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Let’s Plan Our Next Flipped Lessons Together

Editors Features August / Uncategorized / August 17, 2018

-by Terra Graves-

As we all start thinking about heading “Back to School,” one of the first things that popped into my head was lesson planning. I had just finished the Lesson Planning Specialist Certification course, and all of the awesome planning templates shared by the experts started me thinking, “What if we could create a digital lesson plan book specifically for Flipped Learning practitioners?” Would this be something helpful, or are people already committed to their system and not interested in changing it? Perhaps new flippers would find it a useful resource?

Why is this necessary?

Very soon, our Global Standards will be released, and everyone will need support as they begin to implement them in their teaching. Creating a ready-to-use lesson plan book that is Flipped Learning focused would be an incredible support for all levels of practitioners. With all of the different strategies like Flipped Mastery, PBL, In-Flip, etc. it’s hard to keep all of the myriad structures in mind when planning. Having these embedded in the planning book can support teachers in trying multiple ways to implement Flipped Learning. Our goal as a community is to move the practice of Flipped Learning forward, and this may help people try strategies different from the one(s) they are used to using. This ready-made lesson plan book template would help all teachers plan for Flipped Learning while adhering to the Global Standards and the intended implementation structures of the different strategies we are using.

How will we do this?

Here is a link to a new group within the FLGI Community where we can work to determine what structures to include, what tool(s) would be best to use, and how to launch it when we are ready.

Possible structures

  1. Basic Lesson Plan Book Features Year-at-a-Glance
    • Monthly View
    • Weekly View
      • Day and Time Blocks
      • Subject Labels (Elementary)
    • Daily View
      • Objectives/Standards
      • Resources
  2. FL Specific Features/Resources
    • Global Standards for FL
    • Individual Space
      • Student Pages
        • Hyperdoc
        • Questbook
    • Group Space
    • Before-During-After Model*
    • In-Flip Model*
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy*
    • Personalization Model*
    • Deeper Thinking/Thinking Routines*
    • Gamification*
    • Flipped Mastery*
    • Inquiry*
    • PBL*

*For these items, I am picturing a set of guiding questions along with the templates provided by the experts from within the course.  

Tool(s)

In the beginning, this project could be as simple as a Google Doc, Google Spreadsheet, or as complex as an app.  The possibilities are endless. If we want to use an existing digital lesson plan tool, there are a couple I have looked at briefly. Common Curriculum and Planbook are potential options. Check them out if you have a minute.  

What we need from you are your ideas and your expertise.   The outcome of this project should be highly-customizable to each practitioner and provide enough structures and resources to build and maintain an UNdeniably amazing lesson plan book. We look forward to collaborating with all of you!






Terra Graves
Terra Graves
Terra has been an educator for over twenty years. She is a Program Specialist in the 21st Century Learning Division in Washoe County School District, NV. Prior to this position, she taught elementary and middle school for over ten years, and supported novice teachers as a full-time mentor for three years. Terra is Flipped Learning 3.0 Level -II Certified and a founding member of the FLGI International Faculty.




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