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Flipped Learning Network Opens Registration for Virtual FlipCon 2015

Registration open for onsite, virtual event designed to support educators of all skill levels as they improve student outcomes through Flipped Learning

Lake Forest, Ill. (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

To enhance the experience for attendees and make flipped learning resources more accessible for educators across the United States and worldwide, the Flipped Learning Network™ will hold its 8th Annual Flipped Conference (FlipCon 2015) virtually July 14-15 and onsite July 13-15 in East Lansing, Michigan. As the conference continues to grow, it will continue to address K-12 topics and incorporate an increased higher education focus.

Designed for both emerging and established flipped educators, Virtual FlipCon 2015 encompasses 10 featured speaker sessions and 14 concurrent sessions. Virtual attendees will have exclusive access to two virtual-only sessions and two conference keynotes. All of the virtual conference sessions and applicable pre-session work will be available to Virtual FlipCon 2015 attendees through December 2015.

Keynote speakers include Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, pioneers of Flipped Learning, and Paul Andersen, 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year and finalist for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. Andersen is currently taking a two-year sabbatical from Bozeman High School in Montana and serves as vice-chair on the Montana Board of Public Education.

Sessions cover topics applicable to educators with a range of experience in flipping their classroom, including:

  •     New to Flipped Learning
  •     Tools & Skills of the Trade
  •     Beyond the Flipped Classroom
  •     Leadership, Professional Development, Workplace Training
  •     Flipped in Higher Education and Teacher Education
  •     Research on Flipped Learning

Registration fees for Virtual FlipCon 2015 vary, and generous group rates are available. Members of the media are invited to attend the virtual or onsite events at no cost. For information and to register for the event, visithttp://www.flippedlearning.org/flipcon15.

About Flipped Learning Network
The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ (FLN) is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of FLN are to 1) Serve as the hub connecting educators engaged in Flipped Learning; 2) Facilitate and collaborate on research relevant to Flipped Learning; and 3) Provide access to professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning. To learn more, visithttp://www.flippedlearning.org.

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EDSBY ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

– New capabilities enable single sign on and more for K-12 schools and districts using the popular Edsby and Microsoft cloud-based solutions –

ONTARIO, Canada (June 9, 2015) – Edsby®, developers of an innovative learning management system built for K-12 school districts that engages teachers, parents and students using modern technologies, now integrates with Microsoft Office 365.

“Using Microsoft Office in the classroom provides students with the tried and tested tools they need to help be successful today and in the future,” said Marc Seaman, VP of Education with Microsoft Canada. “This is just one example of Microsoft’s commitment to helping our youth and educators do more and achieve more.”

One aspect of the integration is in the area of single sign-on support. Edsby users can now authenticate via Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and the OAuth2 protocol. This enables a convenient one-click login for Edsby users already authenticated with Office 365.

“Many of our K-12 education customers are moving to the cloud for more and more of their operations and are using Microsoft Azure and Office 365-based platforms as a strategic part of this move,” said John Myers, President of Edsby. “We’re delighted to have Edsby closely integrated with these key Microsoft technologies and the exciting benefits this brings to the educators and students at organizations using Edsby.”

In addition, this new integration enables Edsby users to select documents from their Microsoft OneDrive file store as teachers and students collaborate within Edsby classes and groups and as students submit work digitally to teachers for assessment.

For more information on Edsby, visit http://edsby.com/.

About Edsby
Edsby is a modern, purpose-built Learning Management System (LMS) for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents using the technologies that have become pervasive in people’s lives. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.

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