Join LegalED for a free webinar on
Flipping the Law School Classroom
When: Friday, Sept 27th from 2-3 pm EST & Friday, Oct 25th from 2-3 pm EST
Registration: To register send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and institution (participants will be asked to call into the webinar from a phone (with mute functionality, so as to avoid feedback) and should have access to a computer on which they can follow the presentation).
Register soon: space limited to the first 20 participants.
How the webinar will work: We are “flipping” the instruction so that we can maximize the take-aways from the webinar through active dialogue and discussion.
In preparation, all participants will prepare (approx. 20 min.) for the session by:
(1) watching two short LegalED videos (each less than 6 minutes) on the topic of flipping the law school classroom http://legaledweb.com/online-learning/;
(2) watching a short video on persuasive lawyering http://legaledweb.com/practical-lawyering-skills/ ;
(3) reading a blog post on how the persuasive lawyering video was used in a flipped classroom http://legaledweb.com/blog/2013/8/27/flipping-the-law-school-classroom.
What is LegalED? Founded by law professors, LegalED is a website, legaledweb.com, designed to collect teaching materials for legal education. The site is host to a growing collection of short videos (each 8 minutes or less) on law and law-related topics (substantive, procedural, practical skills and professional values), as well as classroom exercises and assessment tools. The videos on substantive law could be assigned to students for viewing outside the classroom, in a flipped or blended learning environment, to supplement in-class teaching or to bring new perspectives into a course. Here is a recent article about LegalED.
What is flipped or blended learning? Flipped learning blends online with face-to-face instruction. It uses the internet for what it does well – information and knowledge delivery. When relevant information is delivered by online videos, face-to-face classtime can be devoted to learning activities that not only reinforce the knowledge, but also ask students to use their new learning to analyze, evaluate, apply or create material – all of which reinforces learning.
The webinar is organized and presented by Professor Michele Pistone, Villanova University School of Law, with support from the Uncommon Individual Foundation, uif.org.