New Book Offers Guidance on Flipping Science Instruction
According to a recent survey conducted by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning, almost 80 percent of teachers have flipped a lesson in the last school year. To support the use of flipped learning to teach specific subject areas, ISTE has unveiled the first in a new series of guidebooks, Flipped Learning for Science Instruction. Written by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, authors of Flip Your Classroom, the new book shows science teachers how to use the flipped model in conjunction with established science teaching and learning strategies, such as guided inquiry, modeling and lab-driven learning.
Beginning with a real life story of how flipped learning enhanced achievement and changed a student’s life, the book is designed to help science teachers reach students who need autonomy and control over their learning, as well as provide them with strategies for dealing with the realities of teaching in an increasingly interconnected and digital world.
Each chapter explores practical ways to bring flipped learning into the science classroom, including topics such as how flipping will enhance the science laboratory experience for students, combining flipped learning with inquiry and project-based learning, and how flipped learning can work in conjunction with learning through scientific inquiry.
Forthcoming titles in The Flipped Learning Series will delve into flipped learning in math, English, social studies and the elementary classroom.
Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.