Student-Centered Teaching through Project-Based Flipped Classrooms

Friday, December 1, 2023
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Many flipped classroom implementations focus on moving content out of class meeting time, but either continue to lecture in class or apply general active learning techniques instead of maximizing the ability to provide guided learning during class meetings. One way to maximize student engagement is through a project-based approach to teaching. This assessment method is a meaning-based, top-down approach that easily allows students to focus on larger thematic issues instead of just surface level facts and figures.

In this session, we will introduce teaching strategies for both flipped classroom and project-based approaches. We will discuss the benefits of their intersection and examples of how this can be implemented. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own assessments and course design to consider how you could utilize these approaches.


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Nina Moreno
Associate Professor
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Linguistics Program

Nina Moreno is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of South Carolina and Core Faculty of the Linguistics Program. Her areas of expertise include teacher education, Spanish applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She has published articles and software reviews in journals such as Language Learning, Hispania, and CALICO, and co-authored
Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica (2017, Routledge), and Second Language Identity: Awareness, Ideology, and Assessment in Higher Education (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

Casey Carroll
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence

Casey Carroll is an instructional designer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Carroll works with all who teach to support the creation of innovative and accessible courses and the continued development of teaching skills. He also works with instructors teaching online to help with course design and learning technologies. Prior to joining CTE, Carroll designed curriculum for professional training and leadership development. He has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at the University of South Carolina. Carroll holds a master's degree in linguistics from USC and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.