Flipped Learning Certification Level - I

Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification Level - I Master Class

Flipped Learning Global Initiative | taught by 40 Flipped Learning Master Practitioners

Course description

The new Flipped Learning Level-1 Master Class Certification replaces the “single-expert” model of teaching Flipped Learning to others. This completely redesigned course taps the experience of 40 Flipped Learning master practitioners from around the world.  In this course, you will learn from a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers, and education leaders, featured in this Flipped Learning Certification Program. This course will give you the fundamentals you need to successfully flip your classroom and the knowledge to avoid the biggest mistakes.  When you complete this course you will be Flipped Learning 3.0 Level - I Certified.


  1. Annual Subscription: 365 Days of Course Access / Level - I Certification Certificate and Badge / Automatic Access to Course Updates / Annually Updated Certification $99/year 
  2. One time payment: 90 Days of Course Access / Level - I Certification Certificate and Badge/ No Access to Course Updates $70

(See details on pricing options at the bottom of the page.)

40 Flipped Learning  Master Practitioners
40 Flipped Learning Master Practitioners

Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement. Jon is leading the worldwide adoption of Flipped Learning by working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon is coordinating or guiding Flipped Learning initiatives around the globe including China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, India, South America, and the United States. Jon is the author of thirteen books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom, which has been translated into 13 languages. He is the founder of the global RESCON conferences which are dynamic engaging events which inspire educators to transform their practice by reaching every student in every class every day. He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Jon is a master storyteller, captivating audiences around the globe. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying them through story and humor. Jon hosts a radio show, The Flip Side, He also has a popular YouTube Channel with over three million views. In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching; and in 2010, he was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. He serves on the advisory board for TED-Education. In 2013, was named one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential People of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Brock International Prize for Education and winner for the 2013 Bammy Award presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Darin Carr 

Darin Carr is the Leader of Pedagogy and Innovative Practice at St Columbas Catholic College, Sydney Australia. He has been flipping his senior Chemistry and Physics classes for 3 years and providing staff support and professional development for the past 2 years. He is Level 1 and 2 certified as well as being a certified Differentiated Specialist. He has presented his expertise in differentiating the group space at UNC Flipped Conference Colorado 2019 and is currently researching and producing flipped resources to enhance and support Flipped Learning initiatives around teaching study skills to students both at the secondary and higher level of learning.

Peter Santoro

Peter Santoro has been teaching High School Mathematics for 12 years. This is the fifth year he is “Flipping” and his third year with Flipped Mastery. Peter teaches two sections of Introductory Calculus, as well as one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes).Peter is a Founding Member of the FLGI International Faculty, and in June 2018 presented at ISTE on an FLGI Insanely Smart Panel with Jon Bergmann, Kathy Swanger and Terra Graves on the innovative use of class time.

Dr. Chaya Gopalan

Dr. Gopalan received her PhD in Physiology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Upon completing two years of postdoctoral training at Michigan State University, she began teaching at St. Louis Community College and later at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. At present, she is pursuing a robust teaching as well as a research career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her teaching is in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Gopalan has three well-funded research projects, one related to flipped learning, another one is in the field of brain sex dimorphism and yet another project is in the area of diet-induced obesity, intermittent fasting, and physical and mental fatigue.

Elise Burns

Elise is a high school physics teacher with nearly 30 years of teaching experience, mostly in northern New Jersey, USA. She started flipping in 2013, and has used this as a stepping stone to move to standards-based grading and a mastery classroom. She has presented at NSTA conferences as well as trained local teachers how to flip, create rubrics, and use PBL in the classroom.

Pepe Pereira

Pepe Pereira is a passionate, innovative educator. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and a Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Primary), at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. Pepe has been teaching in New Zealand primary schools since 2003 having taught at each year level, from New Entrants to Intermediate (5 -12-year-olds) and across all curriculum areas. An innovative and creative learner herself she has an interest in how Digital technology can be used to enhance the learning experiences and engagement of her students. Pepe enjoys working in multi-ethnic schools and exploring opportunities to engage her students. As Team Leader for the Intermediate (Year 7&8) level at St Anne’s Catholic School, Manurewa, NZ, she currently works alongside colleagues in a collaborative open-plan environment of up to 80 students, with a high ratio of digital devices. As part of her professional development in 2017, Pepe had the opportunity to attend FlipCon3.0 in Wellington, NZ. An authentic opportunity to utilize the Flipped Learning approach has ensured, student (and parent) ‘voice’, the effect of ‘accelerated progress’ of the learners, and the way Flipped Learning supports the ‘collaborative’ learning community, has confirmed the Flipped Learning model is firmly entrenched in the program. Pepe was acknowledged ACET status in 2018 (Advanced Classroom Expert Teacher).

