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National Harbor Workshop

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

National Harbor, Maryland

CAE Short-Course Workshop
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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New Methods for Teaching in the Flipped Classroom

This workshop is being presented by Edward Prather and Gina Brissenden (Center for Astronomy Education (CAE), Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona), and Rica French (MiraCosta College & the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE)), and held in conjunction with the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Been thinking about flipping your class? So have we! Working with a national collaboration of astronomy educators we have developed a suite of active learning materials that can be used during the freed-up class time the flipped classroom offers. Come engage in a fun and supportive environment designed to help you successfully motivate students to participate, facilitate student learning groups, assess student learning, and manage time in the flipped classroom. Participants will come away with instructional materials and assessment strategies ready for immediate classroom use. (Back by popular demand!!)

This workshop is funded through the generous contributions of NASA’s Universe of Learning (UoL) Program.

Registration Fee:

The AAS does charge a small fee for this workshop ($35), so in addition to registering on our website, please also take a moment to register with the AAS so that you can pay their nominal fee. The AAS does also require a minimum one-day registration to the AAS meeting itself in order to be able to register for and attend this workshop.

If you are not currently a member of the AAS, you might consider looking into becoming a member. The AAS now offers an Education Affiliate Membership, which is only $94: This membership has many benefits.

If you have already registered for the AAS meeting and would like to add registration to this workshop onto your AAS meeting registration and are unsure how to, please contact Nate Goss at

Workshop organizer:
Gina Brissenden:

Registration Link:

Hotel Information

Information about the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center can be found here. We encourage those that plan to attend to stay in the AAS block of rooms at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.