Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.”
Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. He 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 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. In 2013 he, along with Aaron Sams was one of Tech & Learning’s 10 Most Influential of 2013 and he, along with Aaron Sams,finalists for the Brock International Prize for Education.
Jon is the father of three amazing young people and is happily married to the love of his life.
What Jon is Doing Now
Currently, Jon helps educators and corporations turn learning on its head by bringing flipped learning into schools and organizations. He continues to write about education both on his blog and in books. He co-wrote three books with Aaron Sams, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement, Flipped Learning for Science Instruction, and Flipped Learning for Math Instruction. Soon to be released will be Flipped Learning for Social Science Instruction, Flipped Learning for English Instruction, and Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction. Jon also contributes to a popular YouTube channel, which contains videos he has used with his students in the flipped classroom. The videos are mostly chemistry, astronomy, and space science videos.
He has keynoted at many conferences around the globe and has received great feedback from participants about his engaging style and meaningful dialogue about how to transform schools and organizations.