So You’re Thinking of Flipping your Class: We Can Help


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Perhaps you’ve been hearing rumblings about flipped teaching. Maybe you even read my post about it in December (What is Flipped Teaching?). If you haven’t heard of it, flipped teaching is, “the process of moving lecture content from face-to-face class time to before class by assigning it as homework. This allows for more interactive and student-centred types of learning to take place during the scheduled class time. Flipped teaching often involves, but is not limited to, students viewing lecture videos as homework.”

So, now that we’re all on the same page, I am pleased to announce a new support from the Gwenna Moss Centre that we’re referring to as the “Over Easy” Flipped Experience. The first “Over Easy” experience will be offered on June 10 and 11 and will be limited to 5 participants.

“Over Easy” is intended to make the flipping process easier for instructors who would like to experiment with flipping a class. This actual experience will be partially flipped to give you the experience of being a student in a flipped course. The face-to-face portion of the experience includes two days together as a group, in which we will:

  • discuss and develop plans for flipping each unique course,
  • hear stories from instructors who have successfully flipped,
  • learn the necessary technologies,
  • learn how to find pre-created content, and
  • figure out how to make effective use of the freed up face-to-face class time.

After the two days, you will have a plan to take forward and begin flipping your class. Instructional designers from the GMCTE will be available to provide on-going one-on-one support as needed.

For more information, please visit the event page: http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/flip_overeasy. Applications are due on May 29.

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