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Workshop on Pedagogy of Flipped Classroom in Ludhiana, Punjab on 12-13-14 July, 2017

Background

Flipped Learning is a practice for enhancing Learning Outcome (Higher Order Thinking -HOTs included). Usual sequence of learning events is teacher talk in the class followed by students‟ practice at home – reading and home work. In Flipped Learning, this sequence is flipped; students come to class with advance preparation; teacher reinforces their learning and guides it to higher levels of cognition.

HOTs can be cultivated only through direct and active engagement of students on learning activities. „Careful listening to even best of the teachers‟ is not enough. Teachers are burdened with „Covering the syllabuses. “So, no time for activities”. Further, HOTs can be developed only on the foundation of lower order thinking, especially knowledge and understanding. This lower order cognition is better achieved through well prepared digital contents.

ETMA prepared number of digital contents on NCERT textbooks. Contents that require about 4 periods to teach in conventional format is effectively covered in a 10 to 12 minute well prepared digital content based on detailed Content Analysis without missing anything at all. In the new format of Flipped Learning, digital content lays down the foundation (LOTs) creating time and opportunity for teachers to engage students in a variety of learning activities to cultivate HOTs and enhance learning outcome.

Based on research, ETMA takes Flipped Learning to the next higher level. It does not follow conventional teaching preceded by pre-class viewing of video. ETMA uses pre-class video for laying down the foundation of knowledge and understanding. ETMA provides the knowhow of creating complete Learning Design engaging students actively into learning tasks to achieve higher order learning and ensuring Mastery Learning Outcome.

Need for Teacher Training

To achieve Mastery Learning Outcome, teachers have to be trained in

  1.  Accessing and Curating Digital Contents from online as well as offline sources to suit their instructional requirements;
  2.  Scientific Pedagogy of Flipped Classroom;
  3.  Hands on training in creating learning designs for this innovative methodology;
  4.  Implementing, initially on an experimental mode, flipped classroom for real life curricular transaction; and preferably
  5.  Developing tailor-made digital content consonant with the personal style of the teacher.

Workshop

ETMA will hold a three-day workshop for teachers on Pedagogy of Flipped Learning for 5th to 8th grade teachers on 12-13-14 July, 2017 at Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana. The workshop will comprise 3

  • Content Analysis of a selected chapter (for improved understanding);
  • Hands on training on Accessing and Curating online digital resources based on certain criteria (e.g. content analysis);
  • Introduction to Open Education Resources (OER);
  • Pedagogy of Flipped Classroom;
  • Hands on Training on creating Flipped Learning Designs based on Scientific Pedagogy.

Methodology

ETMA adopts workshop Design for implementing Flipped Learning Design (FLD) in two parts.

Pre-Workshop

All registered participants are enrolled in a WhatsApp group at least 10 days in advance. They are provided with inputs on Flipped Learning Designs; and lead references to online videos. The WhatsApp group also has members from ETMA Faculty. Participants are encouraged to interact with each other and the Workshop Faculty, before the workshop.

Workshop

Workshop comprises a series of short workshops producing one component each of the Flipped Learning Design. This is preceded by brief inputs by the faculty. Approximately 85% of the workshop time is devoted to teachers actively engaged in designing FLDs and 15% on expert intervention. Principals of participating schools are invited. They are briefed by the ETMA faculty about the programmes. They are, then, invited to address the participants.

Outcome

At the end of the program, each participant would have a FLD on one topic selected and prepared by the teacher.

Post Workshop I 

Training loss to the extent of 80% within few months is common all over the world. Actively engaging follow up can arrest training loss and increase training impact. To arrest training loss, ETMA experts meet the participants and their principals after 6 to 8 weeks in a review meeting.

In the meanwhile, participants are expected to implement and try out the FLD prepared during the Workshop. Participants present the results of students learning outcome and their experience in this review meeting.

Participants

According to Peter Senge, famed author of Fifth Discipline said, „Individual learning …… is irrelevant for organizational learning. Individuals learn all the time and yet there is no organizational learning. If the teams learn, they become micro-cosmic for learning throughout the organization”. ETMA recommends schools to depute a team of four or five teachers to ensure organizational learning and for better impact of training.

Teachers can be from Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Languages and Literature teaching in grades 5 to 8.

Date & Time

Date:   12-13-14 July, 2017
Time:   8 am to 2 pm

Workshop Fees

Course Fees will be charged @Rs.7000/- per teacher covering Pre-Workshop Online education, three-day workshop, and Post Workshop one-day Follow up and Review Meeting. Course fee includes snacks on the three-day workshop and training kit.

Cheques should be drawn in favour of ‘Educational Technology and Management Academy’ and sent in advance to ETMA at T6/1701, Valley View Estate, Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, Gurugram – 122001. Online bank transfer is also acceptable.