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Joy McCourt

Flipped Learning Certified

Joy McCourt

Secondary Science Teacher

I obtained my Honours Bachelor of Science and my Bachelor of Education from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My teaching qualifications are in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and special education. I have worked as a high school science and math teacher with the Toronto District School Board since 2007, including a term I spent as an Assistant Curriculum Leader of Science.

I was introduced to flipped learning when my principal took a small group of us to visit two schools with flipped classes in a neighbouring district. While I am still developing in my own practice, I have flipped lessons in mathematics and in chemistry, and I have also run professional development sessions to help colleagues learn more about the whys and hows of flipping. I am also keenly interested in standards-based grading (and other areas of assessment reform), and I love the way the flipped learning model can very naturally facilitate a focus on specific learning goals in both instruction and student review.