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Spring Seminar Series
Flipping Your Classroom with Just-in-Time Teaching
Monday, February 8
12:00 - 1:00 pm pm
Much has been made of the flipped classroom as an approach that facilitates active learning. A growing volume of evidence shows that the flipped classroom technique helps students to better learn and better retain material. There are many ways for "flipping the classroom", that is, for switching the order of learning activities that traditionally take place inside and outside of the classroom, and for making the in-class time more interactive. We will describe one particular realization based on a method called “Just-in-Time Teaching" (JiTT). In the JiTT approach, students not only read or watch the new material before the class, but also complete a simple assignment that is reviewed by the instructor prior to the class and used to introduce various learning activities. jiTT is great for enhancing two-way communications between the instructor and students. We will summarize our experience with using the JiTT method in SMU physics and statistics courses and provide practical examples. Seating is Limited. A light lunch will be provided. Register
2015 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award Winners
Since 2001, The Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award
annually recognizes SMU faculty members for their notable commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. This year's winners are Professors Jill DeTemple, Yildirim Hurmzulu, and Darius Miller. The winners receive $10,000 and are appointed to a two-year term in the SMU Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Learn more.