International Train-the-Trainer Program Launched for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative moves to strengthen the quality of Flipped Learning instruction with new trainer certification program

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders announced the Flipped Learning Level – I Trainer Certification program.  The new “train-the-trainer” course and certification program was developed to give support to the myriad flipped classroom training programs currently delivered in countries from Italy to Spain, Singapore, Japan, Australia, China, Iceland, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Korea, Canada, Taiwan, the UK and the United States. The aim is to ensure that Flipped Learning trainers around the world have access to the most current global research, global best practices and proven technology.

“The train-the-trainer program is the first of its kind. It combines the latest Flipped Learning 3.0 insights, with best practices gleaned from over a decade of delivering flipped training workshops in various subjects, academic levels, countries and languages around the world,” said Jon Bergmann, Flipped Learning pioneer and Chief Academic Officer for the Flipped Learning Global Initiative. “Our goal is to nurture world-class Flipped Learning trainers, and we are excited about this first step.”

The program includes:

  • Common Terms and Images
  • How To Share Why Flipped Learning Works
  • Fundamentals of Flipped 3.0 | The New Era of Flipped Learning
  • Flipped Learning Research Summary
  • Andragogy versus Pedagogy
  • The 20-Minute Rule
  • Demeanor
  • Listening
  • The Best Ways to Explain….
  • Training Exercises That Work
  • Spacing Retrievals
  • Making Your Presentations Awesome
  • Knowing Your Audience
  • How to Start Strong / Finish Strong
  • Technology Challenges and Solutions
  • Tying It All Together
  • What Should You Do in a Flipped Workshop?
  • Flipped Class Lesson Plan Template
  • Thinking Through the Learning Space
  • How to Prepare Yourself for a Workshop
  • Becoming an Expert Outside of Your Wheelhouse
  • How to Work with Various Sized Groups
  • Change Theory
  • The Three P’s
  • Being a World-Class Flipped Learning Trainer

Candidates for the Program

This program is for teachers who have been promoted to Flipped Learning trainers or instructional coaches. The program is also for those who want to start sharing Flipped Learning with peers in a more structured format. This course is for those who have already been conducting training in Flipped Learning and want to update their skills with the latest Flipped Learning 3.0 insights and global best practices. Finally the program is for highly experienced Flipped Learning trainers who want to validate their skills with the International Flipped Learning Certification.

The beta version has been launched and is currently available to the public for preview at

About the Flipped Learning Global Initiative

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative, (FLGI), was created to support the rapidly expanding adoption of flipped learning all over the world in countries such as China, Taiwan, Spain, UAE, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, India and the United States. FLGI aims to fill the growing global need for collaboration across borders in three domains: evolving best practices in Flipped Learning, research curation and distribution, and technology selection and implementation.

FLGI launched with 30 mission partners, including MT Groupo in Spain, TES Global in the United Kingdom, IWBNet in Australia and New Zealand, iSchool in China and Taiwan, Udemy, BAM Education Radio Network in the United States, and a cadre of Flipped Learning research experts.

FLGI will serve as a global hub for coordinating, orchestrating and scaling the key elements required to successfully expand Flipped Learning.

For more information contact: Errol St.Clair Smith, Director of Global Development at 949-677-7381 or go to


Ed Tech Thought Leader LeiLani Cauthen Publishes The Consumerization of Learning

The new book, written for every stakeholder in education, is a guide to the digital transformation of learning in the age of experience

(Sacramento, CA) June 7, 2017 – According to author LeiLani Cauthen, it is time for K-12 educators to go “all-in” on their digital transitions and realize their true end-points. Cauthen’s new book, The Consumerization of Learning, is written with every administrator, teacher, parent, and education industry professional in mind. Containing studied critiques and survival strategies, the book takes readers on a deep dive into the digital disruption of the way leaders lead education. Building chapter by chapter, the book highlights “consumerization” as the act of making something desirable and consumable by the individual.

Educators like to think of this shift in learning as personalization using software that makes lessons intuitive and highly adaptive for each learner, but Cauthen challenges all leaders and instructors to view the end game and plan for a new reality. “If schools fully discover and adapt to consumerization’s ingenuity,” she writes, “it has the power to give back time that can now be turned to attention on students, to create more hands-on learning activities, and to guide students in the fullness of a digital learning experience.”

Consumerized learning is also an alternate delivery mechanism that has the potential to disintermediate on cost, immediacy, and effectiveness. Cauthen believes it’s time for schools to take advantage of this shift and cooperate with publishers to transform education.

“LeiLani has been asking essential questions as she investigates the educational system across the United States,” said Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, 2016 NCCE Outstanding Technology Educator and Microsoft Innovative Education Expert. “In approaching trends and gaps from a business lens, she is able to highlight areas that may seem obvious after she points them out but may have gone largely unnoticed or unconsidered from an education-focused lens. In three years of knowing LeiLani, I’ve gained new insight and perspective shifts, learned about broader trends, gaps, and predictions for future movement in digital content and strategy, and been able to fit together puzzle pieces I didn’t know I was missing before. She has a forward-thinking vision for the future of education, paradigm shifts, and organizational shifts—all with students at the center.”

At the end of the book, Cauthen does something unusual as a way to view her suppositions and theories concerning the future of education: she tells a fictional story about the future to illustrate where things can go for students, teachers, and schools. Meanwhile, Cauthen continues to travel throughout the country, leading discussions and keynoting on the transition of education to digital curriculum.

The Consumerization of Learning is available on Amazon or wherever fine books are sold.

About the Learning Counsel

The Learning Counsel is a research institute and news media hub focused on providing context for the shift in education to digital curriculum. The Learning Counsel’s membership is comprised of over 215,000 executive-rank educators. The Learning Counsel is also the home of, the first special-interest-free and grass-roots social media hub for education with functions for students, teachers, schools, and publishers. For more information, visit