Breakout Session

Student as Facilitators in a Flipped Classroom

Track: Learning, Teaching and Library

Breakout Session III
Thurs. 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Flipping the classroom increases opportunities to engage the students in meaningful ways and is changing how we view our roles as educators. Students learn best by doing, by creating, by experiencing. In this presentation, we will discuss flipping squared, where students served as the instructors in a flipped classroom. By creating and facilitating as guides on the side, students were provided an authentic hands-on experience which engaged them differently than a traditionally modeled classroom.


Derek Weber
Assistant Professor of Biology
Raritan Valley Community College

Bio / Expertise
Dr. Derek Weber is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Raritan Valley Community College. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Moravian College and a PhD. in Bimolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His area of interest is the use of technology to reshape the science curriculum to create a more active and engaging learning community. His efforts have earned him numerous awards, citations and featured presentations. His Principles of Microbiology Course was awarded Best Overall Course by SoftChalk Lesson Builder in 2009. A talk titled “Four Fabulous Free Teaching Technologies” was a featured presentation at the Teaching Professor Conference in 2012. He was honored with an award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the International Teaching and Learning Conference in April of this year and was included by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a top technology innovator.