Crystal Caton

Crystal is the current Head of Department of Mathematics at Caboolture SHS. She has also previously held positions leading Science and IT in other schools across Queensland. Crystal is passionate about improving the results of every student and being able to meaningfully incorporate technology into the classroom. She has been implementing flipped learning in her classrooms since early 2014 and has also utilized a flipped mastery model for the last 3 years. In the last year, she led the growth of flipped learning in her school across a range of subject areas.

Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban

Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at MEF University. She holds a BSc in Geology, MSc in TESOL, MA in Technology and Learning Design, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics. Being one of the drivers of Flipped Learning at MEF University, her role sees her: developing learner training support in Flip for students; providing professional development for instructors developing and teaching Flipped courses; and developing quality assurance parameters to ensure the successful implementation and continuation of Flipped Learning at MEF University. In June 2016, Dr. Fell Kurban was invited to head the inaugural fellows of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. In September 2016, she was named one of the top 100 Flipped Learning experts in the world and, in August 2017, she was named one of the top 40 Flipped Learning leaders in higher education worldwide. In February 2018, Caroline was invited to become a co-chair of the Flipped Learning Global Standards Project. Her book, The Flipped Approach to Higher Education: Designing Universities for Today's Knowledge Economies and Societies, co-authored with Professor Muhammed Şahin, was published in October 2016.

Lisa McCauley

Lisa McCauley is a 7th-grade math teacher at Viking Middle School, in Gurnee Il. Lisa has run a fully flipped mastery classroom for the last seven years. She is a Google Level 1 and Level 2 teacher and an Apple Teacher. Lisa was awarded Teacher of the Year for District 56 in 2015.  Lisa is passionate about personalized learning and can not see teaching any other way.  Lisa helped her prior sixth-grade team become one of the first full teams to be fully flipped and self-paced!  She wishes more teachers in her district would see the benefits in this approach and give it a try! In her free time, Lisa likes to bike, read, travel and play with her dog, Chief!

Steven Kolber

Steven Kolber is a High School English, History, Literacy and EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He presents on Instructional Video, Flipped Learning, Inclusion and educational research’s applications to teaching. He is the leader of #edureading, an academic reading group around key education topics and is deeply passionate about improving educational practices across the world.

Magnus Nohr

Magnus Nohr teaches ICT at Østfold University College, Department of Teacher Education and has a master's degree in ICT-supported learning. He is responsible for teaching the subject to ICT teachers - which is organized as a MOOC. He is dyslexic and uses active digital tools in his working day. He was one of the pioneers of Flipped Classroom in Norway and is responsible for the biggest Facebook group in Norway on the topic: https://www.facebook.com/groups/norflip/ He is known as a committed speaker and concerned with a good sharing culture with creative commons. He has over 900,000 views on his Norwegian teaching videos on his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/magnusnohr

Tania O’Brien

Tania O’Brien works at Bacchus Marsh Grammar, west of Melbourne as a science and senior biology teacher.  She studied a Biological Sciences degree majoring in Genetics and the History & Philosophy of Science before starting her teaching career.   Previously Head of Science at the school, further study of a Graduate Certificate in Student Assessment and Learning has led to focusing on increasing rigor in assessments and using the data from both formative and summative assessments to improve student achievement.  Currently, Tania is the Curriculum Coordinator and is responsible for supporting staff to improve assessment in secondary school, working on ways to improve student outcomes.  Tania has also worked as an external assessor and auditor in Biology. Tania is currently working on completing the Flipped Learning Differentiation Strategies Course.

