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From left, Oltman Assistant Principal Jesse Hopkins, and Principal Becky Schroeder accept a $9,800 grant from 3M staff members Vickie Batroot and Rick Goecke. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Oltman Middle School teachers ready to 'flip' their classrooms

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This summer, seven Oltman Middle School teachers are learning to "flip the classroom," with the help of a $9,800 3M grant.

In the flipped classroom, students do their homework, using iPods, ahead of the class. Finding information suggested by the teacher, students bring what they learn to the next day's class. Teachers, who add information and help students through the lesson, are no longer the sole keepers of information. They guide students toward solutions.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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