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Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom


Measuring Student Outcomes: A Layered Approach

This is not a traditional classroom.

Students are solving problems and analyzing information. They are working in small groups, talking together, and moving around. The instructor interacts and guides but does not lecture. In fact, no one has lectured to these students in weeks. It looks a little messy. 

Some might call it chaotic. But it isn’t out of control. It is simply flipped—and it’s supposed to be that way. Flipped classes are the talk of campuses right now because they can be very effective learning environments. But with all that chaos, how can you tell that it’s working?

That is where assessments come in. Instructors using flipped lessons must be careful to plan and structure the environment to support student learning. It is critical to integrate and relate the learning outcomes, activities, and assessment strategies to ensure that pre-class work supports the in-class work.

One way to do that is to create an assessment plan layer by layer to ensure that day-to-day activities align with the overall goals of the course. By putting the most important layers first, instructors can ensure that they are assessing what matters most.

Of course, all the new terminology—flipping, layering—can seem confusing at first. However, the words don’t have to get in your way. You can get past the lingo and straight to how best to measure learning in Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom, a Magna Online Seminar.

Topics Covered

If you’re already flipping your courses or just starting to think about it, you have to consider how to assess student learning. Since flipping lessons results in different classroom activities, it takes different assessment approaches to measure the efficacy of these new instructional approaches. Learn how to effectively measure flipped learning in Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

This seminar offers timely, accessible tactics and insights that you can implement right away. After participating in this Magna Online Seminar, you will be able to:

  • Map learning outcomes to flipped teaching strategies
  • Apply the concept of layering to assessment
  • Identify different assessment techniques for a flipped class
  • Create a layered assessment plan for a flipped class

Flipped classrooms can be powerful, student-centered learning environments, so learn the cutting-edge assessment strategies that will enable you to find out just how well your flipped classroom is working.

Benefits

A flipped classroom can transform student learning and improve outcomes, but it isn’t enough to just say so. You have to prove your results and show your work, and this seminar will show you how. You will also learn:

  • How to write an effective learning outcome
  • How to determine what to measure (because you can’t measure everything) to ensure that you’re assessing what matters most

Takeaways

Seminar participants will experience a flipped lesson firsthand and will work through an exercise to learn how to map learning outcomes to flipped teaching and learning strategies.
Learn From an Expert

Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of Graduate Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University and as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education at NC State. She created Flip It Consulting in 2011. She and her colleagues design and deliver programs to teach you how to flip your workshops, seminars, training sessions, classes, and meetings.

Who Should Watch this CD 

Flipping is happening everywhere—big schools, small schools, state schools, private schools, four-year universities, and two-year tech schools. It’s online and in physical classrooms. 

Just about any instructor in any discipline can use the flipped learning approach. 

Flipped classrooms truly have a place on any campus. And regardless of where you are in the process—you can be a brand-new flipper or an old pro—you still have to measure your outcomes. Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom can help you do that. 

The following professionals would particularly benefit from this seminar:

    • New and experienced faculty
    • Advanced graduate students and future faculty with some teaching experience
    • Adjunct faculty and instructors
    • Faculty developers

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