The ASA Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) is excited to
present our Summer 2021 webinar. Our speaker will be Dr. Michael D. Swartz of the
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, presenting ideas for building
rubrics and flipping classrooms.
The webinar is FREE and open to all. Details and registration information are below.
TITLE: "Rubrics and flipped classrooms: What are they and how do they work in
PRESENTER: Michael D. Swartz, PhD – Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
DATE/TIME: Friday June 11, 2021, @ 2pm EST
VENUE: Online webinar hosted using the Zoom platform
ABSTRACT: The idea of developing a rubric for assessments or flipping lectures in an
Applied Biostatistics (or even Applied Statistics) classroom can be overwhelming, but it
does not have to be. I will lead a discussion introducing several ideas for building a
rubric for statistics assignments and exams, and flipping parts of a lecture to combine
traditional lecture with interactive components to fully engage students to enhance their
learning in the classroom or live synchronous sessions (like teaching through Webex or
Zoom) using polling software like PollEverywhere. The polling software strategy I
introduce will also provide instructors real-time feedback regarding students’ current
comprehension of the material. One of the techniques can also be modified to increase
engagement for an online only format (pre-recorded lectures). Attendees who consider
themselves beginners with respect to rubrics or flipped classrooms as well as those who
consider themselves more experienced are welcome to this webinar.
REGISTRATION: To register, please complete the form here:
The webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email after registering, and a link
to the webinar recording will be sent to you about a week after the session.
Heather J. Hoffman, PhD
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
800 22nd Street, NW (7th Floor)
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-8587
Fax: (202) 912-8475