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So, You Want to “Flip” Your EMT Classroom? 4 Student-Centered Resources That Will Help

Posted by Public Safety Group on 3/9/18 11:46 AM



Many educators are convinced that the future of training world-class EMS providers starts with the flipped classroom model. Think about it. Are the existing teaching and learning methods we rely on really working? Studies show that people remember only 10 to 20% of what they hear or read. If educators rely on lecturing to teach students, how much of this critical information are students actually retaining? The answer, sadly, may be not enough. 

By flipping the classroom, educators shift from the role of lecturer to the roles of guide and facilitator, allowing for a more student-centered learning environment. 

While educators may feel strongly that the flipped classroom will work in theory, putting it into practice can often feel overwhelming.

This is where the EMT Flipped Classroom comes into play.

This unique offering is the roadmap to "flipping" your classroom! It takes the guess work out of making the "flip" and provides all the instructor and student resources you need to make a seamless transition.

Flipped Classroom.pngIn this post, we’ll explore a sample of student-centered resources from the EMT Flipped Classroom designed to help students strengthen their decision-making and problem solving skills. These sample resources are available to review at your convenience here.

The following student-centered resources are included in the EMT Flipped Classroom:

1) Virtual Mentor Lectures

*Pre-Class Assignment

Highly engaging video lectures clarify a specific, complex medical topic using engaging standup lectures, live patient cases, animations, and compelling photos and illustrations.

2) Challenge Scenario Handouts

*In-Class Activity

Students gain experience in a safe environment and strengthen their problem-solving skills as the instructor guides them through multi-issue Challenge Scenarios.

3) Student Scenario Handouts

*Pre-Class Assignment and In-Class Activity

Using a detailed template, students design their own challenging scenarios to potentially act out in class with the Student Scenarios. 

4) Scenario Role Cards

*In-Class Activity

Scenario Role Cards assign parts for every student to perform during the Challenge Scenarios and Student Scenarios to ensure that no one sits back on the sidelines.

Ready to see a sample of these resources for yourself? 

Free Download:  4 Student-Centered Resource Samples

Learn more about the EMT Flipped Classroom today. Questions? Please contact your dedicated Public Safety Specialist.




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