What takes a teacher from being cynical of flipped learning to being a believer? Kirsty Tonks is assistant principal of Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands and heads up MathsFlip, a project run across the region with 24 primary schools. In her Bett Show session, she will share her experiences at key stage 2 of trying to navigate her way through the implementation of BYOD and creating a flipped classroom.
“It was in 2011 that I first heard the term ‘flipped learning’ and rolled my eyes at what I thought was a ridiculous title. Little did I realise that four years on this ‘ridiculous’ term would have formed much of the focus of my work as assistant principal for e-learning at Shireland Collegiate Academy. Furthermore, in four years it has had a huge impact on levels of student progress and the shaping of the learning journeys that teachers share online with students, and has led to the largest independent research into flipped learning in the UK, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation in 24 primary schools in years 5 and 6 in maths.
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