CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders who make up the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) released highlights from their first annual report. The summary lists programs and projects launched, along with key partnerships, milestones achieved and goals for the coming year. The highlights include:
- Research Fellows program launched
- Master Teachers program launched
- FLGI International Ambassadors program launched
- Five (5) Flipped Learning conferences organized
- Two (2) new Flipped Learning conferences added in New Zealand and Brazil
- Flipped Learning Worldwide Radio launched and listed on iTunes Top 100
- Flipped Learning Innovation Center opened
- Flipped Learning Certification program created
- Spanish language Flipped Learning certification program introduced
- Flipped Learning Certified Trainer program launched
- First 2,500 educators enrolled in the certification program
- First 40 Flipped Learning Certified Trainers complete the program
- International Flipped Learning 3.0 webinar series launched
- Flipped Learning 3.0 introduced in the US, China, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Italy, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Korea, Turkey, Iceland, India, and Iran
- 16 Master Teachers and 10 US school districts form Flipped Learning Certification PLC
- 12 technology mission partnerships developed
- FLGI 100 Top Flipped Learning Practitioners published
- Three (3) Flipped Learning conferences confirmed for 2018
"We are pleased to have met and exceeded our goals for year one. It's been exciting to watch the Flipped Learning Global initiative go from concept to a growing worldwide network of people and organizations actively collaborating across borders to support Flipped Learning," said Jon Bergmann, Chairman and Chief Academic Officer at Flipped Learning Global. "We commend all of the members, partners, and practitioners for their extraordinary vision and contributions."
With the organizational foundation in place, FLGI is recalibrating its vision going into year two. "The one animating question behind Flipped Learning used to be, 'What is the best use of class time?' Even educators who are not flipping acknowledge that active learning is the answer. The question now is, 'How do we make Flipped Learning the foundation for all instructional approaches?' It's time to move beyond flipping lessons and classrooms, to flipping schools, school districts, and school systems," says Bergmann.
FLGI was created to support the rapidly expanding adoption of Flipped Learning all over the world in countries such as China, Taiwan, Spain, Dubai, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India and the United States. FLGI aims to fill the rapidly growing global need for collaboration across borders in three domains: evolving best practices in Flipped Learning, research, and technology selection and implementation. FLGI is the first global effort to address the emerging needs of the Flipped Learning Movement.
FLGI launched with 30 mission partners, including MT Groupo in Spain; TES Global in the United Kingdom; IWBNet in Australia; iSchool in China and Taiwan; Udemy; and BAM Education Radio Network in the United States; and a cadre of Flipped Learning research experts.
Over the last ten years, Flipped Learning has become a worldwide movement. Interest in Flipped Learning is accelerating and the Flipped Learning sector is projected to grow by 34.7 percent per year through 2020. "The most convincing way I have seen technology utilized in education is with Flipped Learning," said Lord Jim Knight–Former Minister of Education for the United Kingdom and FLGI mission partner.
SOURCE Flipped Learning Global Initiative