Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network have joined forces to offer new and exciting blended professional development for educators looking to switch to the new “flipped learning” teaching model (See the Press Release). Through this partnership, and based on the pioneering work of Flipped Learning Network’s founding members, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, highly skilled trainers from Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network are now available to help you personalize professional development training for teachers so they can make a seamless transition to flipped learning.
What is Flipped Learning?
Teachers are embracing Flipped Learning in elementary and secondary schools for all disciplines. Flipped learning happens when the teacher’s lecture is delivered outside of the traditional class time, via a video students view on their own. Class time is used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the teacher. The flipped classroom uses modern technology to create a sustainable, reproducible, and manageable environment for student-centered learning. Students can watch the short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and then come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further. With the transfer of foundational knowledge outside of class time, students are asked to take ownership of their own learning. Educators are able to personalize each class and increase time spent with each student. Review recent flipped classroom ‘impact’ results as below:
Flipped Professional Development
The blended delivery of professional development courses includes 1 day on-site and 6–8 hours online learning, and remote mentoring for educators. The flipped classroom uses modern technology to create a sustainable, reproducible, and manageable environment for student-centered learning. With the transfer of foundational knowledge occurring outside of class time, students are asked to take ownership of their own learning. Educators are able to personalize each class and increase time spent with each student.
Teachers in various grades and disciplines will work in teams to support each other, as well as hear from experts in the field. Course attendees will have deep discussions about and view actual classroom footage to see how experienced flipped educators are using this model in an inquiry-based or mastery-learning environment, or in a more traditional class setting. A personal learning work plan will be developed for each educator; working with a coach, each will receive individual and small group follow-up to ensure successful implementation. This flipped-mode workshop is based on the pioneering work of Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams and built in partnership with the Flipped Learning Network. Learn what flipped learning is, why it works, and how to flip a classroom.
Pearson Executive Vice President Stefan Kohler said, ―The demand for Flipped Learning is really exploding in the US. You could check out the Flipped Learning Network before you take the dive.