Matt Eisley

Matt works with the students and staff of the South Williamsport Area School District, where he teaches chemistry and AP Chemistry and serves as the K-12 Science Department Chair.  He has served on various technology initiatives within the district and actively promotes the flipped learning methodology through implementation in his chemistry classes; outreach to and education of parents; and modeling, sharing, and collaborating with fellow staff members.  In addition to his 18 years as a high school teacher, Matt has also served for 9 years as an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology for courses including Fundamentals of Chemistry, Introduction to Forensic Science, and Information, Technology & Society.  Matt has received Flipped Learning Certification Levels I & II, as well as Flipped Learning Trainer - Level I certification. He earned a BS in Chemistry and a BSEd in Secondary Education (Chemistry) from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and a MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. His professional interests are in flipped learning implementation, inquiry-learning (specifically POGIL - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning), and digital laboratory simulations.

Deborah Rasmussen

Deborah Rasmussen is a Digital Learning Consultant at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY where she supports technology integration in the curriculum and the exploration of emerging learning technologies in and beyond the classroom. Prior to joining Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Deb had a full career as an RN, most recently as a System Clinical Educator where she initiated online and blended learning for clinicians. Deb holds a Master of Science Degree in Education, in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University and continues to explore design principles to effectively extend the classroom walls and enhance the face-to-face class time. In 2018, through her work as a founding member of FLGI’s International Faculty, leading global conversations and contributing to the first Training Standards for Flipped Learning, Deb was recognized as one of the top 50 Flipped Learning leaders in higher education worldwide. Impassioned by these global conversations, Deb initiated a Flipped Learning Community of Practice at Hobart & William Smith Colleges which continues to gain momentum. Deb has been invited to share her experience at seminars and conferences and has most recently been sought out at the Diocesan level to help Catechetical and Youth Leaders design learner-centered faith-based experiences, including the implementation of Flipped Learning.

Richard Rasmussen

Richard Rasmussen is the Youth and Pastoral Minister at Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca, NY. He holds a Master's in Divinity Degree from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, and an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Brockport. He has been in Youth and Pastoral ministry for the past 22 years with a focus on faith-based education and formation. Rich has served on multiple committees and organizations in youth ministry on local and national levels. He is a sought after trainer and workshop presenter on best practices, methods, and models in ministry with young people and families. For the past year, Rich has implemented flipped learning in his Family Based Religious Education Program and could not be more pleased with the results. Rich has a desire to help others in ministry use the Flipped Learning approach so they can make faith formation about both the head and the heart.

Sigrún Svafa Ólafsdóttir

Sigrún Svafa Ólafsdóttir was born in 1980 and brought up in the countryside in Iceland. She took education in Denmark and graduated in 2008 as an architect. At some point, she got the opportunity to get a job as a teacher in Keilir, which was intended to be a short term project. Subsequently, she started to love teaching and has been working in Keilir - academy as an adult education teacher since 2010. Since the summer of 2012, she has utilized the Flipped Learning model in her danish courses and has been seeking to improve her teaching methods. Currently, she is supporting co-workers and new teachers who are starting to flip their student classroom experience. It has been surprising for her how her architectural background has helped her to develop the teaching and she is constantly seeking new and better ways to help her students.

Casey Snyder

Casey Snyder is a history teacher in Wiggins, Colorado. He has been teaching for the past eight years but flipped his classroom in 2018. Casey’s expertise in the history field fueled his desire to engage every student that walked through his door, which is why he chose the Flipped Learning model. He achieved his Flipped Learning Level I and II certification in the summer of 2019.

Hassan Wilson

Hassan Wilson, current Assistant Head of Upper School and former Science Department Chair at Friend Seminary, is a long time “flipper.” He has experience with Mastery Flipped Learning and developed his own model integrating elements of SBG, Mastery, and Inquiry Learning, called Mastery Learning Cycles. His latest iteration required students to select “minors” and “majors”, which are selective units that students chose in order to investigate topics of interest. Hassan’s current challenge is to incorporate the scientific modeling approach with Flipped Learning.

Monica Roach

Monica Roach is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She has fourteen years of teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.  She holds endorsements in Special Education and Social Studies.  She has earned her Level I Flipped Learning Certification and is currently working on her Level II Certification.  Monica has recently accepted an Instructional Technology Specialist position at Birdneck Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.  Over the last ten years, she has taught special education classes, co-taught inclusion English and history classes, and taught World History I, World History II, Virginia/US History, and Sociology. She has successfully flipped her World History II classes for three years and enjoys the time it gives her to develop solid relationships with her students.  Monica has been nominated for Teacher of the Year twice since flipping her class, been “Tagged by the Superintendent” for her positive contributions to her school, and recognized as a Distinguished Teacher by the City of Virginia Beach.

Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University, Member of the Faculty of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and President of the Optical Society. Mazur is a prominent physicist known for his contributions in nanophotonics, an internationally recognized educational innovator, and a sought after speaker. In education, he is widely known for his work on Peer Instruction, an interactive teaching method aimed at engaging students in the classroom and beyond.

Dr. Raúl Santiago

Dr. Santiago received his Ph.D. in Educational Sciences from the University of Navarra. He is currently a professor in the Department of Didactics and School Organization at the University of La Rioja. He has been Director of the Multimedia Resources Area of the UR Foundation and Director of the Higher Language Center of the Public University of Navarra. He has participated as an advisor in national and European projects on ICT applications in education. He is author/co-author of more than 60 research articles and ten books.

Dr. Robert Talbert

Dr. Talbert is a Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University. He is the author of the book Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty (Stylus, 2017) and is a frequent workshop facilitator and keynote speaker on teaching and learning in the US and abroad. Robert spent the 2017-2018 academic year on sabbatical as scholar-in-residence with Steelcase Education, where he conducted research and outreach on active learning and active learning spaces. He writes about math, technology, education, and academic productivity at his website, rtalbert.org.

Dr. Catherine Snelling

Dr. Snelling is an Associate Professor and member of the Education Academy at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She is an internationally recognized leader in higher education, using a flipped learning approach in her university teaching and mentoring colleagues around the world to build their capabilities to use this innovative pedagogy. Catherine received a 2013 Australian Award for University Teaching, the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010 and 2017, and Australian Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2010 and 2017.

Richard Schwartzstein MD

Dr. Schwartzstein is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Schwartzstein is a pulmonary and critical care physician who has won multiple national teaching awards for his work with medical students. His research in medical education focuses on approaches to teaching critical thinking and the cognitive processes underlying decision-making.

Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang

Dr. Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is also Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the university. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1991. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 30 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He has also been the principal investigator of more than 100 research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology as well as Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, flipped learning, digital game-based learning, and artificial intelligence in education. He defined the term “seamless flipped learning” as “mobile technology-enhanced flipped classroom with effective learning strategies.” Since 2013, he has been in charge of a national mobile learning promotion program in Taiwan to assist high school teachers to develop teaching plans using mobile technologies. Flipped learning is one of the adopted learning strategies in the program.

Dr. Matthew W. Stoltzfus

Dr. Stoltzfus, or "Dr. Fus" to his students, is a Chemistry Lecturer and Digital First Faculty Fellow at The Ohio State University, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a contributing author on the 13th Edition of "Chemistry the Central Science." He continues to experiment with flipping his classroom, which is outlined on his course website www.drfus.com. His flipped class has also recently been featured by Apple, ESPN, and NPR.

Dr. Atef AbuHmaid AlShorman

Dr. AlShorman is an Associate Professor in educational technology. Atef is the dean assistant at the faculty of education/Hashemite University, Jordan and a former Dean of education at Middle East University. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Atef is the author of five books (four in Arabic and one in English). Atef is interested in areas of scholarly research such as e-Learning, Flipped Learning, and classroom technologies.

Heather Voran

Heather Voran has been an Education Specialist with the Region 16 Education Service Center for the last nine years. Prior to working for Region 16, Ms. Voran was a music teacher in the Canyon Independent School District. Ms. Voran earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Education, Instructional Technology from West Texas A & M University.

Kathy Swanger

Kathy Swanger is a life-long learner who has been in public education for thirty-four years.  She taught high school social studies for thirty years ranging from a drop-out prevention program to college prep.  Kathy then focused on her technology skillset and directed a digital media center for students in kindergarten through high school.  In addition to teaching students about technology, she also helped teachers integrate technology into their curriculums.  The next educational adventure for Kathy is to instruct the Teacher Academy program at Tri-Rivers Career Center, a career pathway for high school juniors and seniors who want to enter the profession of education.  She is a passionate educator who strives to keep the tried and true practices that work for students, while always looking for new and better ways to enhance student learning.  Kathy demands the best education for all students “because, good enough isn’t.”

