As part of this course you will have a chance to examine the different global collaborative opportunities available to teachers, and explore the teacher skills, student skills and appropriate pedagogy needed to turn those connections into an authentic, collaborative learning experience. We will also review some of the tools that help classrooms connect effectively.
The course has been designed by Phil Macoun (@pmacoun) and Brad Ovenell-Carter (@braddo). Phil has participated in the Digiteen project for 4 years and is currently enrolled in the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher program. Brad spent last year as head of Think Global, a school where students explore our world, studying in three new international cities each academic year.
We are also very excited to have Julie Lindsay joining us for a webinar on Saturday January 7th at 4:00 pm PST (click here to find out the time where you live). You do not have to be registered in the course to attend the webinar. Julie will be talking about her new book called Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time.
The course is in Moodle and runs from January 6th to 11th. If you haven’t participated in a Moodle Meet before here’s your chance! Except for the webinar the course is asynchronous. This means that you can pop in and out of the course at times that suit you best.