About Aaron

Aaron Sams is the founder of Sams Learning Designs, LLC, Turn About Learning, LLC, and The Flipped Learning Network™. He has been an educator since 2000 and is currently the Director of Digital Learning at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA and Adjunct Lecturer at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colorado and at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, CA. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Aaron recently served as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. Aaron is co-author of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on educational uses of screencasts and The Flipped Classroom concept. He believes strongly in inquiry and in student centered learning environments in which students are encouraged to learn and demonstrate their understanding in ways that are meaningful to them. Aaron brings a unique educational perspective to any audience with experience in public, private, and home schools in both face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.   He is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer. He can often be found making beer, roasting coffee, or figuring out a way to control either process with his computer and a voided warranty. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. both from Biola University.

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