2019 Discussion Groups
The Flipped Classroom - Fall Term 2019
A number of Oregon Tech instructors are exploring implementing “Flipped Learning” in their courses. If you’d like to participate in a Flipping discussion/support group in an upcoming term (..over summer? …next fall?), please respond to Travis.Lund@oit.edu to get connected!
In brief, the “Flipped learning” pedagogy inverts the traditional distribution of a course’s activities. Instead of the instructor introducing content in class, followed by students applying the material on their own via out-of-class (homework) assignments, Flipped classes assign content introduction as an out-of-class assignment (via readings or videos), while in-class time is reserved for practicing content application with the instructor’s assistance. You can find more resources regarding Flipped Learning at the following links: https://www.washington.edu/teaching/teaching-resources/engaging-students-in-learning/flipping-the-classroom/ and https://flippedlearning.org/
The Craft of Teaching - Spring Term 2019
The Craft of Teaching: A Guide to Mastering the Professor’s Art by Kenneth Eble. The author shares his own views on the practical side of teaching — lectures, discussion, tests, grades, advising, more. We will discuss Eble's views in light of our own experiences and discuss changes in higher education since Eble’s book was first published around 1980.
The group meets Monday afternoons 3:30-4:30 in DOW251, discussing one or two chapters per week. We would like to include as many participants as possible. If you’re interested in joining the discussion or have questions, please contact Jesse Kinder at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a skype link available – if you need it sent to you, please contact Barb.email@example.com