Published on January 24, 2014
Global Learning and Collaboration Key Ideas and Themes SHORE School January 2014 Julie Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Lindsay Director Learning Confluence – Flat Connections MA Music, MA Educational Technology Leadership EdD Student, University of Southern Queensland @julielindsay learningconfluence.com flatconnections.com about.me/julielindsay
….my global journey
GLOBAL Understanding COLLABORATIVE Learning LEADERSHIP Crea;vity
Global Understanding You don’t have to leave the country anymore!
We must (and will) take learning global
Why GO GLOBAL? Learning about the world, with the world
The 3 min Conversation How important is it to have a global perspective and understanding? How do we provide that for our students?
Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally
Cultural Awareness þ Everyone is not just like me. þ Everyone is like me in some ways.
HOW TO GO GLOBAL ‘Going global’ is a mindset rather than a plane ticket
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……….
The 3 min Conversation What are the changes we need to see in teaching and learning to support global understanding? THREE Words?
Collaborative Learning hQp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/cogdog/8536946439/
Collabora/ve Learning: Holis/c and ‘Flat’ Global Project Design Blended Learning Culture of sharing Flipped Classroom Inter-‐ connected Collabora;ve Connected Learning Leadership for connected learning Project & Challenge-‐ based ‘Flat’ Learning Pedagogy Web 2.0
Edgar talking about the Flat Classroom as a global village http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=LDCzsklCpPU
The future of learning includes collabora;on online – how are we suppor;ng this?
The 3 min Conversation What is collaboration? What is ‘global’ collaboration? Do you agree with Edgar – ‘flat’ learning makes us a global village?
7 Steps to flatten your classroom 1. CONNECTION 2. COMMUNICATION 3. CITIZENSHIP 4. CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION 5.CHOICE 6.CREATION 7.CELEBRATION
Connec/on Taxonomy © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, ‘FlaQening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’. Pg 55
Communica/on Two types to sustain a global project Tradi/onal Classroom Flat Classroom Separated by Loca;on Uniﬁed by the Internet Separated by Time Uniﬁed by asynchronous communica;on tools SYNCHRONOUS and ASYNCHRONOUS
The 3 min Conversation What digital citizenship issues impact connection and collaboration with the world?
Co-created Multimedia Product: Student Video Flat Connections Global Project (formerly the Flat Classroom Project)
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
Impact of technology - mobile, ubiquitous, Web 2.0
Global Youth Debates: Deba/ng into Ac/on hQp://globalyouthdebates.com Slovakia Japan Singapore Hong Kong USA
Global Debate http://voicethread.com/share/5198980/ "Using plastic water bottles does more harm than good"
The 2 min Conversation “What is an INSPIRING, CHALLENGING, RELEVANT and GLOBAL topic or theme to join classrooms/learners across the world?”
Leadership for what? • Shared vision • What should that be? – Connected learning – Clear ar;cula;on of a school-‐wide pedagogy • Issues of organisa;onal culture • Didac;c vs construc;vist • Local vs global – is this either or?
Who makes decisions about the learning? How ofen do we ask the students?
A New Paradigm for Educa;onal Leadership • Online learning communi;es are leveling the playing ﬁeld to advantage learners • Leadership must address: – School revitaliza;on in a digital world – Teachers as providers of new forms of leadership in schools and communi;es – 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 expecta;ons” FlaQening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collabora;on One Step at a Time
What do Teacherpreneurs do? Teacherpreneurs take all the best prac;ces in educa;on and latest advances in technology and use them to blaze new trails in teaching and learning that focus on connec;on and collabora;on. See Teacherpreneurs -‐ hQp://;nyurl.com/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
How do school leaders foster the Teacherpreneur Leader? • Encourage customiza;on of learning • Support innova;on and encourage pedagogical excellence • Encourage an agile curriculum • New global rela;onships and solu;on designs
The 3 min Conversation How can we design learning experiences that embrace global education and understanding as well as enforce rigor and relevance? Are these the same?
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 eﬀec;vely design and implement and facilitate collabora;ve learning 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 beQer cultural understanding and empathy and global awareness -‐ but actually created something together that impacted the world in a posi;ve way? • a classroom in Australia collabora;ng with a school in Zambia solved the Australian cane toad problem? I believe this is possible -‐ we just need to make this happen!
The 2 min Conversation 1. Add your own ‘What if……?’ statement 2. Share with students. 3. What are the challenges for implementation? 4. Make it happen this year!
1. Global Understanding 2. Collabora;ve Learning 3. Leadership Crea;vity
What’s the Other Story? Theme for the Flat Connec;ons Conference Sydney, June 2014 Students, teachers, leaders at the same live event! hSp://ﬂatconnec/ons.com
Global Portal Teacher Network Email TwiQer ﬂatconnec;ons.com ﬂatconnec;ons.net admin@ﬂatconnec;ons.com @ﬂatconnec;ons
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