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Published on November 20, 2013

Author: julielindsay



Emerging technologies and increased access to networks is the catalyst to embed global awareness, interaction and understanding into all learning opportunities, but has this really happened yet? What positive social change needs to take place to fully realize the goal of a connected and 'flattened' environment that supports personalized learning?
Join Julie for 'How to Go Global' as she describes, and shows through current examples, how leadership, collaborative learning that leads to true co-creation, and building 'leagues' of designers, innovators and communities can take learning to the next level. Our future is important, let's articulate and plan to go global now.

LEAD Julie Lindsay @julielindsay LEARN Global Education Conference 2013 Keynote LEAGUE

Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence – Flat Connections MA Music, MA Educational Technology Leadership EdD Student, University of Southern Queensland @julielindsay

….my global journey

Quick Polls  How many of you have lived outside of your home country?  Select Green TICK for YES  Select Red CROSS for NO  How many of you have worked in a different culture?  Select Green TICK for YES  Select Red CROSS for NO

How to Go Global Lead Learn League

We must (and will) take learning global

Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally

Information is not knowledge

Mapping the World’s Tweet Networks

What will you do with this information? When will it become knowledge?

Why GO GLOBAL? Learning about the world, with the world

HOW TO GO GLOBAL ‘Going global’ is a mindset rather than a plane ticket

Join our Worlds Together

Find NEW Pathways – NEW Knowledge

Irena Bokova – Director-General UNESCO - half of the worlds population are under 25 - 57 mill children are out of school today MOST IMPORTANT ‘Quality and Equity’ We need to be inclusive, holistic, flexible, life-long learning

There needs to be changes in the learning paradigm to break out of 20th century linear modes that are not conducive to solving the problems of the world Yes! And……….


Leadership for what? • Shared vision • What should that be? – Connected learning – Clear articulation of a school-wide pedagogy • Issues of organisational culture • Didactic vs constructivist • Local vs global – is this either or?

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~Dennis A. Peer

Leadership Implementing the Vision

Who makes decisions about the learning? How often do we ask the students?

A New Paradigm for Educational Leadership • Online learning communities are leveling the playing field to advantage learners • Leadership must address: – School revitalization in a digital world – Teachers as providers of new forms of leadership in schools and communities – Support of the ‘teacherpreneur’ or ‘outlier’

What is a Teacherpreneur? “A teacher who sees an opportunity to make a profitable learning experience for students through the forging of partnerships with other classrooms with common curricular goals and expectations” Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time

What do Teacherpreneurs do? Teacherpreneurs take all the best practices in education and latest advances in technology and use them to blaze new trails in teaching and learning that focus on connection and collaboration. See Teacherpreneurs -

Teacherpreneur Leadership A teacher gets an idea for learning Fosters excitement amongst other teachers A group of teachers come together to do something significant

Community builder Connector Pedagogy expert Innovator Change maker Teacherpreneur Integrates new technologies

‘Outlier’ Pedagogy • Understanding digital collaborative and global communication paradigm. – Extend learning beyond physical classroom walls – Non Traditional pedagogy modeled for peers: – collaborative in nature – reach out to educators globally “Learners in collaborative and global outlier teaching paradigms participate in a new educational ecology” Arteaga, S. (2012). Self-Directed and Transforming Outlier Classroom Teachers as Global Connectors in Experiential Learning. (Ph.D.), Walden University.

How do school leaders foster the Teacherpreneur Leader? • Encourage customization of learning • Support innovation and encourage pedagogical excellence • Encourage an agile curriculum • New global relationships and solution designs

Parallel Leadership* Three distinct qualities – Mutual trust – Shared purpose – Allowance for individual expression For a real-world example refer to interview with Showk Badat Principal at Essa Academy, UK *A form of distributed leadership developed through research by author Frank Crowther in Developing Teacher Leaders, 2nd edition, 2009

‘Collaborative Individualism’ Educational theory – Limerick, Cunnington and Crowther (200)

The Consolidation – Innovation Cycle Approach to Leadership for Connected Learning (Julie Lindsay, 2013)

We have so much to learn from jazzband leaders, for jazz, like leadership, combines the unpredictability of the future with the gifts of individuals From ‘Leadership Jazz’, by Max De Pree


Julia Gillard – “Quality and equity go together!” Julie and Julia!

