Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

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Encouraging Deep Learning by Flipping the Classroom


Jose Vazquez (Economics/ LAS) & Cheelan Bo-Linn (CTE)

Date Nov 14, 2012
Time 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  

428 Armory Bldg


Free, but registration required.


Center for Teaching Excellence


Cheelan Bo-Linn

Phone 217.244.3859
Registration Registration
Event type Workshop
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In survey after survey faculty cite 'lack of student engagement' as the greatest challenge they face in their teaching. On the other hand, a student's typical response to this complaint is that it is hard to get engaged when they don't understand even the basics of the concepts at the time they come to lecture. The inverted (or 'flipped') classroom solves this problem of student engagement by aligning instructor and student expectations. The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures as an introduction to the content are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to higher levels of thinking, such as application and evaluation through exercises, projects, or discussions.

This workshop will introduce the inverted classroom model, its basic elements, and offer best practices to effectively integrate into any course.  After attending this workshop the participants should have all the tools they need to flip their own classrooms.

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL

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