Jon Bergmann is a pioneer in the flipped classroom movement. Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.”
Jon 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. Today Jon is dedicated to writing, speaking and otherwise promoting the flipped classroom concept. Jon is the author of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Jon helped found the Flipped Learning Network, a non-profit organization which provides resources and research about flipped learning.
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. He was one of Tech & Learning’s 10 Most Influential of 2013. In 2014 he, along with Aaron Sams, are nominees for the Brock International Prize for Education.
Jennifer Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 neighborhood Chicago Public Schools.
As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Chicago Public School's 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, she has been exploring ways to redefine education through effective technology use.
In 2012, she co-created PLAYDATE, a new conference concept encouraging hands-on teacher exploration. As a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, she also helped to co-found the GA Teachers for Tomorrow annual conferences. More recently, Jennifer was honored to be named a White House Champion of Change as a Connected Educator as well as being named #17 of 100 Top Experts in #eLearning and #EdTech.
Jennie was also named Chicago Public School Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was a finalist for the BAMMY Award Innovator of the Year in 2012 and 2014.