• Ashley Haynes posted an update in the Holler Holler logo of Promising Practice (Teachers)Promising Practice (Teachers) 1 year, 5 months ago

    Since the introduction of my grant project at the Promising Practices Summit, I have been teaching eighth grade mathematics instead of sixth. With that being said, the title of my project has changed to “Flipping and Swiveling in 8th,” but the research question and data collection methods have remained the same. The research question I am seeking to address is the following: Will recording lessons and posting on Google Classroom improve student achievement for students who are chronically absent? After reviewing the 2016-2017 H.M.S. Attendance Committee’s list of chronically absent students, I noticed that 7th grade students who were identified as having an excessive number of absences had also performed below grade level on the Moby Max Math Placement Test during the current school year. To address this problem, I want to shift from a traditional teacher-centered model to a more collaborative, student-centered learning environment, by the means of a flipped classroom in an effort to create a personalized experience for every student. To conduct the research, I have acquired a Swivl C3 robot, Swivl Floor Stand, Swivl Lanyard Clip, and expand lens for iPad to provide high-quality recordings of my lessons. Prior to project implementation, students completed a student perception survey via Survey Monkey. The following data was compiled:
    *52% of 8th grade math students said they would prefer to watch a video lesson on Google Classroom rather than a teacher-led lesson in the classroom
    *74% of 8th grade math students said they felt they could benefit from watching video lessons of Ms. Haynes when absent
    *65% of 8th grade math students said they felt they could benefit from watching video lessons of Ms. Haynes when attempting homework or preparing for an upcoming quiz/test

    Overall, my 8th grade students seem receptive and very excited about the classroom transformation. I look forward to seeing how this innovation impacts student achievement.