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What is Flipped Learning?
Flipped Learning occurs when the direct instruction is moved from the group learning space to the individual learning space.
Class time is then used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the teacher. Students watch the short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further. Educators are embracing Flipped Learning in elementary and secondary schools for all disciplines.
The Short History of Flipped Learning As told by Aaron Sams & Jonathan Bergmann
For general information about the Flipped Learning Network™:
Contact Kari Arfstrom, Executive Director
kari (at) flippedlearning.org
703-465-1397 (Eastern Time Zone)
Regional Training Workshops
One-day trainings with Jon Bergmann or Aaron Sams along with local flipped teachers.
Sample agenda. Contact the FLN to see how your state/regional entity can co-host a revenue-sharing event.
Want to book Jon and/or Aaron to keynote at your state or national conference or conduct a training?
Looking for a member of the Flipped Cadre to speak at your event or host a workshop?
Please fill out this form and scan it back to Kari at address above.
Speakers Request Form (in .doc format)
Bios of the Board
An educator since 2000, FLN chair Aaron Sams recently became the Director of Digital Learning and Director of Admissions at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this, he was a chemistry teacher at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, CO. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and recently served as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on educational uses of screencasts and the Flipped Classroom concept. He believes strongly in student-centered learning environments, where students are encouraged to learn and demonstrate their understanding in ways that are meaningful to them. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. both from Biola University. Additional information can be found at www.aaronsams.com.
Secretary/treasurer for the FLN, Jonathan Bergmann believes educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for my students in my classroom? To the best of his abilities he has done this in his 25 years as a high school science teacher. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named semi-finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. His bachelor’s degree is in Science Education from Oregon State University and he holds a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Instructional Technology. He is currently the Lead Technology Facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, IL. Additional information can be found at flipped-learning.com.
Kristin Daniels has been a Technology Integration Specialist for the Stillwater (MN) Area Public Schools since 2011. She has a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and a M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. Before Stillwater, she worked for ISTE affiliate, Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES), in St. Paul, MN as an Education Technology Specialist. Currently she supports Flipped Classroom teachers and is implementing FlippedPD in Stillwater elementary schools. Kristin has been “flipping” professional development for her client teachers by providing digital resources and working with schools to create job-embedded, coaching opportunities during the school day. Additional information, can be found at www.flippedpd.org.
Brian E. Bennett began as a chemistry teacher in South Korea and now teaches 10th grade science at the South Bend Career Academy in South Bend, IN. Three years ago, he made the decision to flip his classroom because there was a need he couldn’t meet using traditional teaching. Since he’s flipped his classroom, Brian has learned that he can effectively meet students’ needs using technology. Brian has shared both his successes and failures with the Flipped Classroom in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and the United States. He is a graduate of Asbury College in Kentucky. Brian also writes about education philosophy and policy on his blog, Educator, Learner. You can find additional information at www.brianbennett.org
FLN executive director, Kari M Arfstrom is the founder and principal of Arfstrom Consulting with two decades of experience with K-12 education membership organizations (CoSN, NYLC, AESA and AASA). Prior to that, she worked for the U. S. House of Representatives and is a licensed language arts teacher in Minnesota. She is a current board member for the Rural School and Community Trust and a former board member for the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the Education and Libraries Network Coalition (EdLiNC), and the Organizations Concerned about Rural Education (OCRE). Dr. Arfstrom has a degree and licensure in secondary education from Augsburg College and is a former language arts teacher in Minnesota. Her Master’s degree is in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University in Washington, DC. Her Ph.D., from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, is in Educational Leadership and Policy. Additional information can be found at www.arfstrom.net