Presentations

    Authentic Student Learning Evaluation Plans in Higher Education, at Seminario Internacional: Metodologías Activas y Evaluación de Aprendizaje, MECESUP (Santiago, Chile), Monday, July 18, 2011
    Open the doors to any classroom across the globe and you will observe an almost universal model for the evaluation of student learning. Instructors stand at the front of a lecture hall, teach content, students (at least we hope) attempt to learn that content, and then instructors evaluate that content learning through traditional assessments such as multiple-choice exams, quizzes, or research papers. Most of these conventional approaches to evaluation are one-dimensional and are not aligned with overarching learning goals that relate to competencies students actually need to progress... Read more about Authentic Student Learning Evaluation Plans in Higher Education
    Accelerating Academic Achievement at the University, at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Thursday, August 23, 2012:
    Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeeding in secondary classrooms, students enter college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High dropout, failure, and withdrawal rates limit students’ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key... Read more about Accelerating Academic Achievement at the University
    Blended Learning 101, at OnRamps Spring Professional Development Seminar, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Monday, February 24, 2014:
    In this seminar, we will construct an understanding of what blended learning is and what it is not. Participants will generate their own definitions of blended learning and identify elements of their classroom teaching that qualify. We will also collaborate to determine why blended learning is important.
    Flipped Classrooms 101, at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Thursday, April 25, 2013:
    Instructors all over the globe are turning their students' worlds around by flipping their classrooms. In a flipped class, teachers move information coverage out of the lecture hall so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student difficulties and misconceptions. In this interactive session, Dr. Julie Schell will flip the workshop by providing brief introductory, pre-workshop activities to participants. She will use responses from these activities in the workshop and discuss the why, what, and how of flipped classrooms by confronting and resolving a series common myths about... Read more about Flipped Classrooms 101
    Flipping the Classroom: How to turn your students' worlds upside down, at Computer Science Faculty Lunch, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TC), Wednesday, October 24, 2012:
    In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage outside the classroom so that that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. The most basic and popular iteration of a flipped class is pre-recording lectures, called screencasting, on key concepts for students and putting them online for viewing and engagement before class. In this seminar, Dr. Julie Schell will provide an overview of the history of the flipped classroom and introduce a set of innovative tools that go far beyond screencasting,... Read more about Flipping the Classroom: How to turn your students' worlds upside down
    Flipping the Science Classroom: How to Turn your Students' Worlds Upside Down, at The Center for Scientific Teaching: Science Education Speakers Series, Yale University (New Haven, CT), Thursday, November 1, 2012:
    In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage outside the classroom so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. The most basic and popular iteration of a flipped class is pre-recording lectures on key concepts, called screencasting, and putting them online for viewing and engagement before class. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will provide an overview of the history of the flipped classroom and introduce a set of innovative tools that go beyond screencasting, tools that instructors... Read more about Flipping the Science Classroom: How to Turn your Students' Worlds Upside Down