First Annual Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference 2016
The Flipped Learning Academy and the MAST Institute will be hosting the first annual Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference on June 8-10 on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado. Members of a company that provides writing services where all students buy term papers online will also join the conference and present their vision of students' pipelines in terms of education. The conference starts at 9 am Mountain Time on Wednesday, June 8th, and ends at Noon on Friday, June 10th. Greeley is located about an hour's drive north of Denver International Airport.
This conference will allow higher education flipped classroom practitioners to exchange information, highlight faculty engaged in assessment of flipped classrooms, and discuss the future of flipped learning in higher education.
The conference is for instructors, faculty, and graduate students from universities, colleges, community colleges and any other post-secondary institution. Previous experience with flipped classrooms is not required. The conference will be a blend of novice and experienced flipped educators to share best-practices and research.
Shuttle van service will be available between Denver International Airport and the conference, on-campus housing, and local hotels. We have made special arrangements with Greeley Shuttle to provide round-trip shuttle service between Greeley and Denver International Airport for $50.. Please complete the Shuttle Reservation Form to reserve your shuttle times. Free parking will be available at the conference if you are driving or renting a car. If you are using Google Maps or GPS, you can search for "Ross Hall of Science, Greeley, Colorado".
Registration for the conference is now closed. Please email Dr. Nissa Yestness () if you have questions. Registration fee includes the conference, parking on campus, and snacks/beverages. Lodging will be available on or off campus. The on-campus housing is in North Hall. The accommodations are very similar to a hotel, including air conditioning! Each two-bedroom suite has a shared bathroom. There are also many quality hotels in Greeley and can be booked online.
Check in for the conference will be Wednesday, June 8th morning from 8am-9am on the first floor of Ross Hall of Science in front of Room 1010.
If you are staying on campus, you will check in to your room at North Hall, across the parking lot from Ross Hall. (closest to the intersection of 11th Ave. & 23rd St.) We will have conference check in available from 3-5pm on Tuesday, June 7th at North Hall (in addition to Wednesday morning).
We are happy to share that we will be providing lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be coffee and fruit each morning before we begin and snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon!
Thursday is our poster session with cash bar from 5:30-6:30pm and banquet dinner at 6:30pm with our keynotespeaker beginning at 7:30. Thursday dinner is included in your conference registration.
(If you prepaid for all your meals, you will be receiving a refund and changed to breakfast only.)
Wednesday evening trips
There are now signups for the two Wednesday evening trips. Transportation for both of these signups are free, but dinner and drinks are your responsibility. There are 14 slots for each van.
A 15-passenger van will be leaving for Rocky Mountain National Park at 4:45pm from Ross Hall. Sign up here. Others are welcome to join with their own transportation.
Another option is to head to downtown Greeley for dinner and sightseeing. There is a cute little downtown area with shops and local microbreweries. We will leave Ross Hall about 5:15pm. We will also be in a 15-passenger van. Sign up here. Others are welcome to join with their own transportation.
June weather in Colorado
Local weather varies greatly. We are in the high plains. It's not uncommon to frequently use the heater at night and the air conditioner during the day. This time of year we experience an average high of 85 degrees and low of 52 degrees, sometimes with afternoon thunderstorms, but otherwise very low humidity. We recommend checking the local forecast before you depart.