Monday, May 18, 2015

Speak Up family and friends: "Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education" by Kathleen P. Fulton

Happy Monday! This week's Speak Up family and friends update focuses on Kathleen P. Fulton's book, Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education, which will be released on June 6 by Corwin Press. Check out some information on the book below:


Flipping classrooms - using class time for hands-on learning and "off loading" the lecture portion of lessons as homework - is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data (including past Speak Up data) and anecdotes, topics include:
  • Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation
  • How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning
  • How flipping engages students in 21st century skills
  • Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly
Furthermore, Fulton's book contains valuable data from Speak Up throughout the years, including:
  • In 2012, 15% of teachers were interested in flipped learning, but 19% indicated they had heard of flipped learning and were not interested - showing a lack of information about how to make flipping work three years ago.
  • In describing their ideal school in the 2013 Speak Up survey, 62% of students said they wish they were allowed to use their own devices at school.
  • According to K-2 students in 2012, 75% said they use computers and mobile devices to play educational games on a regular basis. To see how these stats have changed, download a copy of our latest Speak Up student report.
To learn more about flipped learning and how flipping classrooms can change education, visit Kathleen P. Fulton's website and order her book.

Kathleen Fulton is a writer and education consultant specializing in teaching quality and technology. She served as Director, Reinventing Schools for the 21st Century, at the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) for ten years.  Before joining NCTAF, Ms. Fulton was Project Director for the Congressional Web-based Education Commission and lead author of their report The Power of the Internet for Learning.  She spent four years as Associate Director of the Center for Learning and Educational Technology at the University of Maryland, and worked for ten years as a policy analyst for the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). At OTA she was the Project Director responsible for several major education reports, including  Education and Technology: Future Visions, and Teachers and Technology: Making the Connection.