Jon Bergmann

Lead Technology Facilitator, Joseph Sears School, ISTE/International Society for Technology in Education
Lake Forest, IL, United States

About Jon

Bio

Jon Bergmann has spent 25 years as a high school science teacher. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named a semi-finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. He is the lead technology facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois.

Languages

English

TED Conference

TEDActive 2012

An idea worth spreading

Flipped Classes are being implemented around the world. I have had a chance to speak and share about my six years as a flipped teacher and have much insight into what is, and what isn't good examples of flipped learning.

I'm passionate about

Student Centered Learning, The Flipped Class, my family, triathlons, and my faith,

Talk to me about

Flipped Class Learning, Students as Problem Finders, The Connected Educator

People don't know I'm good at

Playing the Harmonica

Comments & conversations

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Jon Bergmann
Posted about 1 year ago
Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?
I surmised that since we were talking about atoms we might as well dig deeper. So the video is about more than just the size of the atom. Maybe we should have called it: Interesting facts about atoms and subatomic particles--but then again, that doesn't have such a good ring to it.
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Jon Bergmann
Posted about 1 year ago
Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?
Stephanie: thanks for the kind words. I can say that Aaron and I are humbled by how this idea has taken root and ultimately affected so many kids. I know there are naysayers, but all I have to do is remember how many kids flipped learning is helping. Have a great day.
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Jon Bergmann
Posted about 2 years ago
Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?
I also hope that this video will be used in conjunction with a teacher working with his/her students. This should not be taken in isolation. It is just one piece in the puzzle of the universe. I did debate how to present this--but I also realized the real audience was 12-17 yr old students. And this of course drove the "level" that I presented the information at.
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Jon Bergmann
Posted over 2 years ago
Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?
this was one of my goals: to make this accessible for 10 year olds. I did share this with 4th grade students at my school and they liked it. I think it was still a bit over their heads, but it did get the point across. they were also amazed at how many hits it is getting--which amazes me as well.