Thursday, October 15, 2015  
Homecoming 2016 | 'Demystifying the Flipped Classroom' hosted by College of Business

Homecoming 2016
Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon

BGSU welcomes back its Falcon alumni and celebrates with current students, faculty and staff this weekend during Homecoming.

From class reunions to the football game against Akron, campus will be alive with activity.

View the schedule of events

Teaching Summit
College of Business hosts 'Demystifying the Flipped Classroom'

Jose Bowen
Every day is "opposite day" in a number of BGSU College of Business classrooms. Students are doing their homework in class after viewing their lessons at home. And their homework does not look anything like the traditional sort. Instead, they are working in teams to solve problems based on what they learned at home, with assessment activities built in and educational technology on hand for sharing their solutions.

What's going on is the "flipped classroom," a new, highly energetic, active learning style of teaching that is enriched by technology. The College of Business has embraced the concept, and about a dozen of its faculty are piloting the deep learning methods in their classrooms.

The college will host an innovative teaching summit, "Demystifying the Flipped Classroom," on Nov. 5 to introduce and share flipped learning with the rest of the University community and others. The daylong event will include breakfast and lunch and sessions for beginning and advanced users and those completely new to flipped learning. Attendance is free but reservations are required. Email Sandy Salenbien at Visit the conference website for full details.


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Students get up-close view of science at Kids' Tech U

Registration is open for the 2016 Kids' Tech University (KTU) program at BGSU. The novel science-outreach program brings children between the ages of 9 and 12 together with nationally and internationally recognized scientists who present exciting, interactive sessions — including BGSU's Dr. Bob Midden, chemistry faculty and associate vice provost for experiential and innovative learning, and Dr. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology.



Col. Brenda J. Hollis, a 1968 graduate of BGSU, will present the 2015 Alumni Lecture as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Homecoming activities. Her talk, "Dictators on Trial" will start at 1 p.m. Friday (Oct. 16) in the Pallister Conference Room (Room 105) in the Wm. T. Jerome Library.

Dr. Chuck Coletta, popular culture and Chapman Learning Community, will give a talk at the Cleveland Library main branch about the history and reinvention of Archie Comics as the series approaches its 75th anniversary. Read more online with In Brief.