Joanne Ward

Joanne Ward is an international school math teacher in Taipei, Taiwan. She started flipping her class in 2015 and has taught Foundations of Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. Joanne graduated from National Taiwan University with B.A and M.B.A degrees in Business Administration with a major in Technology/Information Management. She did her Teaching Assistantship for undergraduate Statistics and from there, saw the value of teacher creating instructional videos for students.
After Joanne chose to pursue her teaching career, she started taking short videos for her students and has received very positive feedback. This is her fourth year flipping her class and she looks forward to growing more in this area.

Jessica Washington

As a three year veteran of middle grades in Memphis, TN, Jessica has learned she lives for the awkward moments.  Her classroom features a culture centered around relationships but two years ago this culture was threatened.  The overwhelming job of covering the Tennessee state standards for science and social studies, while students used technology daily, forced Jessica into the unknown territory of Flipped Learning and she has not looked back.  During the summers of 2018 and 2019, she completed the Level 1 and Level 2 Flipped Learning Certifications and in the 2018-2019 school year, she was chosen by her school to participate in a two-year program for the State Personnel Development Grant for Tennessee.  She was also given the honor of being featured in the Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, highlighting her use of technology in the classroom.  Recently in the summer of 2019, Jessica had the opportunity to teach a workshop on Flipped Learning in the secondary classroom at the Lausanne Learning: Teach Tech Conference hosted at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Dena Leggett

Dr. Leggett began her career teaching Physical Chemistry at Lake Forest College. She spent a few years as a corporate trainer teaching classes on the chemistry of computer chip manufacturing. More recently, she has been teaching high school honors, AP, and IB chemistry and regularly taught general chemistry at Collin College. For the last three years, she has been teaching at Franklin High School in Franklin, TN. She scores the AP Chemistry exam each year, is on the Pre-AP Chemistry design team for College Board, and regularly consults for the National Math and Science Institute (www.nms.org). Dena earned her B.S. in chemistry at Northern Illinois University and her Ph.D. in chemistry at Wayne State University.

C. Harun Böke

C. Harun Böke has been teaching maths since 1999 in Turkey, North Cyprus, UAE and the UK. He started what would then be called as In-Class Flipping in 2012 and improved his implementation since then. He obtained his B.Sc. in Maths Education at METU and M.Sc. on Curriculum and Instruction at Hacettepe University last century, both in Turkey. He also earned his IBO-accredited IB DP Certificate in 2013 at Bethel University, Minnesota and his QTS in 2016 at NELTA, London. He has recently completed all the FLGI training, which, in turn, upgraded his approach to In-Class Flip Mastery.

Kristen Welsh

Kristen Welsh is an Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she has taught Russian language, literature, film, and culture since 2002. Having begun learning Russian as an undergraduate, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University. She began flipping her introductory Russian language courses in 2013 and now uses flipped learning approaches in her intermediate language courses, as well. She has presented her work on flipped learning at national meetings of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), at NYU, and on the HWS campus, where she is a member of the Flipped Learning Community of Practice. As part of her research on contemporary Russian-American writers, she is working on a book on novelist Olga Grushin.

Colleen Worton

Colleen Worton is a Mathematics Coordinator at a Senior High school in the Hunter Valley NSW Australia. She has been teaching for 20 years in a variety of schools both in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Colleen first started flipping the classroom as a teacher in 2016 after attending a conference. She quickly noticed a change in the results of the students as well as the resilience of our students to maintain the level of Mathematics of their choosing. Over the past 3 years, Colleen has led all Mathematics Teachers away from traditional teaching to be full-fledged flipped teachers. In 2019 she traveled to Colorado US to share her leadership experience at the Active Learning conference.

Angela Barnett

Angela Barnett is a graduate of National University in California with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Teaching.  She also holds supplementary authorizations in English and Social Studies.  She has over fifteen years of working in the field of education.  As an elementary teacher with 1:1 devices, she pursued her own personal professional development by participating in an EdTechTeam Teacher Leader technology program.  Angela currently teaches 3rd grade at a Title I TK - 6th-grade elementary school.  Before becoming an AVID site coordinator and district teacher induction mentor, she was the ELA/ELD and technology site lead.  Within the last year, Angela has been sharing her flipped learning knowledge and experience by presenting at conferences, such as the California League of Schools, CUE, and the California STEAM Symposium.  She has introduced flipping at the elementary level to teach the skills her students need to be successful in school and throughout their lives.

