8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am – 10:00am Introduction to Flipping the Classroom
Speaker: David Gannon, Associate Director, Academic Computing and Media Services, Bryant University
In this session, David Gannon of Bryant University will define the idea of “flipping the classroom” (or reverse instruction), give a brief historical overview of the method and provide a number of examples and references that can be used to implement this technique of learning at your institution.
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Flipping the Classroom: Building Your Own Video and Audio Tutorials
Speaker: Michael Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, Bryant University
I will demonstrate how to use an iPad to create video tutorials for students that can be used to supplement in-class instruction, and I will demonstrate how to build podcasts to also deliver key lessons to students.
11:15am – 12:15pm Creating a Better Writing Workshop
Speaker: Sam Grabelle, Teaching and Learning Projects Administrator, Bryant University
While developing her syllabus for the new writing course at Bryant, Sam considered a variety of ways to flip the classroom. She felt this was essential if the course were going to fulfill its intended purpose as a writing workshop. Sam pulled together a stellar list of guest speakers, roped the textbook author into judging a Wiki contest, and developed partnerships with a librarian and a student writing tutor. In order to be able to use all of these resources, she had to ensure that the students could and would do a considerable amount of content coverage and discussion preparation outside of class. Sam will share the successes of her flipped classroom, and her plans for addressing the challenges she encountered when she teaches the course again in the Spring.
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm The Struggle with Change; So Now What am I Going to do in Class?
Speaker: Steven Symington, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biomedical Science, Salve Regina University
Instructors looking to invert their classroom are faced with a much more daunting task than to simply record their lectures and make available for students. It is the instructor's responsibility to organize classroom experiences that coincidewith the online lectures that provide opportunities student engagement, experiential learning, and demonstration of application. In this presentation, I will show examples of how I have inverted the classroom in the sciences. I will also discuss my personal “struggles” with the implementation of this approach and compare student outcomes and reflections to national trends.
2:15pm - 3:00pm Wrap-up: Round Table; Strategy and Planning Discussion; Tips, Tricks and Application demonstrations – An opportunity for additional questions, conversation and networking with SIG participants and a look at how to implement strategies, processes and tools discussed throughout the day.