TRC 20th Annual Meeting

Celebrating Excellence with the TRC: Past, Present, Future

June 17 – 19, 2014 | Renaissance Austin Hotel


Jon Bergmann

Teacher, Educational Coach, and Writer

Jon BergmannJon 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. He serves on the advisory board for TED-Education. In 2014 he, along with Aaron Sams, are nominees for the Brock International Prize for Education.



Keynote General Session

Wednesday, June 18 at 8:00am


We’ve Got Class Backwards: How the Flipped Classroom Puts Class Right-Side Up

Learn from Flipped Learning Pioneer Jon Bergmann about how the flipped classroom model puts the most important resource, the teacher, doing the most important things.  Hear how the model is transforming schools across the globe with its simple and easy to implement design. Read more about Jon Bergmann


Sacha Kopp, Ph.D.

Sacha KoppSacha Kopp is Professor in the Department of Physics and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas.  As associate dean, he oversees honors programs, academic advising, career advising, health professions advising, degrees and course management, undergraduate research, teaching innovation and pedagogy, and student support programs for academic success.  With over 11,000 undergraduates, the College of Natural Sciences is the largest of the colleges at the University of Texas and is one of the two open core colleges subject to the state’s “Top 10% Law” ensuring broad student access to the state’s flagship university.  The college has more than doubled the rate of graduations in the last decade.  Prior to serving in the office of the dean, Professor Kopp was Associate Chair of the Physics Department and doubled the undergraduate enrollment there, and was an active researcher in the field of elementary particle physics.  His experiments were conducted at particle accelerator laboratories such as Fermilab (Chicago), Cornell, and CERN (Switzerland), and have been summarized in over 200 research articles.




Keynote General Session

Thursday, June 19 at 8:00am


What’s the Value of a College Education, and How Can K-12 and University Educators Work Together to Maximize that Value for Students?

Researchers have given us many lessons on how students can be prepared for success in college, revealing a complex mixture of academic factors and non-academic factors.  These include pre-college preparedness and research on how students learn, as well as non-academic factors about students’ self-identity formation and meaningful connection with their university.  At the same time, access to online educational content is changing how we view the value of a university education.  With this changing landscape and understanding of the value of college, how can K-12 and university educators work together to maximize students’ success in college and the value they take away from their education?


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