Ticketed event: $35.00
In this half-day workshop, participants will learn the benefits of flipping classes and have the opportunity to work on techniques for flipping their own courses. In flipped classes, technical content is delivered via online modules so that class time can be used for active learning and student-student and student-faculty interaction. The presenters have had extensive experience in flipping engineering courses and will discuss the benefits of flipping from both a faculty and student perspective. They will also show research pointing to the best practices in flipping a course, including the use of videos for lectures, increasing student interaction during class time, and student learning assessments. The workshop will be interactive, allowing time for ample discussion and for participants to consider methods for flipping their own courses. Specific activities during the workshop will include generating ideas on how to format out-of-class videos, and developing activities to do with their students during class time. Participants are encouraged to bring their course syllabi and a laptop to work on creating class activities.
Sarah E. Zappe is director of assessment and instructional support in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State University. In her current position, Dr. Zappe is responsible for supporting curricular assessment and developing instructional support programs for faculty in the College of Engineering. In her research role, Dr. Zappe is interested in the integration of creativity into the engineering curriculum, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Zappe holds a doctorate in educational psychology specializing in applied testing and measurement. Her measurement interests include the development of instruments to measure engineering professional skills and using qualitative data to enhance the response process validity of tests and instruments.
Dr. Stephanie Butler Velegol has flipped her courses six times as an instructor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State University. In addition, she uses her online content for summer courses and professional development in Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Drexel University in 1996 and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She taught for two years as a visiting professor in chemical engineering at Bucknell University. She has been teaching environmental engineering courses in the civil and environmental engineering department at Penn State University since 2009.