Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starting your journey as a global educator

Are you interested in getting your classroom involved globally? Are you interested in trying something innovative, fun, exciting, and challenging with your classroom? Are you looking to further your connections and professional development beyond your classrooms walls, your city and even your country?  This blog post is for you.

Everyone always says, “do this with your classroom” or “use this technology” or “it is not that hard just do this, then that, then talk to this person, then spin around and touch your toes”. Darn some of these innovative teachers! They just make things look so easy. Well, I will tell you this: It can be easy. Don’t worry I am not going to ask you to touch your toes, or ask you to attempt a back flip. I am going to ask you to go to this website: www.flatconnections.com. There you are going to find projects you can get you and your classroom involved with, and easily. These Global projects can fit into many different curriculums, outcomes, and classrooms.

Flat Connections began when Julie Lindsay decided to take her experiences as a Global Educator and share them. Flat Connections has many projects already set up and organized for the busy teacher. It allows you to just jump right in without having to feel lost or confused. The projects for your classroom are listed according to which grade you teach and it is as easy as clicking this link to apply. There is also a free webinar to attend on September 2nd 2014 that will be hosted by Julie. All your questions will be answered!

If you are looking for more resources by Julie, she has written a fantastic book titled, “Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time”. You can also listen to Julie’s story and even more about Flat Connections in this video

Enjoy your journey as a Global Educator!

Written by Meghan Reid, Project Manager Flat Connections.
Cross-posted to Flat Connections Blog

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