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How Tinkerly is Using the Flipped Classroom Approach in its Online STEM Learning & Coding Classes?

Tinkerly is a Jaipur-based startup that has come up with a unique and innovative idea of incorporating the Flipped Classroom approach in its STEM Learning & Coding courses.

Many of you might be wondering what exactly is the “Flipped Classroom Approach”, right?

Let’s understand about it with the help of this modified definition in terms of Online STEM Learning & Coding Classes:

What is the Flipped Classroom Approach?

In the Flipped Classroom Approach, the students will complete the learning beforehand with the help of viewing recorded lessons in their own time while the Live One-on-One classes will be dedicated to enhancing that acquired knowledge and having a discussion, doubt-solving, and revision of the concept learned by them.

How Tinkerly Incorporate the Flipped Classroom Approach in their Online STEM Learning & Coding Courses?

Now that you have learned about what the flipped classroom approach actually is let’s see how Tinkerly is incorporating it in their Online STEM learning & coding classes. The students who enroll in Tinkerly’s STEM learning & Coding Classes will be provided with recorded lessons that are available on the Let’s Tinker App. The students can watch these recorded lessons prepared by expert educators anytime, anywhere to learn the concept. After that, on a weekly basis, a One-on-One Online Classes will also be scheduled depending upon the class package which the student has opted for.

In these Online classes, there will be a thorough revision of the concepts which the student has learned from the recorded lessons and also there will be discussion, doubt-solving, and revision about the topic that will be carried out by the expert educators. In this way, Tinkerly uses the Flipped classroom approach in their courses

What Type of Class Packages are Offered by Tinkerly’s Online STEM Learning & Coding Classes?

Tinkerly offers two types of packages- Learner & Achiever for 4-grade levels such as Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6, Grade 7-8, and Grade 8+ respectively.

1. Learner Package:

This class package consists of 8 recorded lessons that are available on Let’s Tinker App + 3 Live 1:1 sessions that will be conducted by expert educators over Google Meet.

The Learner Package is worth Rs. 6000/- 

2. Achiever Package:

This class package consists of 24 Recorded lessons that are available on Let’s Tinker App + 9 Live 1:1 sessions that will be conducted by expert educators over at Google Meet. The USP of this package is that it is blended with STEM toys that will provide hands-on learning to students and also take learning beyond the screen by limiting screen time.

The Achiever Package is worth Rs. 16,000/-

The Payments for the packages can be made via the TinkerMart section of the Let’s Tinker App where all types of online payment options are available. Also, no matter which class package you choose there is a certification in both packages of Tinkerly’s STEM Learning & Coding course.

What are the Advantages of Using the Flipped Classroom Approach in Online STEM Learning & Coding Classes?

Given below are the advantages of incorporating the Flipped Classroom Approach in Online STEM Learning & Coding Classes:

1. Learning Flexibility

With the help of using the Flipped Classroom Approach in Online STEM Learning & Coding classes, the students will have more control over their learning outcomes. The students will have the freedom to watch the recorded lessons which are available on the Let’s Tinker App as per their convenience anytime, anywhere. The students can pause or rewind the recorded lessons and note down the queries which they have and ask these queries while having a One-On-One Online Live session with the expert educator on Google Meet.  

2. Improved Student Engagement

The students will actively involve themselves in the entire learning process with the flipped classroom approach. They will become independent learners and take responsibility for their own learning by watching recorded lessons, doing their own research for completing the given assignments, and discussing their doubts and queries One-on-One with the expert educator.

By Incorporating STEM toys as a part of a special offering, Tinkerly’s Online STEM Learning & Coding Course has further increased student engagement who will also get a chance to experience hands-on learning as a part of the course curriculum. 

3. Self-Paced Learning

Every student possesses a different pace of learning. Some students are quick learners and they grasp the concept in one go while other students need some time to truly understand the concept. By using the flipped classroom approach the students will get a chance to learn at their own pace. It is a very useful approach for the students who have a relatively slower learning pace in comparison to other students  

For example, Tinkerly offers self-paced coding courses with weekly live sessions. The students learn at their own pace with the help of recorded lessons that are available on the Let’s Tinker App and get a better understanding of the concept by discussing and revising it in weekly One-on-One Live sessions under the guidance of an expert educator at Google Meet.

4. Promotes Customized & Active Learning

The Educators who are using the flipped classroom in Online 1:1 Coding classes will be able to customize the coding classes that will serve the individual needs of the student. The educators will be fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their students and can plan their One-on-One Lectures to guide students on the topics in which they need help. For example, Suppose a student has given an assignment based on Looping. The student watched the recorded lessons to understand about looping and its importance in programming. 

Now let’s assume the student understands the full implementation about the “for” loop but is still confused about the usage of the “do-while” loop. So the student will ask the educator about his doubt on the proper usage of the “do-while” loop. The educator will prepare a lecture that is centered around clearing the doubts of the student about the “do-while” loop thus customizing the learning experience for the student. 

Conclusion

We have discussed how Tinkerly is using a flipped-classroom approach in its Online STEM learning & Coding Classes and about its two special class packages. We have also learned about the advantages of using the flipped classroom approach in Online STEM learning & Coding Courses.

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