Empowering Students

Empowering Students is a short workshop I give through MCC’s Office of Professional Development. The workshop focuses on using rubrics and flipping to give students agency and to allow transparency in the classroom. Faculty attending the workshop will complete a practice rubric for one of their classroom assignments, and they will have had a discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of a “flipped” classroom, and ideas they can use if they’re interested in trying out “flipping” with their own students.

Click on the links below for PDFs of the in-workshop presentation and handout, and see our list of references and further readings (most readings can be accessed using MCC Library‘s subscription databases; the Faculty Focus articles include hyperlinks to the articles on the open internet).


Empowering Students Presentation



PDF of Empowering Students Handout


References and Further Readings:

Enfield, Jacob. “Looking At The Impact Of The Flipped Classroom Model Of Instruction On Undergraduate Multimedia Students At CSUN.” Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning 57.6 (2013): 14-27. Professional Development Collection. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Kachka, Pamela. “Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2.” Faculty Focus. Magna            Publications, 24 Oct. 2012. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Montgomery, Kathleen. “Classroom Rubrics: Systemizing What Teachers Do Naturally.” Clearing House 73.6 (2000): 324. Professional Development Collection. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

Patterson Lorenzetti, Jennifer. “How to Create Assessments for the Flipped Classroom.” Faculty Focus. Magna Publications, 4 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Raths, David. “Nine Video Tips For A Better Flipped Classroom.” Education Digest 79.6 (2014): 15-21. Professional Development Collection. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Robertson, Katherine. “Assessment as an Opportunity for Developing Independent Thinking Skills in Students.Faculty Focus. Magna Publications, 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Wyss, Vanessa, Debra Freedman, and Cathy Siebert. “The Development Of A Discussion Rubric  For Online Courses: Standardizing Expectations Of Graduate Students In Online Scholarly Discussions.” Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning 58.2 (2014): 99-107. Professional Development Collection. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.