2015 Focus - Flipping the Classroom

The inaugural cohort of the CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching focused on "Flipping the Classroom".  The activities for this program began in December 2014 and concluded in December 2015.  Goals, Program Activities and Attributes, and other details can be found below.  For an introduction to “Flipping the Classroom,” see http://www.ctl.uga.edu/flipping-the-classroom.  

Goals

The goals of the 2015 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching included the following:

Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Following the implementation semester of the Fellows for Innovative Teaching program, faculty members shared their experiences and offered the lessons they learned from flipping their courses. Coming soon will be a selected list of best practices and recommendation that highlight the experiences of individual faculty members as they implemented their specialized implementation of flipping.

Program Activities and Attributes

The following activities comprise the program:

Spring 2015 Activities

    Large Group Workshop #1
        Tuesday, January 27th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza - Videoconferencing Room)
        Wednesday, January 28th, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza)

    Large Group Workshop #2
        Monday, February 16th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza)
        Wednesday, February 18th, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza)

    Large Group Workshop #3
        Tuesday, March 24th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza)
        Wednesday, April 1st, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (CTL - North Instructional Plaza)

Optional Spring 2015 Workshop and Drop-in Opportunities

Open to everyone in the university community were the following CTL workshops on the flipped classroom.  Fellows were encouraged to consider these options as well:

A Case for the Flipped Classroom

Creating Content for a Flipped Classroom: Getting Started with Screencast-O-Matic

Flipping the Classroom:  Strategies for Ensuring Students Complete Out-of-Class Assignments

Flipping the Classroom: Transforming the Lecture Into an Active, Engaged Classroom

Not requiring registration were drop-in sessions.  These drop-in sessions focused on technology tools that support flipping the classroom; however, any topic was open for discussion.  Several CTL team members were present for these sessions. 

Also of interest to fellows, in January 2015, the Chronicle of Higher Education published A Guide to the Flipped Classroom containing several articles and essays from the Chronicle regarding the topic.

Fall 2015 Activities

Fall 2015 plans included a number of drop in times schedule for eLC/media assistance, large group meetings, and peer observations of teaching.  Each large group workshop was offered at two different times to accommodate as many faculty schedules as possible.  Here were the times for these sessions:

Large Group Workshop #1 (choose one)

Large Group Workshop #2 (choose one)

One on one assistance was available before and during the start of the fall semester through two options:  fellows could reach out to anyone in the CTL, or they could register to attend one of several drop in sessions. 

A summative presentation event is planned for the end of the fall semester.

2015 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching

Norris Armstrong, Genetics
Nicholas Berente, Management Information Systems (co-participant with Mark Huber)
Charles Byrd, Germanic and Slavic Studies
Joel Caughran, Chemistry
Kara A. Dyckman, Psychology
Janet Frick, Psychology
Connie Marie Frigo, Music
April K. Galyardt, Educational Psychology
Andreas Handel, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Mark Huber, Management Information Systems (co-participant with Nicholas Berente)
Rodney Mauricio, Genetics
Cory Momany, Pharmacy
Julie M. Moore, Infectious Diseases
Patricia Moore, Entomology
Diann Moorman, FHCE
Michele A Monteil, GRU-UGA Medical Partnership
Gregg Thomas Nagle, Cellular Biology
Maria Navarro,  Agriculture Leadership (ALEC)
Siddharth Savadatti, Engineering
Scott A. Shamp, New Media Institute / Journalism
Ajay Sharma, Veterinary Biosciences
Bjorn F. Stillon Southard, Communication Studies
Martina Sumner, Chemistry
Kacy Welsh, Psychology
Anne Marie Zimeri, Environmental Health