The purpose of this implementation plan is to increase student achievement and increase small group time with students in a 4th grade Math classroom.
Phase 1: Before school starts
Step 1: Getting administration on board before school starts
- Set up a meeting with administration to share my innovation plan, research, and share my goals for the students.
- Meet with my grade level team and share my innovation plan with them. Encourage them to participate alongside me.
- Create instructional videos (upload them to YouTube) and Google Forms for the upcoming school year.
Step 2: Gather information for parents
- Write up a parent letter informing them about my innovation plan and what it means to have a flipped classroom.
- Create a Google Form asking parents technology questions (such as: if they have access to internet and what devices they have available), permission so their child can participate, and if they do not have access to internet/device at home there is a question asking if they can come to school before or stay after school to view the instructional videos.
- If and when I get back the information about the students who will come before school or stay after school to watch the instructional videos, I will get documentation how students will be going home.
- Get students home address and mail out the information so when they come to meet the teacher I may answer any questions they may have.
Step 3: Meet the Teacher Night/Open House
- Handout all the information about my innovation plan again. Also, have a presentation playing in the background giving parents more information and showing them what it may look like.
- If parents ask to have a conference for more information have a sign-up sheet with times for them.
Phase 2: Beginning of School
- Have a series of Digital Citizenship lessons, practice how to access videos from the QR code, practice filling out the Google Forms.
- Talk to students about accountability to ensure they watch the videos and submit the Google Form. Also, talk to parents about the accountability for students.
- Create a Homework Notebook/folder for when they watch the videos.
- Create an interactive notebook for small group time and station rotation time.
- If the school is using Google Classroom- set up a site to house the instructional videos. If the school is not using Google Classroom, I will be making a YouTube channel and/or website to house the instructional videos and questions that go with each video.
Phase 3: Throughout the school year
- Create lesson plans for small group time and station rotation activities (finding online learning programs/videos for students).
- Keep in contact with parents about students’ accountability on watching videos and submitting the Google Forms.
- Send out weekly newsletters (hardcopy and electronically via Smore) to parents with links to the instructional videos.
- Use students’ responses from the Google Forms for in-class instruction if all students having the same issue, also use them in small group time.
- Help students, if needed, on accessing the Google Forms and/or videos.
- Provide evidence and updates to administration and parents on students’ progress.