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ITD TALKS: Flipped Classroom Pioneer Delivers Dynamic Day

Flipped Classroom Pioneer Jon Bergmann inspired more than 100 Central New York teachers and administrators during his interactive workshop at the CNYRIC Wednesday, Oct. 22. Throughout the day-long ITD TALKS event, Bergmann shared insightful tools, tips, and tactics for implementing flipped K-12 classrooms.
Flipped Classroom
A flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.  Students learn content by watching teacher-created video lectures at home and homework is conducted in class. “If kids go home and don't have the help they need with homework; the flipped classroom provides support outside of school,” said Bergmann

Technology Has Changed
Bergmann began his presentation with illustrations of technology advancements and their impact on society.  His goal is to encourage educators to change their teaching styles to meet the needs of 21st century students. Bergmann emphasized that while implementing a flipped classroom does take time and commitment, it's well worth the effort. “You’re going to be working really hard that first year you flip your classroom. But to be successful, you need to invest time. In the end, this will create time for you in the classroom.”

Bergmann’s Flipped Classroom Highlights include:
  • Create an environment for active learning
  • Move from a teacher-centered to a project-based classroom
  • Allow students to learn at their own pace via video
  • Cultivate personal connections with students before flipping classroom
  • Take time to teach students how to interact with videos
For more information about Jon Bergmann, go to To see photos from the event, click here.

Save the Date:
The next ITD TALKS event, “Flipped Classroom in Action – A Panel Discussion” takes place March 19, 2015.
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