Examining the Flipped Classroom Model through Literacy and Math Integration: Lessons Learned from a Teacher Quality Professional Development Grant Initiative

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings, Georgia Educational Research Association Conference


This presentation will discuss results from a professional development initiative designed to equip primary and elementary grade educators with information and research-based practices to expand teachers’ repertoire of literacy instructional strategies and deepen their math content knowledge through a flipped classroom model. The presentation will define and describe the flipped learning model, briefly note its historical foundations, and address common misconceptions. We discuss learning theories that underlie the model and describe current research findings from our professional development initiative with teachers. We also describe concerns that have emerged as we have worked to develop the flipped learning model. An additional goal is to provide participants with results of our research on tools to facilitate educators' ability to create math lessons through a literacy lens, in which students express their mathematical reasoning through literature and written expression.