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'Flipped Learning' Gains Popularity in the Metro
It's a technology-driven teaching method called 'Flipped Learning' because it flips the traditional model of classroom lecture and exercises for homework, with the lecture becoming homework and class time for practice.
It catching on across the country with the Flipped Learning Network registering about 10,000 members and holding training workshops across the country.
Jon Arthur and Adam Forester at Bethany High School took that training and say it's revolutionized the way they teach chemistry and physics. Students watch about 10 minute long lectures of the two teachers, then answer review questions. The next day in class they will do labs or do work out problems. "That frees me up to walk around and talk to every student every class," Forester said.
"It is something that can be used in every classroom to some extent," Arthur continued, "Rather than me being the center of the classroom as the teacher, we are making the kids the center, and they are kind of in control of their learning."
Students say it's a non-traditional way of learning that puts students in the drivers seat of learning. "If you don't have a lot of self motivation, then the teacher has to be on you a lot more," senior Maegan Neihart said.
She likes the new style, "During class, I have time to actually do my work, so I don't have to worry about my pace versus someone else's pace," Neihart added.
Posted: Thursday, January 31 2013, 11:30 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
May 19, 2013 22:29 GMT
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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