Dr. Christensen to Present "Flipping the Classroom: Real Advice from a REAL Professor" on November 14


Attention all instructors! Have you ever wanted to ditch the stuffy classroom setting and conduct a class out-of-doors? Or perhaps you have wished to provide students with more active, hands-on activities and discussions within the classroom? The solution is simple: flip your classroom.

Dr. Erik Chistensen will be presenting “Flipping the Classroom: Real Advice from a REAL professor” on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Houston Cole Library.

Dr. Chistensen holds engineering degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches physics and astronomy at South Florida State College and online for Florida Keys Community College. Erik has flipped four different physics classes and an astrobiology class which have resulted in monumental increase in student engagement, interactivity, and success. An ardent proponent of Open Educational Resources (OER), he was an ISKME OER Fellow 2012-2013. Erik co-chaired the QEP Steering Committee which was accepted with no recommendations and was declared a SACSCOC Best Practice in collaboration. In the past, Erik has presented on his creative approaches to online teaching at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting, SACSCOC Summer Institute, SLOAN-C International Conference on Online Learning, SLOAN Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, STEMtech, SXSWedu, D2L Fusion, NCAT Redesign Alliance, Connexions, and Cosmos in the Classroom.

All JSU Faculty members are encouraged to flip their Friday morning classes and join us for Dr. Christensen’s lecture. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Gena Christopher at genac@jsu.edu or (256)-782-5856.