Mostly online, gather strategically
Consider each component and use classroom time for maximum impact.
Rethink your course.
Imagine you are not limited by place or time. That's a flipped classroom. This choice also limits time in the classroom, but still allows for face-to-face time at intentionally chosen times throughout the semester.
Maximize your time together.
A flipped classroom can work within the confines of the current schedule. Or plan ahead for next semester to coordinate an unconventional schedule with your department.
What makes a flipped class a significant learning experience for students is that all assignments, labs and group work are highly intentional. The majority of the course work is in your online space: readings, videos, discussions, quizzes, essays, video presentations, building collaborative wikis, maps, etc. These are activities that students do online that will build student knowledge, growth and competence.
The in-person elements of a flipped class become even more vital in this approach, because the professor has chosen the more important times for gathering and working together face-to-face. If your course is confined to a traditional schedule, students may meet for every class time one week to work intensely on an aspect of a project. They may return 2-3 weeks later for another intensive week. Or they may come together for labs in the beginning, middle and end.
If you have the opportunity to build a non-traditional schedule, you may be able to have students work for longer periods of time or even develop a retreat.
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