Center for Educational Innovation

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Flipping the Classroom Faculty Learning Community

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, registration is closed for the 2017 program. If you would like to be informed about future offerings of this program or request help with your flipped course, please complete this form:

The 2017 Flipped Classroom FLC brings together faculty and instructional staff at the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses who are interested in exploring the flipped classroom approach and applying it in their own courses. This program is free of charge and participants who complete the program will receive a $500 stipend.

The primary objective of the Flipping the Classroom FLC is to support faculty and instructional staff as they work to flip all or part of a course they teach. By the end of the program, participants will be familiar with the concept of flipped classrooms, as well as specific issues involved in flipping such as course design, student accountability, classroom activities, and media development. They will also have completed the development work necessary to teach all or part of an upcoming course in a flipped manner.

In order to meet these objectives, participants will meet together four times over the spring 2017 semester, access materials and activities in a program Moodle site prior to these meetings, and work individually with consultants to prepare their flipped curriculum. The program will be active throughout the 2017 calendar year. Participants will use spring and summer 2017 to plan for the flip and fall semester 2017 to try out their flipped approach.

This year’s iteration of the program also offers the opportunity for sharing ideas across the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses, as the group meetings will be conducted synchronously in both locations. In addition to consultation support offered by the Center for Educational Innovation located on the Twin Cities campus, local support for course projects on the Duluth campus will be provided by ITSS Educational Consultants.

Dates/Times for Group Meetings:

Wednesdays, 10-11:30am
February 8
March 1
March 22
April 12


Kris Gorman, Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation (UMTC)
Brian Gute, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (UMD)


Preference will be given to those registered first, but participants may be selected from those registered to ensure a diversity of disciplines and participation across both campuses. You will be notified by January 27th, 2017.

Contact Kris Gorman with questions (

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