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Upcoming Opportunities!

FLIP CAMP Learn to flip your class

Training series  -usually held in June, check back or contact us to request a workshop 

The evidence continues to grow that flipped instruction, also known as inverted instruction, is more effective than traditional lecture-style classes. In this pedagogical model, the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Instructional content is delivered online outside of the classroom, so that activities, including those that traditionally have been considered homework, are moved into the classroom.  The workshop series will follow this model, and participants will be expected to spend 3-4 hours before each meeting preparing for class and working on their flipped plan. 

Workshop Goals:

  • Gain exposure to examples of how other teachers are using flipped instruction.
  • Understand key considerations and concerns to be addressed in flipped teaching and learning.
  • Increase active learning in your classroom.
  • Implement a full cycle of flipped learning in your classroom, with a personalized plan.

For learning outcomes and requirements  please see the flyer.

Compensation:  $500, to be used as professional development funds or a stipend. 

TULIP Technology Use in Learning and instructional Programs

Training series meets August 1-5, 8:30-noon daily

Are you looking for ways to free up some class time for digging deeper or fostering more meaningful interactions with and among your students? Maybe you're looking for ways to engage your students in the online environment? Or perhaps you're just tired of demonstrating that same procedure each semester. TULIP is designed to offer faculty the opportunity to adopt new ways to support and improve student learning through the use of appropriately integrated technology. This year the TULIP program is focused on three software tools that can be used to create multimedia learning objects for your course: Camtasia Studio, SoftChalk, or ArcGIS. You may also propose another technology to investigate independently, such as augmented reality.  Training will include project planning, scripting, and hands-on tool tutorials, followed by lab time to work on your project with the support of Academic Technology Services staff.

Participants must apply for one of the specific software tool tracks.  Not sure which tool to use? Click a tool below for more information and inspiration.

Camtasia Studio


ArcGIS - Geographical Information Systems

Augmented reality

Selection criteria:

    Projects are reusable or have impact across multiple courses.
    Have well thought out goals and learning outcomes
    Can be effectively incorporated into your Cougar Courses as part of a learning module.
    Demonstrate creativity and a willingness to go beyond the basics of the tool's capabilities.

Participation requirements:

Selected faculty will attend all workshops, submit a project design and meet with their assigned Instructional Developer throughout the week. Post workshop, you'll receive project support as necessary to complete and implement your project.

Compensation:  $500, to be used as professional development funds or a stipend.