Jon Bergmann is a pioneer of the Flipped Class movement, Chief Learning Officer of FlippedClass.com, and co-founder of The Flipped Learning Network. He co-wrote the books, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement. Throughout Jon's twenty-four years as a high school science teacher, he guided his teaching with one overriding concern: what is the best use of face-to-face class time? As a result of Jon's innovation and tenacity, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. He co-founded The Flipped Learning Network™ ( FlippedLearning.org ), a nonprofit organization which provides teachers with the resources needed to implement flipped learning. Jon also serves on the advisory board of TED Education as well as hosts "The Flip Side," a radio show ( podcasts available on iTunes ) that tells the stories of Flipped Educators. He is the father of three and is happily married to the love of his life.
Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000 and is currently the Managing Director of FlippedClass.com, co-founder of The Flipped Learning Network, and is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and was a Chemistry teacher in Woodland Park, CO and in Hacienda Heights, CA. Aaron also served as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. Aaron co-authored Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on educational uses of screencasts and The Flipped Classroom concept. He advocates inquiry-based and student centered learning environments in which students are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding in ways that are meaningful to them. With experience in public, private, and home schools in both face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments, Aaron brings a unique educational perspective to any audience. He is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. both from Biola University.