When we plan out the editorial calendar for our webinar series, we make a sincere effort to showcase the topics you care about. Judging by the response we’re already getting for this next one, Just Flip It: From the Front Lines of the Flipped Classroom, we’re on the right track.
Sure, there are still traditional classrooms with lecturing professors rows of students watching, listening and taking notes. But that age-old model is turning a cartwheel in some of the best classrooms in academia. And chances are someone in your department is already flipping their classroom.
Professor Ralph Welsh of Clemson University started experimenting with this technology-driven pedagogy three years ago, redesigning and refining his courses over time and putting the onus on the student to come to class already having watched the lectures and ready to engage in conversation.
During that time he’s met and overcome challenges and reset his teaching style to rave reviews from students. Join Ralph as he presents a how-to guide for introducing flipped instruction, and shares lessons learned along the way including:
- How to overcome the biggest challenges of the flipped classroom, including managing student expectations
- How to evolve a curriculum by taking in feedback, evaluating it and re-introducing new methods into the classroom
- Tips on how to educate your colleagues on your new workload and get your department on board with what you’re doing
If you’d like to join the webinar there’s still time to register. It’s Tuesday, May 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT.
For more on ed-tech best practices, watch Mediasiting Your MOOC: How UW La Crosse Transformed Online Learning Modules into a Massive Open Online Course and From Flipped Classroom to Dual Enrollment: How ENMU Achieved Campus-Wide Capture in 12 Months.