My Lessons Plans include CCSS and 6 C's skills for the 21st Century
Being new to the district and New to Touro I used the district materials and followed the district pacing guide with the support of Administration and my team I made modifications.
Lessons are from McGraw-Hill Glencoe Course 2 Ca. Math. Using the flipped model the teacher decides which lessons need to be made into video. I chose topics that are often confusing where I could point out the common error. It is nice for review anytime a student needs it or is absent.
21st Century College and Career Readiness (lesson Plan above-modifications were made)
This projected linked math and science. Students explored the Ocean. They researched the field of Oceanography and found that it is inter-disciplinary with majors in chemistry, biology, environmental science, meteorology, math, physics, and even medicine.
They researched what degree they would need to be an oceanographer and what they study and do in the field of oceanography as well as how much math they would need. They researched why it is important and found links to climate change, medicine, earthquakes, pollution, volcanos etc.
Students were put in groups of 4-5 and each student was given 5 slides to answer their question(that they chose) and share what they found most exciting to them about their topic. They presented their slide show to the whole class and each took turns explaining their findings.
I turned their slide shows into video to give you a quick idea and glance at their learning. My next steps for next year is to collaborate with the English Department and having students cite their sources using MLA format. I would also like to invite an oceanographer (via web if they can not make it in-person) to speak with the students. I also learned that students needed more time than I thought. This was my first attempt at a college and career readiness project.
Students Work Samples of Oceanography Project
Student work samples of Fair Game Probability Project.
Students had to create their own fair games they could look up game printable game boards or create their own.They played against other teams to get feedback as to whether the game was fair based on the probability lesson they learned. By flipping lesson it freed class time to do projects. The sixth grade invited us to see their projects too and so here's a video of our collaboration and sharing projects across the grade levels.
Student discussion after 3 flipped lessons (Interest, sales tax, tips) using ed.ted.com
These lessons are public (Rose Girguis profile) so you can look them up and see the student discussions better. These were lessons students completed as homework and had 24/7 access. If a student was absent they could easily make it up. It also allows the teacher to comment and give feedback. These were some of my first attempts at flipping lessons.
UDL- Universal Design Guideline
The combination of the flipped classroom combined with PBL and infused with technology makes it easier to reach every student. There is no excuse. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Everyone has something to contribute. Help your students achieve their highest potential by incorporating the UDL model.