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Expanding the Definition of Flipped Learning

ASCD Faculty member Eric Carbaugh sat down with Dr. Berger to talk about Flipped Learning and provide an updated definition of what it is and is not.

Carbaugh started his work in higher education as a teaching assistant for Carol Tomlinson at the University of Virginia. Currently, he serves as an assistant professor of middle, secondary, and math education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He also regularly works as a consultant for schools and districts throughout the country and as an ASCD faculty member for differentiating instruction and Understanding by Design (UbD). Recently, Carbaugh’s work has focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, particularly as a starting point for high-quality curriculum and assessment, an essential component of both differentiation and UbD.

Carbaugh began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher before moving to an elementary school to teach 6th grade language arts and social studies. He served as a classroom differentiation and curriculum coach, where he worked with middle and high school teachers to help them implement best educational practices in their classrooms. In this role, he also regularly co-taught courses, facilitated peer observations and feedback, led school-based professional development, and met with administrators and school board members to share results and inform future planning. 

Carbaugh’s major area of research focuses on the characteristics of successful, low-income, “beat-the-odds” schools compared with schools that fail to achieve the same level of success.

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