A number of Westside teachers have tried “flipping” their classrooms as a way to personalize learning. With a flip, students typically watch a lesson on their own time and then work through what traditionally would be homework in class.
The District modeled this practice for teachers by flipping the Feb. 15 Professional Learning Day for all Pre-K-8 staff. Teachers completed a 45-minute class on Blackboard about sentence expansion and participated in a reflection conference at every building regarding the content on Feb. 15. Personalizing learning for all students is one of the strategic goals the District has been working to implement for the past two years and strives to model with staff.
The results were a resounding yes with the success of the endeavor. 92% of K-8 staff who responded to the survey were in favor of continuing to explore making content available using a learning management system (LMS).