Course Flipping the English Language Classroom

Curso

Course Flipping the English Language Classroom

Departamento Lenguas y Cultura
Inicio / Programas / Course Flipping the English Language Classroom

Flipping the English Language Classroom

Teaching today requires an innovator's mindset (Couros, 2014) characterised by educators who are empathetic, reflective, resilient, creative, observant, networked, risk-takers and problem finders/solvers. When classes are flipped -meaning that explanations and teacher instruction is no longer provided in the classroom, but assigned individual learning- then new learning opportunities open up for the teacher to focus and center the teaching process on students. Even though the educational world has embraced the Internet era and the myriad of technological resources for learning that appear day to day, it holds true that in many modern classrooms, teaching dynamics and pedagogy have somehow frozen in time and stayed in the past. The ever growing globalized movement demands for an active and meaningful English language learning process. With this in mind, this course will aim at exploring and applying the different pillars and principles of flipped learning, a pedagogical approach, which inevitably challenges teachers to shift their mindsets into one of growth and innovation.

 

Dirigido a

This course is open to new and experienced English teachers of any educational context who want to innovate their teaching practices within a student-centered approach. The expected English level is a B2, according to the Common European Framework (CEFR), since the course will presented in English as well as all the content and resources provided.

Nivel de inglés B2, según el Marco Común Europeo (MCER).

Objetivos

General Objective

Participants will learn what the flipped learning approach is and how to apply it in their classes according to their specific teaching context. This includes lesson planning with active learning activities, a flipped video, feedback and teacher self-reflection.

Specific Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will have:

- understood what flipped learning is and the benefits it offers teaching and learning processes

- reflected on what active learning is and types of activities

- explored tools for video creation

- created a video for a flip lesson

- planned a flipped lesson for their own teaching context

- reflected on being a professional educator and having an innovator's mindset

Metodología

This course will be framed within a flipped learning approach. Therefore, participants will be expected to access core content through videos, readings, links, etc. during the week and then come to class prepared to apply, plan, discuss, socialize and reflect on the different topics learned. In other words, instruction will be accessed through an online component, and face to face sessions will focus on application.

Participants will be expected to make small presentations, socialize lesson plans, co-evaluate and reflect on their teaching practices.

Contenido

The course will be divided in six sessions in which the following content will be covered:

Session 1

  • Understanding flipped learning and its 4 pillars: (Flexible environment, Learning culture, Intentional content, Professional educator)
  • Flipped learning vs in-class flip
  • What is intentional content?
  • Applying Bloom's Taxonomy

Session 2

  • What makes a good learning culture?
  • What content can you flip?
  • Flipping different skills
  • Including active learning in our planning
  • Planning an in-class flip

Session 3

  • Making flipped videos
  • Using screencasting tools to create videos
  • Tips for making good presentations
  • Socializing in-class flip lessons plans

Session 4

  • Tech-tool microteaching
  • What does a flexible environment imply?
  • Improving video lessons

Session 5

  • Tech-tool microteaching
  • (Application of in-class flip lesson with video in teaching context)
  • What does it take to be a professional educator in flipped learning?
  • Growth mindset and innovator's mindset

Session 6

  • Tech-tool microteaching
  • Sharing and networking
  • Reflecting on our flipped lessons and teaching practices
  • Reporting lesson plan application

Profesores

Martha Adelaida Ramírez Rodríguez

English professor in the Department of Languages and Sociocultural Studies at Universidad de Los Andes. She holds a BA in Foreign languages from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and a MA in Education from Universidad de Los Andes. She is a Master Teacher in the Flipped Learning Global Community-FLGI and one of the experts in both the Flipped Learning Level II certification course and Differentiation certification course of FLGI.

She is also a coordinator of the Electronic Village Online- EVO (TESOL Affiliate) and has been a moderator of the Flipped Learning session since 2016. She has recently collaborated in writing the book Innovations in Flipping the Language Classroom (2018) by Jeff Mehring and Adrian Leis.