Flipping the Classroom with SAM Projects

Presenter: Melinda Doty, East Carolina University Are you tired of receiving blank stares when teaching your class? I was too, so I changed my entire philosophy on teaching. I "flipped" the classroo so the students in my computer applications class are doing work while I guide them through it. We work through the material in class then they complete a quiz for homework. In this presentation, I will explain my teaching strategy for getting students involved and excited about learning in SAM. Through a combination of SAM Projects and SAM Path, I am able to take the traditional, boring computer class and turn it into something much more interactive and fun.

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Flipping the Classroom with SAM Projects

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Presenter: Melinda Doty, East Carolina University Are you tired of receiving blank stares when teaching your class? I was too, so I changed my entire philosophy on teaching. I "flipped" the classroo so the students in my computer applications class are doing work while I guide them through it. We work through the material in class then they complete a quiz for homework. In this presentation, I will explain my teaching strategy for getting students involved and excited about learning in SAM. Through a combination of SAM Projects and SAM Path, I am able to take the traditional, boring computer class and turn it into something much more interactive and fun.
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  1. Flipping the Classroom Using SAM Projects

    Slide 1 - Flipping the Classroom Using SAM Projects

    • Melinda Doty
    • East Carolina University
  2. Flipping the Classroom

    Slide 2 - Flipping the Classroom

    • What is a flipped classroom?
    • Is there more than one way to flip?
    • How is this teaching style accomplished?
    • Why change to a flipped teaching style?
    • What are the implications?
    • How are SAM projects used to accomplish a flipped classroom?
    • What are the students opinions on this style of learning?
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  3. 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference

    Slide 3 - 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference

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  4. The ABCs of a Flipped Classroom

    Slide 4 - The ABCs of a Flipped Classroom

    • What is a flipped classroom?
    • Recorded Lectures, PowerPoints and other Materials
    • Provided online
    • Given prior to the class period
    • Project-based learning
    • Completed in class
    • Versions of a flipped classroom
    • Determined by YOU, the instructor
    • Incorporates projects and discussions based on the course material into class time
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  5. Teaching Style Inverted

    Slide 5 - Teaching Style Inverted

    • Instructor participates in a facilitator-type role
    • Teaching and explaining concurrently
    • Encourages interaction between the instructor and students
    • Stimulates interaction between classmates
    • Provides more one-on-one attention with each student
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  6. Teaching Style Inverted

    Slide 6 - Teaching Style Inverted

    • Student-centered learning
    • Allows items to be applied immediately as they are taught
    • Allows students to practice during class
    • Students complete assignments in class
    • Projects
    • Discussions
    • Debates
    • Determined by class material
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  7. Why should I flip my classroom?

    Slide 7 - Why should I flip my classroom?

    • Students are changing
    • Schools are changing
    • Elementary, middle, high schools and college/universities have implemented flipping techniques
    • Student learning is changing
    • Assessment of students is changing
    • Instructors must change!
    • We must meet the students where they are!
    • Flipping helps students of ALL abilities
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  8. Implications of Learning – Positive

    Slide 8 - Implications of Learning – Positive

    • Encourages participation in class
    • Removes the disconnected lecture component
    • Stimulates interaction among students and teacher
    • Puts more responsibility on the student to learn
    • Inspires a problem-solving environment
    • Gives students time to reflect on and apply teachings
    • Allows the instructor an opportunity to detect and adjust for problems as they arise
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  9. Implications of Learning – Positive

    Slide 9 - Implications of Learning – Positive

    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  10. Implications of Learning – Negative

    Slide 10 - Implications of Learning – Negative

    • Requires More Preparation
    • Instructors must be prepared in advance
    • Students may prefer traditional-style lectures to “flipped” teaching style
    • Students need to fully understand and engage in new process in order for it to be effective
    • Teaching methods must be dynamic
    • Instructors must constantly adjust the class to fit the dynamic students entering it
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  11. Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    Slide 11 - Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    • Typical class day
    • SAM Project and SAM Path are posted in SAM
    • SAM Project is downloaded and open on students’ computer
    • Instructor discusses and completes the SAM project with the class
    • Instructor provides individualized instruction throughout the class as needed with longer issues discussed at the end
    • Projects are completed and submitted up to 3 times so adjustments and corrections can be made
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  12. Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    Slide 12 - Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    • Once project is finished, SAM Path is started
    • SAM Path is an exam/quiz format consisting of:
    • Pre-test
    • Training
    • Post-test
    • Students complete SAM Path for quiz grade
    • One attempt is given
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  13. Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    Slide 13 - Flipping with SAM Projects / SAM Path

    • Student Impressions
    • Prefer the interactive discussion conducted by the instructor during the project lecture
    • Enjoy the ability to learn while actively completing the process as the instructor teaches
    • Able to stay actively involved in the lesson vs. staring at a PowerPoint lesson
    • Instructor Impressions
    • Students remain active and engaged in class
    • Students retain information better
    • Students comprehend material easier
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  14. Final Thoughts and Discussion

    Slide 14 - Final Thoughts and Discussion

    • "Traditional transmission of knowledge from
    • teacher to student is no longer sufficient for
    • an educated citizenry“
    • My Flipped Classroom
    • Traditional Classroom
    • Instruction occurs while students complete the work
    • Instructor lectures from a podium
    • Students are actively engaged
    • Students take notes
    • Students answer questions throughout the lecture/visual instruction
    • Instructor gives assessment
    • Students obtain a deeper understanding of the concepts and applications
    • Students listen to the instructor and watch a PowerPoint presentation
    • Students receive support as needed
    • Students complete work outside of class
    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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  15. Thank You!

    Slide 15 - Thank You!

    • 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference
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    • Melinda Doty
    • Technology Systems
    • East Carolina University
    • Greenville, North Carolina
    • dotym@ecu.edu