Thursday, November 28, 2013

'Smore' news about the Flat Connections Conference 2014!

I had an interesting couple of hours at SHORE School, Sydney as part of my trip into the 'big smoke' this week. SHORE is just as Cameron Paterson described it - especially the part about views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Cameron at SHORE in Nth Sydney with view to the city
A cultural icon - something to share next year with our global guests

Planning and organisation for the conference is going well. We are delighted to announce the full global cohort of facilitators. These people not only come from different parts of the world, they are global in their outlook and approach to teaching and learning. We all have so much to learn from them! Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global, Ann Michaelsen from Norway, Chris Betcher and Anne Mirtschin - both award winning teachers from Australia, Frank Guttler 'Mr Hollywood' from California, and Kristina Stoney, a social entrepreneur who is out there doing amazing things!

The Conference Program is coming together - a full draft is now available online. As usual, it is packed with rich interactions and collaborations.

Suggested accommodation options have just been posted this week as well. Sydney is a busy tourist destination - please make sure you book early for this event - or you will miss out on the conference discounts!

A flyer is online for everyone to share, and below it is embedded into this post. Please pass this forward through your network! Tell the world to come to Sydney next June and experience connected and global learning.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The next Flat Classroom Conference is in Australia! Come on down!

 Important UPDATE November 19 - Due to technical reasons this conference is now called the Flat Connections Conference.

Finally I am able to bring the Flat Classroom Conference to Australia! YOU are invited!

Mark your calendars now for June 18-20, 2014 to be held at SHORE school in North Sydney.

The Flat Classroom Conference is an international event that joins learners of all ages (students and teachers and leaders from age 10 and above). It flattens the learning environment by providing an opportunity for team work and collaborative work across different learning areas. It is a process conference with set outcomes - students and teachers all produce products that can be used and implemented in the future.
Experienced global facilitators will guide learners through the design thinking process to research, pitch, rethink, design and present their team products and solutions. There will be time for up-skilling with technology tools, mobile computing is the norm, and a virtual audience as well as virtual team members will be welcome.

Details for the conference are being uploaded to the new Flat Connections website - Sydney 2014.
The theme for the conference is 'What's the other story', which will encourage participants to look beyond the stereotype as they plan global connections and collaborations for the future.

Don't forget! This conference is unique in the world - it brings students and teachers to the same challenge-based event to not only talk about flat and connected learning but to 'live' it as well through the use of emerging technologies and a conference format that allows teams to envisage solutions ot global problems.

Last night I was part of the ACCELN Hangout where we had the opportunity to talk about Flat Classroom and the forthcoming conference. You will enjoy this discussion!

REGISTRATION is open now for the Flat Classroom Conference Sydney, June 18-20 2014. We encourage you to register your interest NOW. Places are limited, do not miss out.

Inquiries can be sent to: