#BbWorld15 – K-12 Keynote: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day – The Flipped Classroom

Implementing the Flipped Class model provides teachers with more face-to-face time with students, allows for true differentiation, compels students to take responsibility for their own learning, and enables students to master rigorous course concepts. Join Flipped Classroom pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams as they walk through their transformation from lecturers to flipped class practitioners. They will demonstrate how a Flipped Class can transform today’s educational climate and increase student learning outcomes. Jon and Aaron developed Flipped Learning for their high school science students in rural Colorado, and it has grown into a viral, worldwide phenomenon. They co-author many articles, host worldwide conferences, conduct workshops, write blogs, and wrote the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Their second book, Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement, encourages teachers to develop relationships with their students to bolster student curiosity and to encourage content mastery.

Presenters: Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

(Live Streaming Available)


  • Are we sending students home with “the hard stuff”?
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  • How do we reclaim class time for deep learning / active learning.
  • What is flipped learning? Definition

Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

  • Give the power of learning to students vs passive experience being lectured to.
  • Four pillars of Flipped Learning:
    • Flexible environment
      • Traditional spaces reinforce content delivery and the sage on the stage (circa 1994)
      • Does there have to be a “front” of the room?
      • Make the space your own, and be creative vs being forced into the institutional rows and teacher desk at the front.
      • Flexible pedagogy provides time-shifted maximizes teacher face to face time.
      • Traditional assessment reinforces content delivery. Flexible assessment brings about formative on the fly vs just bubble tests.
    • Learning culture
      • Move away from passive and boring to where the teacher is the guide along the side and among the students. We need to learn with our students.  The teacher is there to help students figure out how to learn.
      • How do you create a learning culture? Once you experience the ownership of moving the learning to students you will never go back to the old way of lecturing and holding class.
      • Focus on deeper learning, inquiry, genius hours, gamification, mastery, peer instruction, PBL, etc.
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    • Intentional content
      • The flipped classroom is not about the videos. It’s about what you can do with classroom time because of them!
      • Tools
      • Passive viewership doesn’t help learning, active and interactive video is key.
      • Be intentional about what content you use! Curate and create content that is necessary to reach the objectives and learning outcomes desired.  It can be valuable to make your own videos to increase student engagement and personalization.  Use video content that is out there and also create your own.
      • Blackboard provides a foundation of where content exists, focuses the students, and allows additional tools for interactivity.
    • Professional educator
      • Don’t flip alone!
  • FullSizeRender (44)We need to give the teacher a why do I use Blackboard and technology? Blackboard provides a foundation for sequence and structure whereby students can be guided through their learning while engaging with others and receiving feedback > not just accessing content.

If you can be replaced by a YouTube video as a teacher… you should be!

The train has already left the station, the default is now technology-based teaching and learning.


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