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The Flipped Classroom: An Interactive Approach to Student Engagement (4-12)

Are you curious about the flipped classroom model of teaching? Flipped learning is also referred to as blended learning wherein the traditional learning environment is reversed. Students access content at home through videos, podcasts, and Internet activities, thereby freeing up critical classroom time to devote to hands-on instruction. In this online course, teachers will learn how to effectively implement flipped learning in their classrooms. 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. Specific information regarding how to flip instruction for each of the four main content areas is shared, using methods such as cooperative learning and targeted grouping. Finally, teachers will learn about the various assessment strategies which are appropriate for the flipped learning model. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"I found the content and resources to be very informative, thorough, clear, and concise. I have found many great resources to use in my quest to flip the classroom. This was my first PDI course, and I am so grateful for this resource. I have learned a lot and will be taking other courses in the future. Thank you!" - Wendy DeLaCruz


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.

Blended Learning in Action” by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff, and Jason T. Green

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: Create an Internet safety letter for parents

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)