Dr. Jerry Overmyer

Dr. Jerry Overmyer has teaching experience in secondary and college mathematics and is currently a mathematics faculty member at Western Governors University. Jerry is a pioneer and expert in Flipped Learning.  He gives frequent presentations on Flipped Learning and was the creator and facilitator for the Flipped Learning Community - a 30,000+ member professional learning network for educators. He is the founder of the Flipped Learning Academy, which provides professional development for college faculty.

George P Sparks

George Sparks received his B.S. in Accounting & Business Management at Union College. He has worked for 24 years as a Volunteer Educational Developer in Dallas public schools, Mercy Street urban schools center, Melting Pot refugee center and Russian Seminaries. George is retired from Standard Oil Chemicals where he worked as Vice President in Strategy & Development, General Manager and Division Controller in the Plastics Division. He was a captain for the U.S. Air Force and is married with two children. George co-wrote Flipped Mastery: Bloom's Dream Comes True with Jon Bergmann in the April 2019 edition of FLR.

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Reviews (45)

A highly recommended course

by Elena Paola Galeano Enciso
The Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification- Level I surpassed my expectations, as Jon Bergman’s lessons are engaging, inspirational, and based on solid research. The course caters for teachers across disciplines and levels, and it takes you a step closer to being a world class flipped learning practitioner. I’m excited at all the new possibilities to explore in my classroom: flipped lessons, tech tools, video creation, flipped feedback, and projects.

Personal feedback

I loved the course, though it was sometimes a bit repetitive for me. I've learnt a lot and I think that flipping my classes is going to benefit my students a lot. I always complaint that I dind't have much time to make my students practice in class what they had just learnt. Flipped learning is the answer, and students appreciate it because they can see the results. My students are adults and are, most of them, pretty conscious of their progress and the teaching-learning process. Thanks for helping us.


by Cristina Zabka
I thought the course was very good. It challenges us to think about different ways to stimulate our students to learn better. And the flipped learning seems to be and interactive strategy that helps students to become longlife learners.
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A highly recommended course

by Elena Paola Galeano Enciso
The Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification- Level I surpassed my expectations, as Jon Bergman’s lessons are engaging, inspirational, and based on solid research. The course caters for teachers across disciplines and levels, and it takes you a step closer to being a world class flipped learning practitioner. I’m excited at all the new possibilities to explore in my classroom: flipped lessons, tech tools, video creation, flipped feedback, and projects.

Personal feedback

I loved the course, though it was sometimes a bit repetitive for me. I've learnt a lot and I think that flipping my classes is going to benefit my students a lot. I always complaint that I dind't have much time to make my students practice in class what they had just learnt. Flipped learning is the answer, and students appreciate it because they can see the results. My students are adults and are, most of them, pretty conscious of their progress and the teaching-learning process. Thanks for helping us.


by Cristina Zabka
I thought the course was very good. It challenges us to think about different ways to stimulate our students to learn better. And the flipped learning seems to be and interactive strategy that helps students to become longlife learners.


by Ogün İLTER
As a teacher of English as a foreign language, finding not enough time in class to master language skills as much as required has been very frustrating for me for years. The desire to find what is the best use of face to face time in class led me find the flipped learning. It was such an enlightment for me that I decided to realize an action research on designing a flipped class for my pharmacy students learning English for professional purposes, which has also been conducted as my PhD study. As a result of this interest, I encountered this certification course, which added much to my vision on flipped learning. The comprehensive consideration of topics handled within the course inspired me, led me to rethink what I have been doing as a flipped learning practitioner, made me a member of a larger community via global networking. This course added much to my teaching self; it transformed me. I am in pursuit of the other certification programs. Thank you Jon for your inspiring idea, for spreading the word!!!

Level 1

by Scott Gribbon
This course was extremely interesting and very user friendly. It really does focus your attention on how important the 'revolution' of flipped classroom is and will be. I like the fact that it does not shy away from telling us exactly how much hard work will be involved, but at the same time there is constant encouragement throughout. Jon is the perfect speaker/teacher/enthusiast to spark your interest in an exciting new direction in my career. There is a lot of information to take in, but I suppose it will only really begin to make sense once I begin flipping my lessons.

thank you note

by Mojdeh Shahnama
Hello this Course has been Educational for me. I hope I get the chance to register for other courses in the near future. unfortunately , I can not register for Level 2 because of raising cost of Us Dollar in Iran. Regards, Mojdeh Shahnnama PhD Candidate of TEFL

Great course!

