Reverse Instruction: Engaging students in deep meaningful learning

Time: 11/14/2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Viking Union 462A/B

Join special guest, Jeff Utecht,* educational technology consultant and author, for an inspiring 90-minute workshop on engaging students through "reverse instruction" (a.k.a., flip teaching). Please register for this event through WWU Training.

Students today have access to a breadth and depth of knowledge on the Internet that has the potential to change the way we think about learning in the classroom. How can faculty use this wealth of content to engage students in deep meaningful learning in the classroom? This workshop will discuss the pedagogy behind reverse instruction (a.k.a., flip teaching) and what it means for a new model of homework and how class time is maximized to take advantage of students discovering content on their own. The premise behind this model of learning is to engage students in deep meaningful discussions with the instructor and each other.

Jeff Utecht has taught for over 10 years at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. During college at WSU, Jeff helped to pioneer a new approach to teaching math to elementary students and in 2001, in just his third year of teaching, Jeff received a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for technology education. Based on his own experiences of using the Internet to connect with educators around the world, Jeff published his first book for educators titled "Reach" in June of 2010. Over the past five years, Jeff has consulted with Web 2.0 companies, educational organizations, and helped to develop a Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy program for international educators. Jeff is an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as a Google Apps Certified Educational Trainer. But most importantly it is Jeff’s belief in this current generation that drives his passion and his own learning.

For more information please contact: Justina Brown   650-7210