Project iAchieve is expanding for the 2013-14 school year! We will have 18 flipped classrooms using iPads to facilitate the model. With our new and continuing teachers, this arm of Project iAchieve will help meet the needs of students in grade levels from 1st to 8th grade.
Teachers across the district submitted applications to participate in this component of iAchieve. The project application asked them to develop their own working definition of the flipped classroom after doing some research, reflect on how the flipped classroom model would provide more time for interaction with students, differentiation, and helping to close the student achievement gap. Applicants also developed a flipped classroom lesson that included the "at home" assignment and differentiated in class activities the following day.
We will be providing 4 days of professional development prior to the start of school. The PD will include using iPads and Apple TVs in the classroom, setting up their student iPads, and time devoted to lesson planning and creating videos to get them started for the year.
We are so excited to see how our new and continuing group of teachers impact student learning in the the Creighton School District!