WordsWorthLearning – Flipped Classroom

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  1. THE TRADITIONAL MODEL – the teacher’s role is to “give lessons” and “set homework”

     Common Problems:

  • students learn at different paces
  • they miss important pieces of information, even though they were “present”
  • when absent – they miss critical lessons (sick, sports)
  • some have homework glitches e.g. “forgot” how to do it from class
  • they have no time to practice (on their own) in class
  • in class, some students “get it”, some “nearly get it” and some “don’t get it’
  1. THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM MODEL – teacher’s role is to “reinforce” learning

Recognised Benefits:

  • with online video tutorials and interactive exercises students can pause, rewind and re-watch lessons, truly learning at their own pace
  • doing the “homework” in class gives teachers a much better insight into each student’s learning style and (importantly) those having difficulty
  • teacher can discuss and review the previous night’s lessons with the class allowing all students to construct meaning and understanding
  • teacher can use this approach to create a “learning together” ethos – where they all participate and help each other to learn
  • teacher will then select the next set of lessons to be learned at home
  1. A WORKING PROTOTYPE SOLUTION

The online WordsWorthLearning© programme and methodology remediates reading and spelling problems (including dyslexia) and it fits perfectly with the Flipped Classroom model especially in the Learning Support / Resource scenarios whereby:

  • Lessons at Home: Child with a Parent (or other facilitator e.g. relation, friend, carer) will login to the WordsWorthLearning © program for fifteen minutes each school day to learn the lessons that have been set by the teacher. They will watch the video tutorials and then consolidate the lessons via interactive online reading or spelling exercises.  Note: If there is a problem engaging a facilitator at home, this role can be done in school either individually or in small groups, where the lessons can be facilitated by a Learning Support teacher, SNA, teacher assistant or even a suitably qualified student.
  • Homework in Class: Teacher/ Learning Support Teacher/ SNA can work with individuals or small groups in class to create a dynamic, engaging and interactive environment for the class to discuss their opinions about what has been learnt from the lessons done at home. This provides more opportunity for students to construct meaning and a deeper understanding. Doing the “homework” in class in this way allows a teacher to gain a better understanding about each student’s learning style and identify those that have difficulties. The next home lessons (online videos & exercises) will then be set by the teacher.

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