I found this course really interesting and enriching. I am pretty sure I will apply many of the aspects I've learnt. Currently, I partially flip my classes but I will try to improve he strategies I've been using so far. Thank you!

Exactly what I needed

by Brendyn Hadfield
The course was perfectly paced, clear and to the point. It also offers many links or places to dive deeper in to specific content, plus many ideas. This course answered a lot of the burning questions I had been pondering and had been asking myself about how/what to change in my teaching. This provided me with a framework/foundation and validation to kick-start the new ways I want to transform how my students learn. I recommend it!

by Meribeth Hernandez
Reciban un cordial saludo Hoy es mi primer día, recién estoy comenzando el curso, los vídeos se pueden traducir al español? Gracias!!!


by Sheryl Haines
I wish I had done this at the time I flipped my classroom. It would have made some of the challenges a little easier. However what this course has done has confirmed I am on the right track, as well as providing me with new thoughts and ideas to go and try.

Flipped learning 3.0 Certification Level-I

by Jorge Ignacio Pintor Raya
Very interesting course. I have built on my previous knowledge and I think that now I can do better as a teacher within this framework. I have worked on PBL before, but now, I plan to record videos and dig into the Flip methodology to fully mix both (interrelated) approaches.

Recommend this whether your novice or experienced.

by Kevin Miller
The course was a good review of current practices in Flipped Learning. There is a lot of information and it just whets the appetite to study further. I am looking forward to completing the Level 2 course.

Final Review

by Sam Coppoletti
Super course-recommend to all my colleagues. Only problem was getting the registration at lesson unit 10 to work. Still showing only 99% complete.

Final Review

by Sam Coppoletti
Super course-recommend to all my colleagues. Only problem was getting the registration at lesson unit 10 to work. Still showing only 99% complete.

Loving the course but ...

by Matthew Jorgensen
Very insightful and comprehensive. However, for time poor teachers, the 15 second intro video gets old very quickly and with around 60 videos that start that way, that's 15 minutes of my life I'm not getting back. Intro at the start of each unit and 3 second intro for each video would be my feedback. Thanks - Matthew

Unit 1

by Michael Mildon
Great job explaining the why of flipping a classroom both with data and video evidence. I look forward to future lessons.

Amazing and Inspiring

by Lyza Welsh
I knew a little about Flipped Learning and watched colleagues rave about it but now after this course, I am definitely going to dive in and transform my classes. The instruction was very informative, well paced and insightful. Thank you

Excellent Overview of Flipped Learning

by Alexandre Frohlich
I did like the course. It provided a great overview of Flipped Learning with some very good ideas of how to implement and what to do in class. Going to work on the Level II ASAP.

by Derwin Kitch

My experience with Flipped Learning Certification Level - I

by Suan Chin Chew
I learned how to design and implement flipped learning for my module. Students were so engaged in their learning and they took ownership over their learning. I am so inspired by flipped learning that I want to learn more so that I can continue to improve the flipped learning experience for my students. Thank you Jon, you are truly an inspiration.


by Christopher Landry
I have read the books before I took the course, and I learned so much more and am much more prepared and successful in my class. Thanks so much!

Good work

by Barry Sponder
Interesting to see such a new initiative mature so quickly. Flipped Learning Certification Level - I is a good foundation for getting a fundamental understanding of the the flipping context and how to get the most out of it.

I'm Flipped on Flipping

by Gary Martinez
This was absolutely the best jump start to a movement that is transformation education from the inside out. Would strongly recommend this course to every teacher to inform, enlighten, and encourage you to flip your classroom.

by elisabetta marigo

Excellent course

by Silvia Vogel
The course puts flipped learning into context, giving you an excellent understanding of the benefits of a flipped approach to your teaching and learning. An inspiring and essential course to get you on your way to achieving better learning outcomes.

FL Cert. Level - 1

by Shaundra Davis
What an amazing course. I thought I was creating a "Flipped Classroom." The course offered great insight what I could improve my strategies and increase student engagement and build student-teacher relationship. The time and money was well spent. I cannot wait to put my ideas into process once school starts.

