Flipped Learning Today
Official Newsletter of the Flipped Learning Network
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Dear Flipped Learning Network Community,

This year we are launching a number of initiatives, one of which is this one – our newsletter – Flipped Learning Today.  We plan to bring you the latest in flipping and keep you up-to-date in a fast-paced field that is developing before our eyes daily.

Our regular features will include: Spotlight on an FLN Member, where a member of our community shares a current project related to flipping in a specific classroom context; Tool Tips, where we take a close look at one specific technology application useful for flipping your instruction; How and Why I Started Flipping, a personal account from one flipper; Spotlight on an FLM Member, an interview with one of our Board Members; and Pillar Corner, where we focus on one of the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P in each issue.

In this issue, we start with the spotlight on FLN member Robert Talbert, Ph.D., who offers the story of how he discovered flipped learning and shares some of what he’s been up to lately.  Next, Brian Bennett, former FLN Board Chair, writes for our Tool Tips section, looking at the many uses of our phone’s camera.  Then I kickoff the feature, How and Why I Started Flipping, sharing my own story. FLN Community Administrator Kelly Walsh interviews Advisory Board Member Marc Seigel for our Spotlight on an FLN Member feature. We wrap up with Kristin Daniels, former FLN board member, writing our Pillar Corner feature. Kristin focuses on the third indicator of the Professional Educator pillar: collaborating, reflecting and transforming your practice.  We hope you enjoy our first issue!  Contact information for all the authors is posted with their bios, and you should feel free to contact them.

In each issue, we will also include links to other organizations with upcoming events focused on flipping.

Let us know what we can do to make this publication essential reading for you and all flippers!

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Contact me:  Helaine W. Marshall, Ph.D., Editor   helaine@flippedlearning.org


Illinois Flipped and Blended Learning Network Conference (ILFABN): June 15 & 16, 2017 at Huntely HS in Huntley, Illinois

Second Annual Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference: June 14 – 16, 2017 at University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado

FlipCon New Zealand: Jun 23 & 24, 2017 at Smaula Marsden College in Wellington

FlipCon Australia: Oct 20 & 21, 2017 at Inaburra School in Syndey

How I Started Flipping

by Helaine W. Marshall

After hearing about the flipped classroom at a technology retreat my university hosted for our faculty, I decided it might work for a class my students regularly struggled with and did not particularly enjoy:  Fundamentals of Linguistics.  My goal was to give them more time to process the very detailed and challenging material … read more

“Professor, could you explain again why what you said makes sense?”

by Robert Talbert

This exact phrase, one morning in a Calculus class, set off a seismic shift in my teaching career … read more

Check out this edition’s Tool Tip from Brian Bennett: My Favorite Tool

I’m not a techie, but I look like one. Since flipping my classroom in 2009, I’ve been on the hunt for the Goldilocks toolkit to make videos and other digital materials … (read)

Interview with Early Adopter Marc Seigel

Marc is a high school chemistry teacher in New Jersey, and an early adopter of the flipped learning model. Come explore experiences, insights, tips, tools, and techniques with Marc and FLN Community Administrator Kelly Walsh … (read)

Collaborating, Reflecting and Transforming Your Practice

Although it is presented as the last pillar in the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P, “Professional Educator” is far from the last thing that happens in the shift towards building a Flipped Learning environment. In fact, “Professional Educator” should be recognized as the critical component for instigating change in the student learning environment … (read)