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Jon Bergmann

Teacher, Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant, Flipped Class Pioneer

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement. Jon is leading the worldwide adoption of flipped learning by working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon is coordinating or guiding flipped learning initiatives around the globe including China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the United States.

Jon is the author of seven books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom which has been translated into 10 languages. He is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences which are dynamic engaging events which inspire educators to transform their practice through flipped learning.

He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Jon is a master storyteller, captivating audiences around the globe. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying them through story and humor. Jon hosts a radio show, The Flip Side, He also has a popular YouTube Channel with over three million views.

In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching; and in 2010, he was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. He serves on the advisory board for TED-Education. In 2013, was named one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential People of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Brock International Prize for Education and winner for the 2013 Bammy Award presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

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Posts

  • Flipped Classroom

    Supporting Flipped Classrooms

    A guide for administrators, students, and parents on how to get the most out of flipped classrooms.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

    Four content-creation tool categories -- screencasting, tablets, document cameras, and video cameras -- will help your students take flipped learning outside of the classroom.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

    The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped Classroom 101

    Strategies to move past common flipped classroom obstacles when getting started.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

    With the five-step mastery check, flipped learning teachers can quickly determine who understands the work, who's struggling, and who hasn't even watched the video.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

    Discover how some teachers have creatively applied the flipped learning model to increase quality class time in PE, woodworking, dance education, and elementary classrooms.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper

    Flipped learning gives teachers in-class time to support students on challenging material, provides early warning when they don't understand, and encourages them to ask questions.
  • Education Trends

    The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

    Guest blogger Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the Flipped-Classroom Model, suggests that the biggest hurdle to flipping a classroom may be the teacher's self-perception of his or her role as an educator.