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 [...]

The digital imperative….this is Lauren’s story about global collaboration

By | September 13th, 2016|Global Learning, Global Projects|

The digital imperative....this is Lauren's story about global collaboration I often use the term 'digital imperative' to describe why and how learning needs to be digital, online and embrace both local as well as global learning modes. Digital fluency includes learning in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments coupled with the ability to create and [...]

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 [...]