FlipCon Kansas 2015

The keynote speakers and presenters are chosen for their expertise in Flipping Learning and their ability to motivate and inspire. The keynote presenter bios can be found below, all other presenters will be showcased within their session description.

Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000 and is currently the co-founder of FlippedClass.com, as well as The FlippedLearning Network™, and is an Adjunct Professor at Saint VincentCollege. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and was a Chemistry teacher in Woodland Park, CO and in Hacienda Heights, CA. Aaron also served as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. Aaron co-authored Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on educational uses of screencasts and The Flipped Classroom concept. He advocates inquiry-based and student-centered learning environments in which students are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding in ways that are meaningful to them.With experience in public, private, and home schools, in both face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments, Aaron brings a unique educational perspective to any audience. He is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. from Biola University.

Jon Bergmann
 is considered one of the pioneers in the Flipped Class movement after successfully flipping his own classroom and sharing the teaching model with other educators. He and fellow flipped pioneer Aaron Sams, wrote the first book on the subject,Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Their second book, Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement, was released July 2014. In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching, and was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. Jon is a co-founder of both the  
FlippedLearning Network™, a nonprofit organization that provides teachers with the resources needed to implement flipped learning, as well as Flipped Class.com. Additionally, Jon serves on the advisory board of TED Education, and hosts “The Flip Side,” a radio show which tells the stories of flipped educators. To learn more about Jon and flipped learning, visit http://flippedclass.com.