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Mackin offers free video lesson and curriculum activities for flip your classroom day

Press Release: [August 30, 2013]

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Abstract: Mackin Educational Resources is providing complimentary video content and Common Core-supporting activities for teachers as part of Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative.


BURNSVILLE, MINN (August 29, 2013)–Mackin Educational Resources is providing complimentary video content and Common Core-supporting activities for teachers as part of "Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative."

On September 6, 2013, the Flipped Learning Network will host the first Flipped Day. Educators across the globe are currently taking the pledge to flip one lesson to experience Flipped Learning with the expectation this leads to further flipped units or an entire course.

While the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) encourages teachers to create their own videos, many educators prefer to use others' videos as they start to flip or to supplement their own work. FLN has provided a list of flipped lessons to select from, including Mackin's video lesson about online responsibilities for young people in sixth through eighth grades.

"Mackin is pleased to partner with the Flipped Learning Network and to participate in Flipped Day," says Mackin President and CEO Randal Heise. "The video and activities Mackin's educational professionals have prepared are relevant and essential for kids living in today's digital world."

Based on a survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project (Fall, 2012), it is estimated that only 3% of the teachers in the U.S. know about or "do" flipped learning. Yet 27% of principals indicated their teachers wanted to try it this year. Flipped Day allows teachers to join the growing ranks of educators who are moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment. For additional resources on flipping a classroom, visit the Mackin Flipped Classroom Services page at Mackin.com For more information about Flipped Day, contact Kari Arfstrom, FLN executive director at kari@flippedlearning.org and visit the website at www.flippedlearning.org.

About Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 30 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides print books, eBooks, online databases, audiobooks, video resources and more to schools across the country and around the globe. Learn more about Mackin Educational Resources by visiting www.mackin.com or contacting them at 800-245-9540 – where every phone call is always answered in person and true customer service still exists.

About Flipped Learning Network Founded in 2012 by Flipped Learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the mission of the Flipped Learning Network is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of the not-for-profit are to:

  • Provide professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning.
  • Conduct, collaborate, and disseminate relevant research on Flipped Learning.
  • Act as the clearinghouse for distributing promising practices for "flipped" educators.

For more information, contact Kari Arfstrom, FLN executive director at kari@flippedlearning.org and visit the website at www.flippedlearning.org.

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Publication Year:2013
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Issue:August 30, 2013
Publisher:Mackin Educational Resources
Company: Mackin Educational Resources
Record Number:18299
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Date Created:2013-09-01 05:30:01