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Tuesday, July 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breaking with Tradition

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How does a flipped model help adult learners reach their educational goals? For this session, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of flipping a class of non-traditional or adult learners in a community college mathematics class. Adult learners are goal-directed and have restricted time to dedicate to their education. How do we ensure their class meetings in a flipped or flipped mastery class are meaningful?

Most adult learners have at least one other significant role outside their role as a student. They are parents, employees, and care-takers with a wide variety of educational backgrounds. They miss class for varying reasons and may struggle to keep current. What are the benefits of a flipped model for adult learners? What are the obstacles, and how do we overcome them?

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Lauren Jacobs

Mathematics Instructor, Highland Community College, Perry Center
I have been teaching mathematics at the college level for 18 years, and I have been at my current community college for 8 years, where most of my students are adult learners. I flipped all of my classes for the first time last fall, and I cannot imagine returning to my previous instructor-centered model.

Tuesday July 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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