2014 Conference Highlights: Pump Up the Classroom!

Each week between now and the 2014 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 7-9 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF).

Pump Up the Classroom! Flipped Library Instruction for Enhanced Student Engagement
An ACRL MD Invited Session
Thursday, May 8

Could your students benefit from a fresh take on library instruction? The flipped classroom instructional model involves assigning pre-work to increase background knowledge before an inperson class. This unique teaching model allows students to feel more prepared and confident during an instruction session. Students spend more class time on problem-based, meaningful activities and less time listening to lectures. Two librarians will show you how they used this model to increase engagement among their students and improve learning outcomes. In this program, you will experience the flipped classroom model firsthand and have the opportunity to redesign your own lessons using this method.

This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.


Sara Arnold-Garza
Sara Arnold-Garza – Research and Instruction Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library
at Towson University

Joanna Gadsby
Joanna Gadsby – Reference and Instruction Librarian,
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC

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