The Countdown is on! Global Projects and Educator PD start February

By | January 17th, 2017|Global Educator, Global Projects|

Educators and education leaders across the world - just to let you know Flat Connections will be starting online global projects for all levels K-12 and online courses in February 2017.     Are your teachers and students using the refreshed ISTE standards for students? Joining Flat Connections meets the 'global collaborator' standard: provides opportunities to [...]

Global Narratives – Collaboration in the Edge – A Keynote Trilogy

By | January 4th, 2017|global collaboration, Global Educator, Global Learning|

In late October 2016 I was delighted to be able to assemble a keynote in 3 parts for the K12 Online Conference 2016. This is the first time I have had a chance to blog about this and share with my followers the full keynote - including my aspirations for how it will impact the [...]

How to make online global collaboration work!

By | August 28th, 2016|Global Educator, Global Projects, webinar|

Last week Flat Connections global educators gathered in a virtual meeting room with a number of interested educators and talked about how to facilitate and drive online global collaboration. This is a very timely conversation as most schools in the world (northern hemisphere) are starting back for the new 2016-17 academic year. The webinar How [...]

Global education: Supporting collaborative learning and teaching

By | August 15th, 2016|flat learning, Global Educator, Leadership|

Global education: Supporting collaborative learning and teaching With the near ubiquity of technology enhanced education, new learning environments are emerging. Flat learning, active learning, and place-based learning are modalities that are helping to revitalize schools, and work to the benefit of learners. From an educational leadership standpoint, how does one navigate this new landscape, the [...]

Become a Global Educator and Global Education Leader!

By | August 6th, 2016|Global Education, Global Educator, Global Educator Course, Global Learning, Teacher Courses|

Flat Connections is launching newly designed online courses in September 2016 to help educators learn how to become connected, collaborative and global. There are THREE courses to select, with Part 1 and/or 2 (4 weeks) leading into Part 3 (6 weeks). The full 10-week course provides the 'Flat Connections Global Educator' certification with 2 graduate [...]

5 levels for taking your classroom global!

By | July 27th, 2016|Global Educator, Global Learning, Global Projects|

5 levels for taking your classroom global! Successful online global collaborations require some structure and planning. Educators need to be aware that planning that includes design and implementation is paramount to engaging students and building in success for global learning. In a design for action mode the essential strategies for successful collaboration include the following: [...]

You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one

By | June 24th, 2016|Global Educator, Global Learning|

The following blog post comes from the new book by Julie Lindsay, "The Global Educator: Leveraging technology for collaborative learning and teaching" published by ISTE. Building collaboration skills today means building global collaboration skills. Educators have their work cut out for them It’s one thing for today’s students to connect with the world and to [...]

If Berea can do it – so can you! A story of global collaboration success for learning!

By | August 24th, 2015|Global Education, Global Educator, Global Educator Course, Global Projects|

If Berea can do it - so can you! A story of global collaboration success for learning! The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Global Educator, being published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in early 2016. I share it here now to show how careful planning [...]