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Welcome to Flat Connections
News and Updates

July 2014

In this newsletter find out about.......

  • Highlights from the Flat Connections Conference 2014 in Sydney
  • Flat Connections Global Projects - APPLY NOW for September
  • Flat Connections Teacher Professional Development
    • Become a Flat Connections Global Educator
    • Flat Connections Global Primer
  • Flat Connections Live! - Come to Canada in 2015!
Don't forget our Twitter hashtag - #flatconnect

Flat Connections Conference Sydney 2014 - 'What's the Other Story?'

An international gathering of teachers and students at the picturesque Shore School, Nth Sydney, where challenged based learning infused with emerging technology combined with creativity and fun. Student voice and flat learning!
Above: The full conference group taken on the Shore hill in North Sydney - what an amazing group of learners! What an amazing view!
Below: Top left - Student and teachers assemble for the Sydney Challenge; Top right - A teacher team 'pitch' their project ideas to students for feedback; Bottom left - Global conference facilitators; Bottom right - A student team 'ideates' and plans their action project.
Watch the 'Flat World Activity' Hangout from Day 1
Did you miss the Flat Connections Conference in Sydney, June 2014?

Flat Connections Global Projects

Starting again September 2014 for all levels K-12.
  • K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow - yes, younger students can too!
  • 'A Week in the Life...' Student Collaboration for Global Action
  • Digiteen and Digitween - digital citizenship awareness and action
  • Global Youth Debates - Debating into Action
  • Flat Connections Global Project - the ultimate student-centred global collaborative project
Flat Connections projects are designed for classroom success. They are fully supported and managed by global educators who understand the challenges of using technology to connect and collaborate.
READ MORE about all projects, age recommendations, workflow and collaboration details on the website.

Flat Connections Teacher Professional Development

Designed for global understanding, connected and collaborative learning. There are TWO opportunities to join an online course in September 2014.

Flat Connections Global Educator

Become a ‘Global Educator’ and a ‘Global Collaborator’ and learn how to effectively connect, communicate, collaborate and co-create across classrooms in the 'Flat Connections Global Educator' (FCGE) online, 10-week course. Provide opportunities for yourself, your school and your students through gaining a better understanding of what it means to be a global educator, explore the pedagogy of collaboration and learn how to design and manage your own global projects for successful curriculum integration.

Flat Connections Global Primer

Are you ready to embark on a global journey with your school, your students, and yourself? Do you know what connected learning and global collaboration really means? Are you a little confused about the many tools and strategies available and want better understanding of options and directions for taking learning global? Then this course is for you!
The Flat Connections Global Collaboration Primer, an online 4-week course aims to provide educators and education leaders and administrators at all levels, across all school systems, resources and strategies for taking themselves, their classroom, their school, and even their country global!

READ MORE about these PD opportunities on the website.
APPLY NOW for the Flat Connections Global Primer September special - TWO places for the cost of one if teachers are from the same school.
(Professional development is designed and delivered by Julie Lindsay, founder Flat Connections)
The definitive book on global collaboration!
"Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds"

Pearson, 2012. Available from Amazon. Co-authored by Julie Lindsay.

Insightful, innovative, and practical, this book is a must read for any educator interested in preparing competent global citizens. 
 - Yong Zhao, Ph. D, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean, College of Education, University of Oregon

Flat Connections professional development starts with this resource to focus on global competency, intercultural understanding, digital citizenship and new collaborative pedagogy for global learning.
Flat Connections Live! is coming to Canada in 2015! 
This event will provide an opportunity for Higher Education and K-12 teachers, leaders and administrators to experience connected and collaborative learning while using digital technologies to connect across the world.

Hosted by Red River College, Winnipeg, this event promises to be a unique learning experience for all.
Save the Date! READ MORE.........
Julie Lindsay, Flat Connections
Consultancy services include:
  • Global Collaboration Consultant
  • Workshop Leader
  • Keynote Speaker and Presenter
  • Live Conference Design and Leadership
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