CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders announced the initial cohort of educators to achieve Flipped Learning Level - I Certification. The first group to complete the program includes classroom teachers, education technologists and college professors from the United States, Australia, Sweden, and Norway.
"We're honored to recognize and congratulate the first educators to achieve the Flipped Learning Level - I Certification," said Jon Bergmann, flipped learning co-founder, evangelist, and center of a global network of flipped learning early adopters around the world. The certified educators include: Magnus Ehinger, Helaine W. Marshall, Christine Haynes, Shane Ferguson, Kathy Swanger, Aimee Shackleton, Matthew Moore, Kathryn Lanier, Magnus Johansson, Ryan Hull, Stacy Dawes, Jennifer Velazquez, Adam Coulter Johnson, Peter Paccone, Helen Lazzaro and Crystal Caton.
The Flipped Learning Certification Program combines the latest research on flipped learning with the proven best practices from educators around the world. Flipped Learning Level - I Certified educators complete a nine (9) unit online program covering the essential topics, including:
- Understanding the pedagogy of flipped learning
- Planning for flipped learning
- Flipped learning best practices
- Tech Tools of the flipped classroom
- Effective use of class time
- Implementing flipping learning in different subjects and levels
- Assessments and flipped learning
- Selecting the right technologies
- Taking the flipped class to the next level
The certification program was developed to provide the basic knowledge required to successfully implement the flipped classroom model to enhance personalized and differentiated teaching and learning. The training includes an extensive unit on technology selection. A wrong technology choice is one of the biggest mistakes that causes flipped learning implementations to fail. The technology unit gives educators the specific tools needed to determine which technologies are well-suited for flipped learning and those which are not.
The Flipped Learning Level - I Certification is designed for three groups of educators:
- Educators who are new to flipped learning and want a step-by step road map to start flipping their classrooms
- Educators who are experienced with flipped learning and want to validate their knowledge and have their skills certified.
- Administrators who are considering implementing flipped learning and need to master the basics.
The online Flipped Learning Certification program is now open to the public. Interested educators can apply online at http://flglobal.org/flipped-learning-certification
About the Flipped Learning Global Initiative
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative, (FLGI), was created to support the rapidly expanding adoption of flipped learning all over the world, in countries such as China, Taiwan, Spain, UAE, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India and the United States. FLGI aims to fill the growing global need for collaboration across borders in three domains: evolving best practices in flipped learning, research curation and distribution, and technology selection and implementation.
FLGI launched with 30 mission partners, including MT Groupo in Spain; TES Global in the United Kingdom; IWBNet in Australia and New Zealand; iSchool in China and Taiwan, Udemy, BAM Education Radio Network in the United States; and a cadre of flipped learning research experts.
FLGI will serve as a global hub for coordinating, orchestrating and scaling the key elements required to successfully expand flipped learning.
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