Flipped Training Map To The Four Pillars

I hope that you have found the thirteen training sessions that have been posted over the past few months valuable and informative. We have gotten some very good response to the training series based on view numbers and other metrics. I hope to begin releasing another training series that goes into some other areas soon but I wanted to pause and give you one tool that neatly packages what amounts to 75 minutes of F-L-I-P training video into one document.  bit.ly/FLNFLIPTRAIN

FT FLN map wide

bit.ly/FLNFLIPTRAIN will take you to a pdf as pictured above where every graphic is a link to that training component.  PLEASE feel free to share and use the videos and ideas in this training series with colleagues and anyone interested.  Also, do be sure to credit www.flippedlearning.org as the source material as many people worked hard to put together the four pillars and the subset of standards for the pillars listed at https://flippedlearning.org/definition-of-flipped-learning/  We are a non-profit group that seeks to spread the message of flip as far and as wide as we can with as little encumbrance as possible so share freely with credit, for non-commercial purposes.

You will notice a few attributes about the learning map above.  One is that each individual area or thought is a unit of instruction on its own, and those units are assembled with intention to communicate larger meaning.  This use of Digital Instruction Blocks (DIBs) will be explored in the next training series.  Two, unlike the linear release in weekly blog entries here on the FLN site, the map reflects Dave Walsh’s concepts of non-linear mapping.  Specifically the four pillars are arranged in a circle as none of the four takes precedent over the others.  Likewise, the case-study or in-flip could be explored prior to the “theory” leg of the map.  Learning maps are a great way to link, organize, and communicate about a topic before a student even engages in the “instruction”.  Additionally, breaking free of the linear presentation of material increases student choice and allows freedom for the learner to synthesize the content in a way that resonates with them.

I hope you have enjoyed this training series and have found something to share.  Please leave comments and constructive criticism below in the comments, crediting www.flippedlearning.org for all positives and @matthew_t_moore with any negative attributes or errors.


Matthew is the author of the book DIBs: Using Digital Instruction Blocks, available on Amazon.com. He is also a board member for the Flipped Learning Network and a Co-founder of the Illinois Flipped & Blended Learning Network. Matthew is a mathematics teacher with seventeen years of experience at the high school level and has also served as an adjunct instructor at the local community college for the since 2004. He can be followed at  @matthew_t_moore and maintains a web site at matthewtmoore.wordpress.com.


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