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Flipping the Classroom

On April 16th, 2012, Professors Angela Bauer-Dantoin (Biology), David Voelker (History) and Jeremy Wildenberg (Modern Languages) presented on the topic of 'Flipping the Classroom'. This is an innovative strategy that utilizes technology to 'cover' the material, allowing faculty to devote class time to discussion, active learning and building critical thinking skills.

Angela Bauer-Dantoin
Angela Bauer-Dantoin
David Voelker
David Voelker
Jeremy Wildenberg
Jeremy Wildenberg

Below find the recording of the Workshop and some further resources on Flipping your Classroom. If you're interested in learning more, please email the CATL to arrange a consultation with one of our Faculty Consultants

Additional Resources

  • Ted Talks: Let's use video to reinvent education (Web)
  • Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

  • "Flipping" Your Classroom (PDF)
  • Eric Brunsell and Martin Horejsi discuss the benefits of Flipping a Science class in Science Teacher in February 2011.

  • The Flipped Classroom: Myths and Realities (Web)
  • Written by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie and featured in The Daily Riff, this 3 part article looks at the nature of the Flipped Classroom

  • Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom (Web)
  • Andrew Miller discusses on Educause, not only the best practices of the Flipped Classroom but also a reminder that the innovation is only the start.