Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

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 use digital tools to connect with others beyond the school for intercultural understanding
  • uses collaborative learning environments to explore issues and work alongside others on solutions
  • fosters constructive co-creation through global team work
READ more in this Newsletter.
Explore the Flat Connections website and APPLY online
 - GLOBAL PROJECTS
Find out how to become a GLOBAL EDUCATOR
 - new courses based on material, concepts and practices shared in The Global Educator by Julie Lindsay (ISTE, 2016).
 - APPLY online now!

Questions? Contact Julie Lindsay.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Global Narratives - Collaboration in the Edge - A Keynote Trilogy

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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 world. The K12 Online Conference is run by a small group of dedicated educators who believe in the power of connected learning, including free online professional sharing. 

The K12 Online conference itself has been around since 2006 and in past years I have been able to provide contributions as well. In 2016, in conjunction with the publication of my new book, 'The Global Educator', I put together this trilogy keynote to further raise awareness of collaborative learning, online global collaboration and how educators are making this work, as well as the pedagogical shift we are starting to see through the impact of learning online while global. This also aligns with the PhD degree I am completing....but more about that later! 

You will find the full keynote details on the K12 Online Conference website - and I encourage you to go there and explore other material and new contributions. In this post I will embed each of the videos and acknowledge contributions. 

Introduction 
What is online global collaboration? Is it a pedagogy? A curriculum? Who is doing it and how? Explore collaboration ‘on the edge’ and learn from many online global educators and students across the world as they build collaborative learning communities and co-created outcomes. The narrative of educators working on the edge of collaborative learning is as revealing as it is entertaining - and this trilogy will inform, inspire and provide resources for all learners.  

PART 1: Spotlight on Collaborative learning Featuring the work of:
  • Alan Preis - @apreis
  • Matt Harris - @MattHarrisEdD
  • Kim Cofino - @mscofino
  • Wes Fryer - @wfryer
  • Janice Newlin - @janicenewlin
  • Adam McKim - AdamMcKim


 PART 2: Making Online Global Collaboration Work Featuring the work of:
  • Sheri Williams - @Williams1Sheri
  • Lauren Bayer - @laurenjbayer - full video here - https://youtu.be/Pi2_jGGDh2E
  • Students from Berea District, Ohio, USA
  • Amy Jambor- @amyjambor


PART 3: What if we Collaborated Globally? 

Featuring the work of:
  • Craig Kemp - @mrkempnz
  • Anne Mirtschin - @murcha
  • Leigh Zeitz - @zeitz
  • Karen Lirenman - @kLirenman
  • Pernille Ripp - @pernilleripp
  • Katie Grubb - @katiegrubby
  • Brian Mannix - @mannixlab

Cross-posted with Flat Connections blog.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.