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Flipped Learning Pioneers Honored at 2014 Bammy Awards

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 7th, 2014

Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams recognized for ‘standout contributions’ to the flipped classroom movement

CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2014) – Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, flipped learning experts and co-founders of FlippedClass.com, were recently acknowledged at the third annual Bammy Awards for their “standout contributions” in helping teachers maximize their time in the classroom. Created to help reverse the negative national narrative that dominates education, the Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline honor that identifies and recognizes the extraordinary work being done across the entire education field every day.

The co-founders of FlippedClass.com, an organization that leads flipped learning training programs around the globe, were recognized at a black-tie, red carpet event in Washington D.C. for paving the way to flipped classrooms. The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences organizes the Bammy Awards.

“It’s an honor to be included in a group that includes Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Sir Ken Robinson and Rafe Esquith,” said Bergmann.

“Jon and I accept this recognition on behalf of all the educators who are using flipped learning methods to engage students and, ultimately, re-think the way we approach instruction,” said Sams.

FlippedClass.com, the pair’s new venture, brings flipped learning training consultants to schools, districts, states and nations. The organization will also introduce two new flipped learning conferences in 2015: FlipCon Texas and FlipCon Middle East (Dubai). Bergmann and Sams have co-authored two books, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement.

For more information about the organization, visit www.FlippedClass.com. To learn more about the Bammy Awards, go to www.bammyawards.org.

About FlippedClass.com
FlippedClass.com delivers effective flipped learning training to schools, districts, associations, governments and organizations around the globe. Co-founders Jon Begrmann and Aaron Sams, along with a cadre of flipped learning experts, travel the world to share best practices for creating learner-centric classrooms that enable teachers to maximize their class time. Bergmann and Sams have co-authored two books on flipped learning topics. Former educators, Bergmann and Sams are commonly regarded as the flipped learning pioneers. For more information about FlippedClass.com training and upcoming flipped learning events, visit www.FlippedClass.com.

About the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences
The Academy is comprised of over 223 prominent education leaders. Members of the Academy include a profoundly eclectic cadre of persons involved in education, including Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; author and thought leader, Dan Pink; and the executive directors of NAESP, AASA, PTA, NASN, ASBO, ISTE, COSN and NASSP.

Media Contacts
• Khan Lowe, Director of Marketing, FlippedClass.com, media@flippedclass.com

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.