Open Classroom Project Instructors

The instructors involved in the Open Classroom Project have various strategies that they can share when you visit their class, including discussion, lecture, small group work, and clickers.  For any profile, you can open the "More Information" link to see the class schedule for this semester as well as a link to contact the instructor and set up your visit. When scheduling your classroom visit, be sure to confirm the class meeting time and location, as sometimes there could be a room change for a specific date.  

Stephen Brookfield OCP

Dr. Stephen Brookfield

School of Education
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: team-taught, small and large group discussion

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Education Leadership, Minneapolis, MOH 417

EDLD 915: Leadership Narratives Seminar 

Fri. 4:00-9:00PM, Sat. 9:00AM-4:00PM

Dates:

-9/11-9/12
-10/9-10/10
-11/13-11/14
-12/11-12/12

20

Small and large group discussion 

Doctoral Cohort

Final required core course

Team taught (2 faculty)

 

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Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

Engineering
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: flipped class, clickers, Writing Assignment Rubrics

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Mechanical Engineering, St. Paul, OSS 313

ENGR 361: Engineering Materials

MWF 12:15-1:20PM

36

Fully flipped classroom; Pre-lecture videos; Daily Quizzes (via Turning Point Clickers, IF-AT Scratch-off forms); Demonstrations of Phenomena; Props for Examples; Student-posted Blackboard Concept Reflection; Student-generated Wikipedia page collection on Blackboard (writing assignment + conduit to investigate and crowd-source numerous aspects of course material); Writing Assignment Rubrics.

Recommended that observers watch specified pre-lecture videos before attending class period to more fully understand flipped classroom experience.

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Doug Orzolek OCP

Dr. Doug Orzolek

Music
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: active learning, hands-on, problem solving

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Music, St. Paul, BEC 120

MUSN 185: Symphonic Band

TR 1:30-3:00PM

85

Large group, active learning, hands-on, problem solving

Engaging a large group in meeting a unified goal and objective

Music, St. Paul, BEC 110

MUSC 115: Music and Culture

MWF 9:35-10:40AM

27

Problem solving, group work, discussion

Entry level undergraduate course (nonmajors) designed to engage students in music through inquiry

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Julie Oseid OCP

Professor Julie Oseid

School of Law
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: live feedback and critique, lecture and discussions, small and large group active learning

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Law School, Minneapolis, MSL 238

LAWS 620: Lawyering Skills I

TR 9:00-10:25AM and 10:30-11:55AM 

16

Lecture, live feedback and critique, small and large group active learning, some oral presentations by students

JD required course (legal research, analysis, and writing)

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David Roseborough OCP

Dr. David Roseborough

Social Work
UST (St. Paul Campus), St. Catherine University (St. Paul Campus)

Strategies: active learning, case studies, in-class skill practice, discussion 

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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School of Social Work, St. Catherine University (St. Paul), Fontbonne Hall 211

GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I

W 4:40-7:05PM

22

Lecture, small and large group discussion, active learning (case studies, in-class skill practice)

MSW required practice course

School of Social Work, UST  (St. Paul campus),  McNeely Hall 235

GRSW 618: Cognitive Interventions in Clinical Practice

R 4:40 – 7:05 p.m.

25

Lecture, small and large group discussion, active learning [case studies, in-class practice of cognitive behavioral (CBT) strategies]

MSW graduate level practice elective course

 

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Buffy Smith OCP

Dr. Buffy Smith

Sociology & Criminal Justice
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: WAC, lecture, discussion, small group

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Sociology, St. Paul, OEC 209

SOCI 251: Race & Ethnicity

MWF 12:15-1:20PM

30

Lecture, discussion, small group

Elective course

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Jennifer Wright OCP

Professor Jennifer Wright

School of Law
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: practical exercises/simulation, lecture, small group discussion

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Fall 2015 Schedule

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Dept. of Clinical Legal Studies, School of Law, Minneapolis, MOH – Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC) (room numbers will vary)

LAW 940: Elder Law Practice Group

M 9:00-10:15AM, TR 1:30-2:55PM

8 – 40 (some classes are taught jointly with other law practice groups and/or psychology or social work students in the IPC, other classes are just the 10 students enrolled in ELPG)

Simulation, practical exercises, small group discussion, lecture

Classroom component of a clinical course in representing low income elderly clients

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