Very instructive

by Khalid FETHI
The program is very instructive, either for the newbies or experienced educators. I do recommend dedicating some time to learn, update, share and also fix some misconceptions about how to flip. I like the idea of keeping the videos active after the training because it can help us remain active learners.

Career Changing

by Beth Lamb
This course has totally transformed my digital pedagogy. Flipped learning answers the "and what ..." of having 1:1 devices and leveraging these to best possible learning outcomes. The course is self directed and models the flipped mastery method. The units make total sense and all lead towards thought provoking discussions for all staff. I have watched this course invigorate teachers and bring meaningful change to classrooms.

a must-do

by Stefania Morichetti
Simply awesome!!!

THE Best

by Dru Piersol
The FL Certification Level-1 course kept me engaged throughout and the information was spot on! Thank you! When I can save up some money, I look to register for the Training Level 1 to help me even more in my role as an Instructional Technology Coach. This has been THE best online course I have taken!

Well worth your time

by Elizabeth Akers
For teachers who do not know much about flipped classroom, this is a great program to complete.

Powerful introduction to Flipped Classroom Concept

by Karin Kreuter
Hi Jon! Thanks a lot for this great course. I am very grateful that I can take part and profit from your and other students experience! I got some different ideas, views and aspects like kaleidoskope. Its great and at the same time sometimes puzzling. I took a lot of notes during your videos and it looks scattered like notes usually look like. Maybe a check list per unit or a sketchnote could be helpful, too. You concluded the course with your statement :" You spent a lot of time in this course staring at me!" I appreciate your humor :). Sincerely, Karin (Hamburg, Germany)

Flipped Teacher from Overseas

by Laura Cimetta
Clear, to the point and motivating. Thanks

Thank you

by Paul Hughes
I found the course easy to connect with in it online format. It allowed me work through some of the misconceptions that I had heard in comparison to the best practice that was described throughout the certification. It will support the work I do with my students but also with the staff who through flipping their classrooms they will be able ensure they are addressing each individual student's needs which is the sole purpose the teaching profession exists. Thanks again

Not just for beginners

by Michael Szczepanik
I really enjoyed this course, but what surprised me is that even as a 10+ year flipper, I learned a lot. Can't wait for Level 2

Very useful and intriguing course

by Margherita Vitale
It's a well done course, with lots of suggestions and practical examples. In addition, I found the theoretical principles on which it is based, and this is of the utmost importance. Jon is friendly and simple to understand in his lessons, even for a stranger like me. Very Good!

Fantatsic Course

by Ryan O'Neill
This course has improved my understanding and knowledge of Flipped Learning. I am now ready and inspired to take the next step in the classroom and develop my understandings and practices further.

Awesome experience

by Gema Jiménez
Thanks for teaching me, for completing my knowledge about FP and for sharing with me this awesome way to teach.

Flipped learning to engage learners.

by Domingo Chica Pardo
This course has given me the chance to learn more strategies in relation to the model's foundations and the different perspectives around it. I truly agree with the idea that the flipped classroom model generates more time in the classroom. It's up to us to get the most of it.

Flipped classroom certification

by Jonathan Ma
It will take an effort to build up a flipped classroom for grade 9 to 12. However, Mr. Bergmann taught me how to do it! I am truly thankful to have a chance to listen to him in person in FlipCon in Taipei. It was a wonderful experience and now I have taken the Certification Level-1 course to find out all the nitty-gritty of flipped classroom. I like the concise and factual nature of his videos. But, most importantly, the sincerity of his enthusiasm. This is a great course and I would recommend to my colleagues!

Flipped Learning Certification

by Jessica Farrugia
The course was great and covered all aspects of concern for a person taking the steps towards implementing a flipped learning approach in their classroom. Thank you Jon for all of your helpful tips and advice and I look forward to flipping my classes and moving on to learn about the mastery techniques in certificate two!

Very Good

by Héctor Pino Concepción
Great course! Only one activity doesn´t marked as ended, but I did it Héctor Pino

The FL Course

by Hjalmar Arnason
This is far the best way for educators to learn about the FC/FL process. Not only the philosophy behind it, but not less the pracitalities. Thansk to Jon for creating this and making our access to the FL easier.

Flipped Learning Certification Level 1

by Amy Shipley
Great course for a newbie at flipped learning. Great refresher for those of us who've already embraced it!

Tiziana Saponaro

by Tiziana Saponaro
Loved it