Implementation Of A Flipped Classroom with Station Rotation In The Elementary Classroom

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

  1. Set up a meeting with administration to share my innovation plan, research, and share my goals for the students.
  2. Meet with my grade level team and share my innovation plan with them.  Encourage them to participate alongside me.
  3. Create instructional videos (upload them to YouTube) and Google Forms for the upcoming school year.

Step 2: Gather information for parents

  1. Write up a parent letter informing them about my innovation plan and what it means to have a flipped classroom.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. If parents ask to have a conference for more information have a sign-up sheet with times for them.

Phase 2: Beginning of School

  1. Have a series of Digital Citizenship lessons, practice how to access videos from the QR code, practice filling out the Google Forms.
  2. 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.
  3. Create a Homework Notebook/folder for when they watch the videos.
  4. Create an interactive notebook for small group time and station rotation time.
  5. 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

  1. Create lesson plans for small group time and station rotation activities (finding online learning programs/videos for students).
  2. Keep in contact with parents about students’ accountability on watching videos and submitting the Google Forms.
  3. Send out weekly newsletters (hardcopy and electronically via Smore) to parents with links to the instructional videos.
  4. 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.
  5. Help students, if needed, on accessing the Google Forms and/or videos.
  6. Provide evidence and updates to administration and parents on students’ progress.