Sunday, March 31, 2013

EDLD 5326 Action Research Project Update

My action research project, The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Page on Traditional Learning, has been a wonderful learning experience. After some trouble getting started because of a job relocation, I settled on this topic. My administration has been amazing to work on during this program and the teachers have really embraced this change in their instruction. We are in the final stages of the project. All classrooms pre-AP Algebra I classes have been actively participating in the flipped model since January (the beginning of the 2nd semester). At first, we had difficulty with uploading the instructional videos to our campus website. After some discussion without IT staff and schoolwires, our web hosting service, we were able to find a fix and upload the videos without causing any delay or disruption for the students.

     The main elements that are remaining are the 2nd collection of data, recommendations and conclusions, and producing the finished product. I know there is a lot of work to be done in a limited amount of time, but I am hoping that I can work on wrapping it up during this week break between courses. The student surveys are already made and some interviews have already been recorded. I also want to include teacher surveys, but those have not been developed yet. I want to include more information of different student learning styles and how that has come into play during this change. All surveys will be completed by the end of April. I also need to find a few more accredited sources for some missing key points that I want to cover. This includes discipline and student comprehension.