MentorMob hosted the opening reception for the Flipped Learning Conference in Chicago this week, which brought innovative teachers together though a shared love of teaching with tech, life long learning, and the universal appeal of a cold beer on a hot day.
Conference goers got the chance to relax, have a bite to eat, and meet dozens of education and edtech professionals in person that they typically only communicate with through tweets and retweets.
MentorMob cofounders Kris Chinosorn and Vince Leung took the opportunity to unveil MentorMob U, an inexpensive service for educational institutions that gives teachers and administrators added features like privacy settings, engagement analytics, and tools for assessment.
Over two hundred teachers attended the opening ceremonies and then went on to complete the rest of the conference’s programming over the next few days at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. In fact, teachers were so excited and diligent about communicating that excitement that #flipcon12 was trending on Twitter!
A huge thank you goes out to our sponsors at Lucano’s Pizza, The Bazaar, Catapult Chicago, and of course to Kari Arfstrom, Helen Lazzaro, Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams, Marisa Kaplan, and all of the teachers working this week and every week to flip their classrooms into the 21st century.