Keynote Speakers

Jon Bergmann. Flipped Learning Network (USA)

3.0 - Teaching, Learning & Leading in Unprecedented Times

Every educator feels it, sees and hears it.  We are teaching, students are learning, and administrators are leading in unprecedented times. We're facing accelerating change, unparalleled pressures, and overwhelming technology. We are seeing growing uncertainty about how competition for education funding will impact schooling as we know it. These are the forces that are flipping the education world upside down -- whether we are ready or not.  Yet, despite the growing anxiety and concerns, we are living in the most promising times in the history of education.

These paradoxical times require every educator to master three pivotal skills:

  • Pragmatism,
  • Plain Talk, and a
  • Pedagogy that puts “relationships” at the center of education.

Understanding and applying the three Ps are the big takeaways from this session, presented by one of the founders of Flipped Learning - Jon Bergmann.

For over eleven years, Jon has been helping educators who have intentionally chosen to turn their classrooms, school districts and education systems "upside down." Jon has traveled over 600,000 miles working with educators from the US to China, Spain to Brazil, Australia, Korea, Argentina, Iceland, India, Dubai and beyond. Jon has seen how mastering the three Ps empowers educators to navigate through the disruption of  "the new normal" to transformation. Few people have more experience with the practical process of guiding educators through unprecedented school transformation than Jon Bergmann. In this session, he shares practical, actionable strategies, along with a roadmap in this lively keynote or workshop.

Jon Bergmann

About Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Classroom Movement. He is leading the worldwide adoption of Flipped Learning through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) He is working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon has coordinated and guided flipped learning projects around the globe. Locations include: China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the United States.

Jon is the author of nine books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom which has been translated into 13 languages. He is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences which are dynamic engaging events which inspire educators to transform their practice through flipped learning.

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. Jon is a master storyteller, captivating audiences around the globe. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying them through story and humor. Jon hosts a radio show, The Flip Side, and has a popular YouTube Channel with over three million views.

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, was named one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential People of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Brock International Prize for Education and winner for the 2013 Bammy Award presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

David Price. Innovation Unit (UK)

David Price

Whatever happened to the learning revolution?

Almost a decade ago, Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk predicted an imminent revolution in formal education. For some educators, that spark has already become a wildfire, but the majority don't even smell the smoke. However, this talk will argue that the revolution is already underway - it's just not evenly distributed.
The evidence can be most clearly seen in the places that education hierarchies frequently ignore: the peer-to-peer networks, the tech start-ups and the radical experiments operating in the margins. Some of the phenomena that are about to effect tectonic shifts include:

  • The exponential growth of informality;
  • The death throes of standardised testing;
  • The flattening of educational hierarchies;
  • The reinvention of professional learning;
  • The agility of networks.
Building upon some of the ideas first expressed in his best-selling book "OPEN: How We'll Work Live And Learn In The Future"  David Price will outline a possible future for learning where the three pillars - pedagogy, curriculum and assessment - will be radically, and irreversibly, shifted. The change will not come from policy makers, but from the irresistible forces already building from three pressure points: professional, parental and personal.
The challenge for education professionals lies in seeing what comes next, and getting ahead of the curve of change. This talk will seek to identify what will replace some of our longest-standing learning monoliths, and to affirm and inform those already embarking upon changing their practice. The fatal trap is to assume that the relatively low profile of the learning revolution means that radical change will not come to their door. As Bill Gates said, "We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction"

About David Price

David Price is a senior associate at the Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit enterprise committed to solving social challenges around the world.

For the past 10 years, Price has led numerous international education projects, culminating in the writing of his acclaimed book OPEN: How We'll Work, Live and Learn In The Future. His conclusion is that there is a profound shift taking place in the ways we view knowledge. The much vaunted 'knowledge economy' didn't happen, because the commercial value of knowledge plummeted. Its social value, however, has soared. Every business, every school and every public institution needs to learn from the ways in which we engage with knowledge socially, because therein lies the answer to how to re-engage employees and students, and remain competitive, and relevant in a fast-moving world.

Businesses must build cultures that promote autonomy, learning and collaboration. In business, innovation is treated as an ad-hoc event or is externally bought in. Successful businesses, however, have often succeeded in making innovation a part of their DNA. The best solution is for organisations to become engaging environments so they can hold on to their talent. Price also specialises in the future of work - how we're still operating based on a 19th century model and what organisations need to do to adapt to growing automation and the introduction of artificial intelligence.