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Project WET Helps Teachers “Flip” Water Cycle Lesson for New Education Initiative

For immediate release: August 26, 2013

Contact: Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter, Communications Manager, Project WET Foundation | 406-585-4115 | email

Bozeman, Montana—On September 6, 2013, the Flipped Learning Network is hosting the first "Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative." On Flipped Day, educators across the globe will take a pledge to flip one lesson, moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment. Nine turn-key flipped lessons have been created for teachers to use on Flipped Day, including Project WET's "Discover the Incredible Journey of Water in the Water Cycle".

In addition to the Project WET Foundation, other companies and non-profits-including PBS LearningMedia, WGBH and Channel One-have contributed to a list of lessons for teachers to select from for Flipped Day. Teachers can browse through the list of turn-key options to see the various subjects, grade bands and relevancy. Once teachers find a lesson, they can review and adapt it as needed to fit their classroom. Teachers can also create their own videos using a step-by-step guide that explains how to get started, how to identify a lesson and how to organize, record, review and share their videos.

Flipped Learning occurs when direct instruction is moved from the group teaching space to the individual learning environment. Class time is then used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group interactions with the teacher. Students can watch short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects

and explore the content further. Educators are embracing Flipped Learning in elementary and secondary schools for all subjects.

For more information on Flipped Day, click here. To view the Project WET Foundation Water Cycle lesson, click here.

About the Project WET Foundation: Since 1984, Project WET has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education to ensure a sustainable planet where water needs are met and all people are good stewards of water. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in 60 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.projectwet.org or contact Communications Manager Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter with questions.

About the 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 about the FLN, visit their website or contact Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the Flipped Learning Network.

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