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The Flipped Classroom: An Interactive Approach (4-12)/Semester Course


Are you curious about the new flipped classroom model of teaching? This online course offer strategies to help you effectively implement flipped learning in your classroom. Based on the four pillars of the flipped learning model, teachers learn how to create a learner-centered classroom by moving instruction to the home. Teachers are provided with tips and strategies on how to create engaging instructional videos and develop interactive, collaborative, and hands-on classroom activities that foster self-directed learning skills. This course also offers specific information on how to flip each of the four main content areas, as well as, cooperative learning, grouping, and assessment strategies. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"The content was informational. I learned a lot from this course." - Brandy Bocolo


Enrollment Options

Register Course Registration Only $199***

RegisterCourse Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $429***


This course applies toward the Educational Technology Award of Completion

**If you are using this course for the Educational Technology Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Flipped Learning” by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 18BXX

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41567

Unit One

  • What is flipped learning?
  • Why flip your classroom?
  • A Plan for Implementation
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection

Unit Two

  • Technology and the CCSS
  • Accessibility Considerations
  • Internet Safety
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Assignment #2: Develop a plan for students to access lesson videos

Unit Three

  • Creating a Classroom Website
  • Video Production
  • Presentation Tools
  • Assignment #3: Create a classroom website

Unit Four

  • Flipping Your Elementary Classroom
  • Flipping Your Middle and High School Classroom
  • Assignment #4: Identify three technology tools to use in your flipped classroom

Unit Five

  • English Curriculum Flipping
  • Social Studies Curriculum Flipping
  • Science Curriculum Flipping
  • Math Curriculum Flipping
  • Assignment #5: Develop three in-class activities

Unit Six

  • Cooperative Learning and Grouping Strategies
  • Assessment in a Flipped Classroom
  • Flipped Learning Resources
  • Assignment #6: Create a flipped learning lesson according to the requirements in the course
  • Assignment #7: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)