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Flat Connections PD for Global Understanding and Collaboration
For education leaders, teachers, administrators and all those who want to take their learning global!
Flat Connections Global Educator
Next Cohort starts February 2016!
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.
The cost of each course is found on the course information doc linked below AND on the Flat Connections Subscription page.
What course graduates are saying about this course.......
When asked if she would recommend Flat Connections Global Educator: "Absolutely! It was especially helpful to have worked on it with other members of my school district so there was local support and guidance. But even without the local cohort, it would be beneficial. This course takes the daunting goal of global collaboration and breaks it down into bite-sized chunks which are manageable." Krista Brakhage, Colorado, USA 2014.
Course Dates for 2016
(Please note: These cohorts will run if there are sufficient registrations)
The Flat Connections Global Educator course content supports educators in the development of a PLN (personal learning network), as well as learning how to use social media effectively for collaboration and creation and examining effective global collaborative design in learning. It provides a systematic approach to embedding collaboration into the curriculum as well as strategies for challenge-based professional development.
Throughout the course the focus is on global learning, global education and becoming globally competent. These themes are intermingled with all parts of the course and conversations centre around challenges and ideas to do with technology use for global connections.
Part 1 aims to set teachers up with tools and connections and knowledge of how a global collaborative educator and classroom functions.
Part 2 aims to support global project design, implementation and management.
Final Presentations are an integral part of completing this course, and extra time is given after the 10 weeks of sessions to prepare and share project ideas to a global audience.
Earn TWO hours of graduate credit through the University of Northern Iowa. Details on the Course Outline.
From Julie Lindsay - Founder and Facilitator
These courses draw on the material in these cutting edge books on global collaborative learning, authored by course facilitator, Julie Lindsay.
What you need to know before joining a Flat Connections online course.....
NEW! Flat Connections Global Primer