Global Learning: Holistic and ‘Flat’ Global Project Design Blended Learning Culture of sharing Interconnected Flipped Classroom Collaborative Connected Learning Leadership for connected learning Project & Challengebased ‘Flat’ Learning Pedagogy Web 2.0

Flat Learning is …. a pedagogy supported by technology

Time for some new terms? • Heutagogy - is the study of self-determined learning – places specific emphasis on learning how to learn, double loop learning, universal learning opportunities, a non-linear process, and true learner self-direction • Peeragogy – Peeragogy is a collection of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work –

The future of technology is the collaboration online – how are we supporting this?

Defining the Global Collaborative Classroom A classroom that is: • • • • connected engages with multiple audiences engages with diverse resources, and tools creates authentic, collaborative learning outcomes

Challenges of Embedding Global Collaboration Having realistic expectations Going Beyond the ‘Wow’ Shifting traditional pedagogies Engaging learners and leaders

Evolution of Global Collaboration in Education Global Collaboration 1.0 Information exchange Global Collaboration 2.0 Information and artifact exchange Global Collaboration 3.0 Information and artifact cocreation Building knowledge together and sharing with the world

Global Collaboration Work from a problem-based global perspective Use inquiry and guiding questions Put the problems in the hands of the learners (students) Broaden the knowledge base Encourage innovation and creativity

The 45 sec. Challenge In 45 sec (via the timer) add an idea to the chat window: “What is an INSPIRING, CHALLENGING, RELEVANT and GLOBAL topic or theme to join classrooms/learners across the world?”

New Ideas…..S.O.L.E. Sugata Mitra: Self-Organised Learning Environments

Vicky Colbert – WISE Laureate founder of the Bogota, Colombia-based Escuela Nueva Foundation • Daily routines in classroom and way students interact and solve problems • Relationship bw pedagogy and citizenship building • Self-paced and cognitive learning • We need a NEW pedagogy - self-paced learning

To MOOC or not to MOOC? • • George Siemens talks about an evolution - this will not be the final resting place Is this just a Higher Ed discussion? Move from content view of learning to an interact creation view of learning - what can we create and co-create with others?

Impact of technology - mobile, ubiquitous, Web 2.0


Build Your ‘Leagues’ for Learning sustainable connections and repeated collaborative experiences

Global Youth Debates: Debating into Action Slovakia Japan Singapore Hong Kong USA

Global Youth Debates • Extended partners - do not work in isolation • Designing for authentic research, collaboration, community, future action • Technology integration! • Curriculum integration!

World Wide Think Tank

Educate! and University x Eric Glustrom Two sister organizations that are developing a model of mentorship-driven, leadership and entrepreneurship education in Uganda and the US

Social Entrepreneurship Learners Voice – Project - Camp Hire – @camphireproject – 34 million in camps globally - vast majority unemployed – unlock potential - provide education - startups for businesses

Global Social Entrepreneurship Summit Mumbai, India, February 2014 Participants will envision a new learning landscape that includes connections with extended community members with the aim of helping others in the world. They will produce a Design Prototype, Action Plan as well as an accompanying Media Marketing Plan for review.

The Danger of a Single Story…… Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - TED Talks Join and build your own leagues so that ‘other stories’ are heard and shared

What’s the Other Story? Theme for the Flat Connections Conference Sydney, June 2014 Students, teachers, leaders at the same live event!

How can we replicate these examples for learners in different situations? How do we create our own models for learning in leagues? What is the best learning architecture for digital collaboration?

Blended Learning

A Cycle for Global Learning Research Evaluate Envision Implement Pitch Plan Design

Some ‘What if’s’.......? • every school in the western world personally partnered with a school in the third world? • for one year all fund raising went to that school? • teachers from both schools learned how to effectively design and implement and facilitate learning collaborative experiences to support higher order thinking? • students and teachers connected through online technologies on a weekly, if not daily basis? • together they not only achieved better cultural understanding and empathy and global awareness - but actually created something together that impacted the world in a positive way? • a classroom in Australia collaborating with a school in Zambia solved the Australian cane toad problem? I believe this is possible - we just need to make this happen!

The 60 sec. Challenge In 60 sec (via the timer) add an idea to the chat window: 1. Add your own „What if……?‟ statement 2. Reach out to another person in the room and exchange contact details 3. Make it happen this year! 4. Report back next year at GEC14!

1.Lead 2.Learn 3.League

Lead Insist on new leadership models *distributed *collaborative individualism *teacherpreneurs

Learn Focus on connected & collaborative learning and pedagogical reform – flat, connected learning modes

League Find, start and participate in ‘leagues’ with authentic partnerships to bring global learning to you and your students

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of time Henry Longfellow A Psalm of Life

Global Portal Teacher Network Email Twitter @flatconnections

Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence Global Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author @julielindsay

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