Hear best practices for teaching a flipped classroom at upcoming UCITE event

At the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session, Bentley University’s Mark Frydenberg will advise faculty members on how to best use the “flipped classroom” model. The session will be held Thursday, March 6, from noon 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located on the ground floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library Building. Please use the Adelbert Road doors.

In a flipped classroom, students typically review lecture material online prior to a class session and spend time in class working on problems or exercises. It has drawn much recent attention as a way to create better learning experiences for students.

But assigning students to watch videos at home is only one piece of the flipped classroom experience. There are a number of other issues to consider, such as: What do you do with the extra hour of class time that you have because you’re not lecturing? What value can faculty add to videos in order to promote student learning? What might a physical flipped classroom look like? How do you deal with students who are unfamiliar with this format and may be resistant to it?

During this session, Frydenberg will present an implementation of the flipped classroom pedagogy in three academically diverse sections of a first-year introduction to information technology course, specifically focusing on how these techniques facilitated students’ experiences learning Excel concepts. He also will discuss best practices when creating a flipped classroom.

Suggested pre-reading for the session is Frydenberg’s article, “The Flipped Classroom: It’s Got to Be Done Right,” published by The Huffington Post.

Pizza, sodas and water will be provided at this session. To help estimate the amount to order, RSVP to ucite@case.edu.