Flipped Learning Certification Level - I

RTOL7: Rapid Transition to Online Learning

A 12-Step Emergency Road Map | taught by 21 Blended Learning Master Practitioners

Course description

RTOL is an emergency roadmap for a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures. In this short program, we will walk you through a simple step-by-step guide to maintain your continuity of teaching and learning in a crisis.

The RTOL program is based on the Flipped Learning framework, a proven instructional model for remote learning that is used in over 50 countries. RTOL was developed using the best practices collected, peer-reviewed and defined, by 100 educator-delegates from 49 countries, under the guidance of the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences. 

This crash course is created with the help of 21 master teachers with deep experience in blended learning. It covers the 12 essential sectors that need to be considered in an emergency  transition to online learning:

  • A pedagogy for remote teaching
  • Communications 
  • Planning 
  • Individual assignments
  • Online group sessions 
  • Adapting Assessment
  • K-12 specific challenges
  • Online learning spaces 
  • IT Infrastructure 
  • Student feedback 
  • Evidence-based strategies
  • Just in time professional development 

Each section is tagged using the Global Elements of Effective Flipped Learning for further reference.

RTOL is a 12-step global roadmap developed for schools, districts, schools, and educators who need a proven guide and support system to rapidly transition to remote learning immediately. 

21 Blended Learning Master Practitioners
21 Blended Learning Master Practitioners

Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class model. Jon has helped support the worldwide adoption of Flipped Learning by working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon has coordinated or guided 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 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. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying them through story and humor. In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching. 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. In 2013, Jon received a 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Errol St.Clair Smith

Errol St.Clair Smith is the Director of Global Development at the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. Errol joined the education community in 2005, working closely with national education organizations on community outreach and professional development. Over the last decade, Errol led the development of community platforms for The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); the Association of Curriculum Developers (ASCD); the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Associations for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA), and the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO). Errol has received four Emmy nominations and an Emmy Award for public affairs programming. In 2017  he co-authored Flipped Learning 3.0 with Jon Bergmann. Errol is the architect and global project director of the RTOL program.

Reviews (23)

It matches our current situation perfectly.

by Radwan Almadrahi
I think the modules are very informative and beneficial for all stakeholders. I appreciate the reminder that the teacher-student relationship is focal for effective learning. I appreciate all of the tips and strategies shared for optimizing online education. Thank you for all of your support! Mr. Radwan Almadrahi Elementary Educator

Rapid transition is a good title because subject matter is well organized, concise.

by mirta alfonso
Text follows presentation. Easy to follow and to the point. A good reference as well.

Very Hwlpfulk

by Jane Mayall
Very informative and ispiring!!
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It matches our current situation perfectly.

by Radwan Almadrahi
I think the modules are very informative and beneficial for all stakeholders. I appreciate the reminder that the teacher-student relationship is focal for effective learning. I appreciate all of the tips and strategies shared for optimizing online education. Thank you for all of your support! Mr. Radwan Almadrahi Elementary Educator

Rapid transition is a good title because subject matter is well organized, concise.

by mirta alfonso
Text follows presentation. Easy to follow and to the point. A good reference as well.

Very Hwlpfulk

by Jane Mayall
Very informative and ispiring!!

by Zaiyong Tang

Great intro

by Holly Patterson
Don't be afraid. This course makes the flipped classroom accessible and something to embrace!

Easy to Follow, but Thorough

by Janice Holland
Superb - I give it the highest possible rating!!!

Rapid Transition to online learning

by Renae Young-McWhorter
I think this courses was much needed very informative.

by Gail Ertzgard

Great help in a time of need and transformational to boot.

by Chad Higgins
I appreciated the video so much. There are many great nuggets of wisdom, helpful examples, practical tools, and printable resources. Flipping my classroom online is going to jumpstart my journey to flipping the classroom inside the walls of the school as well. Thank you.

Unit 2

by Wayne Armstrong
Planning is even more important especially for the one on one or group sessions

by Ann Marie Weeks

Excellent Basics

by Emily Graham
I feel like my students will benefit so much more from their online learning over the next couple of weeks as I plan based on the strategies I've learned today. The content was clear and engaging. The presenter practiced what he taught. Highly recommend this snapshot for a foundation for distance education.

The title was aptly assigned

by Ellen Bannis
Information contained was excellent and an eye opener. Presenter went a little too fast at times as I think there is an assumed knowledge. On the whole, great course!


by Louise Ramsammy
Very helpful

Every District Should Enroll in This Course!

by Michelle Hall
As a Math Teacher and Future Administrator, I believe all school districts should be enrolled in this course because you can never predict the future! Who would've guessed schools would be shutdown nationwide due to the COVID-19 virus? I enjoyed every unit and thank you for allowing us to download content material.

Review of RTOL7

by Susan Dadddario
This self-paced course contained a lot of technological information that I am unfamiliar with, but also some that I currently utilize. I plan on referring back to each of the modules and continuously use this as guide as begin my remote online journey. I am excited to research the many online tools available to me as I improve my skills. Although the course presented a lot of information in a compressed time period, I look forward to this learning challenge and welcome the opportunity to share this experience with students.

A fantastic introduction to get started today.

by Miguel Ángel Jiménez León
I found it amazing to see how fast you can get started. The only limits are my fears.

ny own reflectionS

by Francesca Neiviller
Very interesting is how flipped classroom methodology really changes your teaching approach,because you move from teaching to learning, and above all learning by doing11 actually i feel like that i'm a still a learner nor a teacher as it has always been conceivedin traditional terms, i feel just that i'm little more expert than my students and i share wthis little experience with them ,actually we learn together mutually!!

by Kim Barchard

Intro to RTOL

by JP Lubbe
Really helpful and simple. Well done

by Maria Alvarez

Useful, fun and user-friendly

by Elena Garcia-Martin
Thank you for walking me through so many of the questions I had! I go into on-line teaching feeling much more comfortable and, actually, pretty excited about the possibilities!

First Look

by Martin White
Great resources, glad to have the check lists