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WIDER PERSIST at Boise State University

Flipping the Classroom with Active Learning

Did you miss the seminar on Flipping the Classroom using Just-in-Time Teaching and Cooperative Learning by Lisa Goss? Watch a screen-cast of it here!

Promoting Educational Reform through Strategic Investments in Systemic Transformation (PERSIST)

PERSIST is a Boise State project in the National Science Foundation WIDER program, which stands for Widening Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Reforms. WIDER aims to substantially scale up evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs). WIDER’s ultimate goals are improved student learning and retention, and increased number and graduation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors, including under-represented students. Boise State PERSIST extends WIDER’s goal across the university.


The culture of teaching and learning at Boise State will be characterized by

  • on-going exploration and adoption of evidence-based instructional practices.
  • faculty engaged in continuous improvement of teaching and learning
  • dialogue around teaching supported through a community of practice
  • teaching evidenced and informed by meaningful assessment

The fulfillment of this vision will enhance our learning-centered culture and will result in increased student achievement of learning outcomes, retention, and degree attainment; especially among underrepresented populations.


Get Involved with PERSIST!

  • Learn All About EBIPs!
  • Have an idea for a project? ¬†Partner with us here.
  • (STEM departments) Participate at an upcoming session on WIDER PERSIST at your department meeting in spring semester 2015.
  • Contact a member of the Leadership Team or FAST Team with questions or ideas.

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WIDER PERSIST is funded by NSF grant #DUE-1347830  Principal Investigator, Susan Shadle