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.  

Patricia Hedberg OCP

Dr. Patricia Hedberg

Management
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: peer coaching, active learning (simulations and exercises)

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Management, Minneapolis, SCH 421 (classroom may vary during the semester)

MGMT 763: Executive Leadership Development: Leadership Challenges

F 5:30-7:30PM  

Dates:

February 12, March 11, April 15, and May 6 

26

Small and large group discussion, peer coaching, active learning (simulations, exercises)

Executive MBA course

1-credit course that is part of a 2-year Executive Leadership Development process

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Melissa Loe OCP

Dr. Melissa Loe

Mathematics
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: student-centered active learning, small group problem solving, discussion

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Mathematics, St. Paul, OSS 214

Math 109: Calculus With Review I

M/W/F 12:15-1:20PM

20

Small group problem solving, large group discussion, some lecture, student-centered active learning

Beginning calculus course with additional algebra (usually many students with weak algebra).

Mathematics, St. Paul, OSS 214

Math 301: Abstract Algebra I

M/W/F 8:15-9:35AM

12

Very little lecture, mostly small group problem solving, and discussion of reading and problems, some large group discussion, student-centered active learning 

Students complete reading assignments and discussion questions prior to class. The class time is used for discussing problems and readings, sorting out difficulties and misconceptions, and some small-group work.

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Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

Engineering
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: flipped class, clickers, Writing Assignment Rubrics

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Mechanical Engineering, St. Paul, OSS 313

ENGR 361: Engineering Materials

M/W/F 1:35-2:40PM

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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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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Music, St. Paul, BEC 120

MUSN 185: Symphonic Band

T/R 1:30-3:00PM

85

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

Engaging a large group in meeting a unified goal and objective

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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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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Law School, Minneapolis, MSL 244

LAWS 625: Lawyering Skills II

T/R 9:00-10:25AM 

(classes end March 31; oral arguments are held in April)

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

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

Law School, Minneapolis, MSL 324 

LAWS 715: Lawyering Skills III

T 1:30-3:25PM

(classes end April 5; oral arguments are held in April)

10

Lecture, weekly writing improvement exercises , small and large group active learning, some oral presentations by students

JD required course (appellate brief writing and oral advocacy)

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Mark Osler OCP

Professor Mark Osler

School of Law
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: simulations, group discussion, lecture

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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School of Law, Minneapolis, MSL 244

LAWS 780: Criminal Practice

M/W 8:30-10:25AM

20

Simulations, group discussion, lecture

 

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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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Spring 2016 Schedule

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School of Social Work, St. Catherine University (St. Paul), Mendel Hall 202

GRSW 604: 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), SCB 107

GRSW 681: Social Work Practice Research

T 7:20-9:40PM

20

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

MSW graduate level practice elective course

School of Social Work, St. Catherine University (St. Paul), Fontbonne Hall 103

GRSW 645: Psychopathology & Human Behavior

M 7:20-9:45PM

20

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

MSW required  course

 

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Rich Sathe OCP

Dr. Rich Sathe

Accounting
St. Paul and Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: large group discussion, active learning (problem solving)

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 115

ACCT 410: Advanced Accounting

T/R 3:25-5:00PM

36

Small and large group discussion, active learning (problem solving)

 

Accounting, Minneapolis, SCH 407

ACCT 772: International Accounting

T/R 9:00-11:50AM

10

Small and large group discussion, active learning (problem solving)

MSA course, cohort model, begins 4/1

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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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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Sociology, St. Paul, OEC 209

SOCI 251: Race & Ethnicity

M/W/F 12:15-1:20PM

30

Lecture, discussion, small group

Elective course

Sociology, St. Paul, OEC 311

SOCI 350: Social Inequality: Privilege and Power

M/W/F 9:35-10:40AM

30

Discussion, small group

Major requirement

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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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Spring 2016 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, T/R 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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Wen Yu OCP

Dr. Wen Yu

Accounting
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: clickers, active learning

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Spring 2016 Schedule

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Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 238

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

M/W 1:35-3:10PM  

35  Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)

 

Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 238

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

M/W 3:25-5:00PM

35 Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)  

Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 234

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

M 5:30-9:15PM

35 Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)  

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