Learn how to assess student learning in the flipped classroom
Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom
In a flipped classroom, the right assessment plan not only measures student learning, but it also fosters it. That is because before-class and in-class exercises are designed to reinforce exactly what it is you want students to learn. The assessments are there to make sure it all worked.
The flipped model does not resemble 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. 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.
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.
Led by Barbi Honeycutt, PhD, Director of Graduate Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University, this seminar offers timely, accessible tactics and insights that you can implement right away. After watching 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.
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
The seminar also allows viewers to work through an exercise to learn how to map learning outcomes to flipped teaching and learning strategies.
This seminar is now available on CD. The recording includes the complete transcript and all supplemental materials.
An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community
Flipping is happening everywhere—big schools, small schools, state schools, private schools, four-year universities, and two-year tech schools. 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 higher ed professionals will find this seminar particularly helpful:
- New and experienced faculty
- Advanced graduate students and future faculty with some teaching experience
- Adjunct faculty and instructors
- Faculty developers
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