Think Bigger: Advanced Flipped Learning Resources

Special / August 24, 2020
– The List –

The global surge in demand along with the high-stakes climate of hybrid teaching is revealing a need for masters of Flipped Learning, not just “practitioners.”

By “masters” we mean Flipped Learning teachers, professors, instructional designers, instructional coaches, professional development facilitators, and directors of teaching and learning who:

          • have a solid working knowledge of the global best practices of effective Flipped Learning 3.0.
          • know how to troubleshoot and support the practices of teachers and schools who are new to Flipped Learning based on a proven framework.
          • have a growth mindset and are prepared to evolve in real-time with schools that are “piloting” Flipped Learning as their needs evolve.

We’ve compiled a list of resources for educators who are ready to think bigger about Flipped Learning and its possibilities in (and outside of) their classrooms. The resources are those who aspire to up-skill and master the most current and evolving elements of the craft of Flipped Learning.


Three groups

The list is divided into three groups:

        • Free Resources
        • Advanced Resources
        • Customized Resources

Free resources


Flipped Learning is now over 10 years old. What has changed since the first teacher flipped a classroom? Do you know? How well have you kept up? How do your Flipped Learning skills compare to other Flipped Learning teachers and professors around the world? Run through a quick 10-question checklist and get your Flipped Learning Competency Score in 30 seconds.

We are seeing an explosion of advanced Flipped Learning teaching strategies that include things like innovative combinations of mastery learning, gamification, and artificial intelligence to the discovery of the essential details that create more effective flipped classrooms. How up-to-speed are you on the most advanced Flipped Learning strategies? How do your advanced Flipped Learning skills compare to other Flipped Learning teachers and professors around the world? Run through the new 10-question checklist and get your Advanced Flipped Learning Skills Score in 30 seconds.

A free invaluable and thorough course to help you navigate the overwhelming list of tech options for Flipped Learning. Nothing can kill a Flipped Learning program more quickly than the selection of expensive, complex technology that is poorly suited to Flipped Learning. Education technology graveyards are littered with the remains of tools, programs, and gizmos that teachers couldn’t or wouldn’t use. If teachers, administrators, IT staff and school districts had only known how to identify the best and simplest technologies for Flipped Learning. Now they can.

An internationally-proven roadmap to Flipped Learning mastery. The tool makes it easier to learn and master the essential best practices for Flipped Learning compiled by 100 delegates in 49 countries at the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences (AALAS). The GEEFL divides the core AALAS framework into 12 color-coded sectors. Each sector on the color wheel relates to the relevant family of best practices. Each best practice is called an “element” and has a unique symbol. The element descriptions help mark a clear path to developing mastery of Flipped Learning.

Join one of the oldest Flipped Learning online communities. Connect with Flipped Learning teachers and professors with over a decade of experience in Flipped Learning and join topic and subject-specific support groups.


Where Flipped Learning educators from across the globe are invited to share an insight, a teaching strategy, or an invaluable lesson they learned during the rapid transition to online learning. Their challenge is to do it in just three minutes.

The Peers and Colleagues Program was created to give FLGI Ambassadors an easy and simple way to share your excitement about Flipped Learning through your Facebook pages, Twitter, blog, personal website, or email. The obvious benefit comes from being surrounded by more educators and administrators who understand, value, and support your Flipped Learning practice. But it also rewards those who take the extra effort to help support the spread of Flipped Learning. The cash reward is a perfect way to offset the hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses 94 percent of U.S teachers routinely spend on uncompensated classroom supplies.

The 3.0 Exchange is the place where Flipped Learning educators can find and share certified lesson plans, group-space activities, resources, and tech tools that meet AALAS global standards. All resources on The Exchange are provided by FLGI certified educators from pre-k to higher education. Any educator can find and download resources from The Exchange, but only current FLGI certified educators can post free or paid resources on the site.


Advanced Flipped Learning resources


The newly updated 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 and includes an enhanced section on teaching remotely. 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 onsite and online, and the knowledge to avoid the biggest mistakes. When you complete this course, you will be Flipped Learning 3.0 Level – I Certified. FLGI Flipped Learning 3.0 Level-I and Level-II Certifications are internationally recognized and university accredited in 30 countries.

The Flipped Learning Level – II Master Class Certification answers one the most challenging questions in a flipped classroom: What are the most effective, riveting, and innovative ways to use class time with students? This course is a master class in group space management and active learning. You will learn how to confidently move your classroom beyond entry-level Flipped Learning strategies as you explore powerful, proven, “next” practices in active learning. These strategies include: Flipped Mastery, Gamification, In-Class Flip Innovations, Reimagined Learning Spaces, the Reimagined Student/Teacher Relationship, First Person Narrative, Project Based Learning, Socratic Seminars, Peer Instruction, Genius Hour, and practical insights from the latest global research on group space instruction. You’ll complete this master class with a greater command of your group space instruction, a list of new ideas to ignite your class time with students, and a Flipped Learning Level II Certification to add to your professional resume. FLGI Flipped Learning 3.0 Level-I and Level-II Certifications are internationally recognized and university accredited in 30 countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated interest in Flipped Learning among university and college professors, and higher education centers for teaching and learning. In 2018, a cohort of 100 experienced Flipped Learning educators from 49 countries collaborated to identify best practices. They defined 187 elements of effective Flipped Learning. The Flipped Learning 3.0 Higher Education Certification course is based on the most up-to-date research and best practices. It’s full of practical strategies that you can implement immediately. In this course, you will join a cadre of 25 of the most experienced higher education pioneers, early adopters, master teachers, researchers, instructional designers, and Flipped Learning practitioners in the world, for a walk on the leading edge of active learning. You’ll quickly get the fundamentals and learn to avoid the biggest mistakes. Hear and learn from Dr. Eric Mazur, Dr. Raúl Santiago, Dr. Caroline Fell Kurban, Dr. Robert Talbert, Robyn Brinks-Lockwood and leave with your Flipped Learning 3.0 Higher Ed Level – I Certification.

