Teaching in the “Inverted Classroom” – An Emerging Practices Breakfast Conversation

Inverted-600x628What?    Breakfast Burritos, Coffee, and Great Collegial Conversation!
Where?  Design Space @ the Digital Learning Commons
420 Calle Principal / 001 McGowan
When?   Friday, May 3, 2013 9:00-10:30am
Who? MIIS Faculty (Please RSVP by Weds., May 1) – No Technology Skills Required!

The Digital Learning Commons and the Office of the Provost are pleased to invite MIIS faculty to a breakfast conversation on emerging teaching practices.  Our guests will be CSUMB assistant professor of computer science, Kate Lockwood, and instructional technology consultant, Jeff McCall.  Jeff and Kate have recently collaborated on the design and implementation of an “inverted classroom” approach to one of her courses.

“Flip teaching (or inverted classroom) is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher-created videos that students view outside of class time. It is also known as backwards classroom, reverse instruction, flipping the classroom, and reverse teaching.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom

During this breakfast conversation, we’ll discuss the pedagogical opportunities and challenges presented by the “inverted” approach to course design and learn about the nature of faculty – instructional technologist collaboration.


kate_lockwoodKate Lockwood is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at Cal State University at Monterey Bay. She is passionate about making computer science accessible to all interested students regardless of background or learning style. Kate is particularly interested in leveraging emerging technologies in the classroom.


jeff_mccallJeff McCall is a staff member in the Center for Academic Technologies at Cal State Monterey Bay. As an Instructional Technology Consultant he develops, deploys and trains faculty in technology in support of teaching. He’s been at CSUMB for 10 years.


Background Resources

Hall, M. “Flipping Your Class” published January 23, 2013 The Innovative Educator

Talbot, R. “How the inverted classroom works, a manifesto for students” published August 14, 2012 Chronicle.com

Bowen, J. “Teaching Naked: Why removing technology from your Classroom will improve student learning.” published November 1, 2006 National Teaching and Learning Forum

7 things you should know about the ‘flipped classroom” Educause

Garr, R. “Eric Mazur – Confessions of a Converted Lecturer” published March 26, 2013 Presentation Zen

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