Food for Thought
VITAL is continuing to hold lunch discussions during the Fall 2013 semester. Each month’s topic is offered on two different days to accommodate your teaching schedule. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues across campus; there are no structured presentations or "experts."
Bring your lunch, your teaching stories, your ideas, successes, and challenges. We provide the venue, dessert, and beverages. Come any time between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and stay as long as you wish. For catering purposes, kindly RSVP to VITAL: firstname.lastname@example.org or call VITAL at Ext. 9-5627. We look forward to your joining the informal discussions!
Schedule for Fall 2013
Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21
“I Flipped My Class: What Did My Students and I Learn In The Process?”
Villanova faculty from across the disciplines have incorporated elements of the flipped class in individual lessons, classes, or the entire course with the goal to maximize in-class time for problem-solving, dialogue, discussion, in groups or alone, and with faculty guidance. Content delivery happens prior to class via recorded lectures, readings, digital case studies, or digital simulations. Thus, student out-of-class preparation, provides a necessary foundation for active learning in the flipped class. What have we learned in this instructional design process? What instructional decisions did we make and why? How did we align our students out-of-class work with in-class activities? How have our students responded? What have we observed regarding student learning and performance? Join in our discussion of lessons learned as a colleague who has done it or as a colleague who is exploring this learner-centered approach.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SPRING 2014!
January 22 or 23
February 18 or 19
March 25 or 26
April 22 or 23