This course was created to solve the biggest problems faced by teachers as they prepare to flip: An adequate picture of what a flipped class looks like, strategies to use planning time efficiently, and simple workflows to actually flip your classroom. This course is a master class on effective planning strategies in the flipped classroom. You will learn how to plan in ways that are simple and effective. The course contains 10 class tours of flipped classes and many downloadable templates you can use to speed up your planning and accelerate your adoption of Flipped Learning. Most importantly, you will learn from some of the most experienced and accomplished pioneers, master teachers, researchers, instructional designers, and Flipped Learning practitioners in the world. Join Jon Bergmann, along with a cadre of twelve others including Dr. Caroline Fell-Kurban (Turkey), Mareika McLaughlin (USA), Laura Cimetta (Italy), Scott Osborne (USA), Joanne Ward (Taiwan), Sara Lambert (New Zealand), Carolina Buitrago (Columbia), Stephanie Quarato (USA), Peter Groom (Taiwan), Ryan Gill (Australia), Pete Whiting (Australia), and Jake Habegger (USA).

The Flipped Learning 3.0 Differentiation Certification was created to solve one of the biggest challenges teachers face. How do I give the right instruction at the right time to every student in a class of 20, 30, or more? This course is a master class on effective differentiation strategies in the flipped classroom. You will learn why differentiation is so hard, why most teachers fail to differentiate instruction, and how to differentiate successfully with proven strategies made possible through Flipped Learning. You’ll learn how to successfully differentiate your instruction in general differentiation meta-strategies, differentiation in the individual space, differentiation in the group space, and differentiating assessments. Join Jon Bergmann, along with a cadre of 16 differentiation masters, including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Dr. James (Jim) Delisle, Martha Ramirez, Lynne Greathouse, Dan Welty, Tom White, Susan White, Peter Santoro, Ann Yenne, Rob Boriskin, Lisa Westman, Paul Mills, Steve Griffiths, Stephen Crapnell, Jenny Leung, and Birgit A. Jensen. You’ll complete this master class with the confidence to differentiate in classes of various student sizes and diverse academic competencies. You’ll also earn the Flipped Learning 3.0 Differentiation Specialist Certification to add to your professional resume.

The Flipped Learning 3.0 Master Class Facilitator Certification, is based on the most current Flipped Learning professional development best practices defined by the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences. The best practices were developed by 100 Flipped Learning delegates from 49 countries. The facilitator certification program is part of the new Master Class Professional Learning System.  The system replaces the “single-expert” model of flipped learning training. In this course, you will learn how to use the Master Class system to bring 20 to 30 of the world’s most experienced Flipped Learning masters into every workshop you facilitate. To become an FLGI Certified Master Class Facilitator, you’ll need to agree to operate within the system and sign a Master Class Facilitator agreement. To qualify for the program, you’ll need to have completed Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification Level – I and Level – II.

      • Flipped Mastery Learning Certification:

Mastery-Based Learning has been around for a long time. It has proven to be a very effective learning methodology. In this short course, you will learn a step-by-step plan to get you ready to fully implement a mastery/competency-based classroom. (Coming September 2020)



      • GEEFL Application Mastery Certification:

The Global Elements of Effective Flipped Learning Application Mastery Certification is a deep dive into an internationally-proven roadmap to Effective Flipped Learning. This course is developed to show you how to infuse the best practices throughout the four critical stages on your journey toward mastering Flipped Learning.


                • Lesson planning, course planning, and transitioning a school to Flipped Learning
                • Evaluating your practice, your staff’s practice, or evaluating a school’s Flipped Learning program
                • Defining specific areas for improvement or enhancement
                • Troubleshooting when a Flipped Learning lesson, course, or program is failing

The GEEFL Certification course is intended to provide the critical next-level support to teachers, university professors, schools, and school systems that rapidly adopted Flipped Learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Coming October 2020)

Customized resources

Four universities have joined an initiative to deliver Flipped Learning professional development based on the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences (AALAS) Global Standards. The universities are the core of the Certified Master Class Professional Learning Provider Network. The network was formed to ensure that educators, school districts, and universities who are new to Flipped Learning, receive the highest professional learning experience, grounded in the essential best practices compiled by AALAS’s 100 delegates in 49 countries.

These FLGI university-partnerships enable educators, schools, school districts, and universities to get customized professional learning that:

      • Involves a higher education level of rigor and commitment to standards.
      • Meets the most current and emerging global best practices for Flipped Learning.
      • Uses globally proven, peer-reviewed course materials.
      • Employs the highly-effective model of team teaching Flipped Learning with 37-45 experienced practitioners.
      • Uses experiential learning through a proprietary roadmap called the Flipped Learning Best Practices Experience
      • Includes a framework for diagnostic and remedial Flipped Learning based on global best practices

Certified Master Class Professional Learning Provider Network makes the same world-class Flipped Learning professional development accessible to all educators across the United States, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.



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