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What is a flipped classroom?
The flipped classroom is not an online course. It is a way to engage students and make them more active in the learning process. Students watch a short video lecture for homework and take notes and complete practice examples. In the classroom these problems are evaluated by the students and teacher to address difficulties and misconceptions. Students then move on to complete critical thinking questions, hands on activities, discussions etc. in a collaborative format to further their understanding of the topic. The class is completly student-centered as the teacher becomes the facilator instead of a lecturer. Instruction is differentiated giving students more freedom to choose how they learn the material. For more information please click on the picture to the left. Below is a sample of a home work video assignment that students will watch to prepare for the lesson in class the next day. Students are expected to take notes in their note packet and come to class with questions so that we can spend class time focusing on the most difficult applications of the content.
Our class in the news
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About mr. palermo
I have been teaching science at WFHS for 10 Years (Living Environment for 4 years and Regents/Honors Chemistry for the past 6 years. I earned a B.S. in Biology & Chemistry and a M.A.T. in Science Education from Stony Brook University. I am currently working towards a PhD in Science Education from Stony Brook University. When I am not teaching I spend my time surfing, playing drums in a band, volunteering as a firefighter and rescue diver and hanging with my son Elliott at the beach. If you have any questions about the class please send me an email.
I was selected in January 2015 as a Master Teacher by New York State. I will be collaborating with teachers from all areas of NYS to improve classroom learning and motivate students towards a career in STEM.