screen casts and flipped units. Overall, a very worthwhile course.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
19/08/2015

Excellent course. Richard was very helpful and understanding of the problems arising throughout the course. There were plenty of software suggestions and the video demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. I am now confident in producing videos that will help the learning process of my students.


About the team


Richard Andrew

Creator

Richard has taught in 3 states and territories of Australia over the past 25 years and has been Head of Mathematics at Oxford Falls Grammar School for 6 years. He has developed a teaching style which is interactive and relational, directed yet open ended, and which fosters individual progression, higher-order thinking, and collaborative learning. Richard is a passionate campaigner for conceptual learning; his professional journey continues to lead him to discover more and more ways of teaching mathematics conceptually and he delights in sharing these with other teachers.