Classroom Connections: from Local to Global (WS)



In a world where ‘fake news’ challenges our perspective on global issues and threatens intercultural understanding astute global educators are able to forge meaningful relationships beyond the classroom for real-world connections and deeper learning. How can we design local to global classroom connections so that students connect with peers and others for rich life-changing experiences, develop work-related skills with online technologies and adopt new globally competent modes for lifelong learning?

In this session participants will work together to explore, share and better understand connected learning, online global collaborative learning modes along with associated technologies and curriculum approaches.

Audience :
Friday Whole School Leadership focused    /  Saturday Whole School Educators

About Julie Lindsay

Julie is a global collaboration consultant, innovator, teacherpreneur and author. She has a 30+ years career in K-12 schools and worked in international schools for fifteen years across Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an educational technology leader. Her passion is for online global collaboration and as Founder and CEO of Flat Connections she designs and manages online projects for all K-12 levels and customizes learning experiences for educators including virtual courses and live events.

Julie is currently the Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online) for the Faculty of Arts and Education and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. She has a Master of Arts in Music (La Trobe), and a Master of Arts in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington). She is completing a PhD at the University of Southern Queensland with a research focus of online global educators and pedagogical change.

Her recent book, ‘The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (ISTE, 2016) shares practices, pedagogies and case studies. Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE, 2010), Google Certified Innovator (2014), Recipient of ISTE ‘Making IT Happen’ Award (2013), and winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award (2007).

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