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Moving on to a new Phase – Time for a Change

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Dear Loyal Flipped Classroom Workshop Readers, and New Visitors!

Thank you so much for supporting this site over the years! I am so grateful for the thousands of readers who visit each month (we averaged nearly 10,000 unique visitors a month in 2016!). I hope the articles have been very helpful as you explore, or expand on, your flipped learning practice.

I’ve also throughly enjoyed teaching several online workshops each year, using this site as the host site for much of that training. After 5 years and a dozen or so workshops, enjoyed by about 150 educators, I have decided to discontinue the offering. I just don’t have the time to continue running them (I also wear a lot of other hats – CIO at The College of Westchester, teacher, running EmergingEdTech.com, writer for University Business, and more).

If you came here to learn about workshop options, don’t fret, there are more of them becoming available from other sources each year, as flipped learning continues to grow worldwide! For example, the Flipped Learning Network (flippedlearning.org) will be running the free “#openflip” workshop again soon, and Jon Bergmann is running some paid offerings through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (flglobal.org).

Speaking of the Flipped Learning Network, some of you are aware that in the summer of 2016, I accepted the role of Community Administrator for “the FLN” (as we often refer to it). The “FLN” is the original non-profit online community for educators utilizing or interested in learning more about the flipped classroom and flipped learning practices. Initiated in 2012 by widely recognized pioneers including Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams, April Gudenrath, Kristin Daniels,Troy Cockrum, Brian Bennett and others, the FLN revised its mission in 2016 to focus more directly on being the online hub where educators across the world can share and access resources, tips, tools, and more.

Working with the evolving FLN has been fun so far, and the excitement is building as we get rolling in 2017 with numerous new endeavors. Devoting my time to this new role has made it rather impractical to continue to devote attention to this site here, so I don’t think I’ll be publishing new content here for the foreseeable future. I’ll leave the site up, but I certainly encourage readers to come on over the flippedlearning.org and see what we have going on, such as …

  • Blog posts from educators all across the world (sign up here).
  • Contribute your own original blog posts! We’d love to have them!
  • Join our Slack community, where educators from across the world share ideas, resources, and more
  • Watch for more Flipped Educator Spotlight video interviews
  • Keep an eye out for the upcoming “Ask the FLN” podcast (the first one should be done before the end of the month!)
  • We’re also intending to start a Book Club next month
  • We’ve begun working on a quarterly newsletter as well

So as you can see, we’re working hard to be a world class hub for all things flipped!

Naturally, I encourage all of the blog post subscribers who have been getting my blog posts from this site to head over to the Flipped Learning Network and sign up (we publish much more frequently than I was able to here).

Thanks again everyone, see you over at FlippedLearning.org, as well as at EmergingEdTech.com, and on the many social media channels were I share content every day!

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3 Comments

  • Congratulations on a job well done. You are doing an amazing job at FLN but it is hard to leave our “babies” behind. Thanks for all you do.

  • Thanks Matt! It’s been great getting to know passionate teachers like yourself over at the FLN and I’m really psyched about all the fun things we’ve got brewing as we head into 2017! You’re absolutely right though, it is really hard to walk away from creative efforts like this one, and all the awesome educators that have read, commented, taken the workshops, etc. I sure hope many of you will head over to flippedlearning.org and join me and the growing flipped learning community there!

  • Congratulations and best wishes! I guess this means that that PDF you offered is no longer available?
    Thanks.

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