A group of Center Grove sophomores sits down for class with a plan and no lecture to sit through that chews up their time to work on their next assignment.
The class starts with a short review, a quiz on graphing lines and then they dive into their next assignment, where they can help each other out with problems or get one-on-one help from Center Grove High School teacher Troy Dice.
Dice no longer spends time standing in front of the class explaining the next lesson in algebra. Instead of lecturing for 45 minutes, now he can spend an hour or more working directly with students.
He records short video lectures, no more than 10 minutes, and uploads them to the class website. Students watch the lecture at home on their iPads and come to class prepared to ask questions and work on problems. Lectures have become homework, and assignments are classwork — the reverse of traditional teaching.