For my leadership project, I will complete an article for publication in a journal. My decision to complete an article as opposed to a presentation came down mostly to two factors: my own strengths as a writer, and a lack of formal research on the flipped classroom model.
I have a good amount of experience reading and writing research-based papers, both in academic and scientific settings. Although I’ve never had the opportunity to publish my work before, I believe that my skill set lends itself well to writing a strong and cohesive article about my research project. As a classroom science teacher, I do my fair share of presenting to audiences—three to four times a day!—and I am confident that, after having the experience of writing a detailed article about my AR project, I would have no problem converting the paper into a presentation that I might give at a workshop or conference. Thus, at this point, I feel that the journal article would be a better choice for me. In addition, as I gathered research for my literature review, I was struck by the scarcity of peer-reviewed articles about the flipped classroom. This wasn’t entirely surprising, given the relative novelty of the model, but it did make me eager to contribute to this growing body of literature, still in its infancy!