This month, our featured Global Standards Project delegates are from Colombia and the United States of America
Carolina R. Buitrago, Bogota, Colombia
Linda Hochstetler, IN, USA
Global Standards Project Delegate, Carolina Buitrago, is a full time professor at Institucion Universitaria Colombo Americana- UNICA. She has 17 years of experience in education, and embraced Flipped Learning four and a half years ago. Aside from teaching, she has been a presenter at numerous conferences and workshops. Currently, she is co-authoring a book about the in-class flip method with Martha Ramirez, which is being published by FL Global Publishing.
Global Standards Project Delegate, Linda Hochstetler, comes to us with an elementary teacher’s perspective, teaching fifth grade at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, IN. Prior to becoming a teacher, Linda was in the medical profession, practicing medicine for 14 years. She found her passion for teaching after volunteering at her children’s school. “I have been flipping parts of my classes for several years now and absolutely love it. I feel it enables me to differentiate and I am able to work with my students 1:1 more easily. Because I individualize work for my students, having more time with them in the group space is critical.”
Why did you become a delegate?
Why did you become a delegate?
I thought [being a delegate] was a great opportunity. When I saw all the emails inviting teachers the world over to become delegates, I felt compelled to apply. It is my belief that we, university professors, need to participate in the revision and proposal of what should be considered standard practice in Flipped Learning. I have been flipping energetically for the past four years and I have tried to be very responsible and careful in designing pedagogically sound learning experiences. For that reason, when I found out there was going to be a project where we could suggest what we thought were best practices in Flipped Learning, I didn’t doubt it one second! I had to be a part of it!
I am passionate about flipped learning. I wanted to be a delegate to help spread the ideals of Flipped Learning. I would also like to continue to learn more excellent practices to incorporate into my own teaching. I am always trying new things to meet the needs of all of my students. Although I am flipping at my school, the majority of other teachers with whom I work look upon this practice as too arduous. I would love to be a part of a community of educators who research, learn, and determine standards by which we can continue to improve this modality of teaching and thereby help to encourage others to give it a try.
Susan is a FLGI Top 100 teacher, with over 20 years of teaching experience. She currently teaches 6th grade math at Creekside Middle School, and enjoys integrating technology into her 1:1 math class. She is currently leading the way for Flipped Learning at her building. Susan is Flipped Learning 3.0 Level -II Certified and a founding member of the FLGI International Faculty.
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