Flipped Learning is a framework that enables educators to reach every student. The Flipped approach inverts the traditional classroom model by introducing course concepts before class, allowing educators to use class time to guide each student through active, practical, innovative applications of the course principles.
In February 2018, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative adopted the first version of the International Flipped Learning Training Standards. In March, the first 20 K-12 schools and universities around the world signed on to adopt the International Training Standards v.1.0 and agreed to collaborate on developing a global framework for Flipped Learning teachers, administrators, and students. These pioneering were the first generation of Flipped Learning model schools leading the way to the future of Flipped Learning, The list includes:
The Top 5%
In November of 2018, the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences adopted the updated Global Standards for Flipped Learning. These new guidelines for effective flipped learning were developed by an international cohort of 100 flipped learning practitioners in 49 countries. FLGI immediately adopted the guidelines and updated all professional development programs to align with the new AALAS Global Standards. FLGI then organized the “ivy league” of original founders and pioneers of Flipped Learning around the globe, into a professional development alliance. The goal of the Flipped Learning Alliance is to establish and support a network of model schools that will be in the top 5 percent of active learning schools in the world.
Flipped Learning Ivy Schools
In February 2019, FLGI partnered with UDN in Taiwan, Ohio Valley University in the USA, Fundacion Universidad De La Rioja | in Spain, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, NSW | Education Standards Authority, in Australia, MEF University in Turkey, and the European Initiative for Education to launch the Flipped Learning Ivy Schools program. FLGI Ivy Schools complete a comprehensive and internationally accredited PD program developed in association with the most distinguished Flipped Learning practitioners in the world.
To become a Flipped Learning Ivy School, candidates need to apply and be accepted into the program. Once accepted The candidates agree to:
— Adopt the new AALAS global standards for Flipped Learning
— Put their teachers through FLGI’s internationally recognized and accredited professional development program.
— Establish an ongoing Flipped Learning support program for their teachers
Schools that meet the three criteria are distinguished worldwide as among the best active learning schools in the world.
All teachers who complete the program receive the Flipped learning Level – I Certification. Schools that adopt the AALAS standards, put their staff through the FLGI Professional Development Program, and establish an ongoing Flipped Learning support system for their teachers, will be recognized as Flipped Learning Ivy Schools.
Flipped learning Ivy School receive the International Flipped Learning Award and become members of a global network of distinguished educators, schools and school systems that have received the honor. The school is featured in FLR Magazine and is listed in the FLGI global registry of Flipped Learning Ivy Schools. Schools who complete the program are eligible to apply for Flipped Learning certified coaches program to establish an in-house flipped learning support team for the school or university. Finally, all Flipped Learning Ivy Schools qualify to apply for AALAS accreditation as an International model school that meets the AALAS Global Standards for effective flipped learning.