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Getting Started with Flipped Learning

The traditional way of setting up learning environments is to have students attend a lecture to get their first contact with new ideas, then work out the difficult parts of their learning on their own after class. Despite its long tenure, this traditional model has some serious issues regarding making sure all students get the support they need to learn. In this webinar, we explore the concept of flipped learning, where students’ first contact with new ideas happens independently before class, then class time is repurposed for deeper applications and exploration. This simple shift unlocks new avenues for all students to be engaged and reach their potential. We’ll look at how flipped learning helps to solve important teaching and learning problems, some real-life examples of flipped courses in higher education, and how flipped learning can be applied to online and hybrid settings.

This webinar covers a basic overview of flipped learning — what flipped learning is, what it is not, and why someone might want to use it. Included are the contexts where flipped learning originated and the questions it intended to solve; research that supports flipped learning; and an analysis of actual flipped learning courses including an online course. Participants will gain enough of a foundation in flipped learning to start working toward designing their own flipped learning courses.

Meet the Hosts

Sharona Krinsky
Robert Talbert

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Sharona Krinsky
Sharona brings over 25 years of professional development experience in teaching math at the university as well as extensive experience teaching in hybrid environments and dual enrollment (high school/college) using technology. She is currently teaching Calculus and Statistics, coordinates the Statistics pathway course at Cal State LA, and is a peer mentor at her campus’ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Robert Talbert
Robert Talbert is the mathematics department chair at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and the author of the book Flipped Classroom: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty. A nationally known speaker and trainer, Robert has been training in the use of flipped classroom techniques for over 5 years.