Krista Forrest
Psychology Professor University of Nebraska at Kearney 308.865.8192 forrestk@unk.edu

Jonathan Bergmann, the founder of the Flipped Learning Network and pioneer of the Flipped Education model, will give a series of presentations on “flipped learning” Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the UNK Alumni House.

Sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Teaching Excellence, eCampus, Office of Assessment and College of Education, Bergmann will open the day’s presentations with an 8 a.m. session on “The origins of the flipped classroom.” Other topics will include “There’s more than one way to flip a class,” “10 rules to follow for quality video” and “The flipped mastery approach.”

Bergmann is co-author of “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day.” The flipped classroom uses Internet technology to deliver video lectures by teachers. Students then view the video lectures outside of class time, and class time is used to do assigned problems, which would have been homework, in the classroom.

“One of the key ingredients of a successful flipped learning environment is that it personalizes the learning for each individual learner,” Bergmann said. “Each learner is different, and we need to honor each student’s learning preferences and needs. I envision a class where students have a choice in how they learn.

“Flipped Learning allows for this granular personalizing of the classroom,” he said. “If we get away from the one-size-fits-all approach, we can meet the needs of each learner.”

Bergmann serves on the advisory board of TED Education. In 2002, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching, and was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2012.