Published on March 29, 2013
The Future of Learning is Global - A Vision for Leadership Julie Lindsay MA Education Technology Leadership, EdD Student Global Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author Director and Co-founder, Flat Classroom® @julielindsay learningconfluence.com email@example.com
Part A: Recipe to Flatten Part B: Leadership Your Classroom for a Global Future
Let’s Go Global!…….what is ‘flat learning’?
…..use oftechnologyto virtuallyeliminatethe physicalwalls of theclassroom
…bringing theworld into theclassroom andopening theclassroom to theworld….
……discovery, engagement, collaborationand co-creation withothers who are notin your physicalspace http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122642792/
‘flat learning’ is important because…
…it connectslearnerswith theworld andimpacts thecontext inwhich welearn
…it is apedagogysupported bytechnology http://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/5617505546/
…it goes …it canbeyond just change theconnecting…. world as we know it - local and global
flat learning isthe future?global learningis the future? is……NOW!
how do you…..go flat? http://www.flickr.com/photos/31167076@N07/5471047557/
Holistic – Flat embraces all modes Inquiry -based Flipped Blended Learning Flattened Classroom Challenge -based Project -based
Part A: Recipe to Flatten Your Classroom ….three ingredients
#1 Connection http://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
Connection Habits of lifelong learners“The next best thing tobeing wise oneself is to livein a circle of those who are”C.S.Lewis
Connection Daily Workflowhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/17258892@N05/2588347668
Connection Pull Technologies http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/375671790/in/pool-rss
Connection Connected PLN
Connection Teacherpreneur Good teacherpreneurs arent renegades; they are connectorshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/344832591
Connection Connected Learning
Connection Curriculum agility and stability The hidden Contexts curriculum Learning capital Communities
Connection Virtual Participation
Connection Strategy for Curriculum Development Information Communication Location Generation
Connection Taxonomy © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’. Pg 55
Connection is not enough……… ………it is only the first step of going globaland flat learning
Connection! • What does your daily connected life look like? • Who do youHow connected communicate with? Collaborate with? Co- are you as an create with? • Are they local or educator? global? • What does it mean to be a connected learner?
Citizenship Digital Identity http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/344832591
Citizenship Digital Citizenship – an enlightened model ©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2012
Citizenship Global awareness and impact http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035553780@N01/344832591
Citizenship Global competency
Citizenship! DISCUSS! Although technology is Digital used in communication, Citizenship digital citizenship is still squarely about relating to people.
If Collaboration is a needed &required 21st Centuryskill, educators need to not onlyteach it, but employ & model itas well
Collaboration Social vs Educational
Collaboration Technopersonal skills - Synchronous
Collaboration Technopersonal skills - Asynchronous
Collaboration Co-Creation © Emily McCurran, Flat Classroom® Certified Teacher
Collaboration Learning to Collaborate and Co-Createhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3940303947/
Collaboration Teacher – Student - Learners
Recipe toflatten your classroom
Three ingredients to flatten your classroom Connection Citizenship Collaboration
Part B: Leadership for a Global Future What does this look like? What type of leaders will successfullysupport flat learning?
ISTE NETS.A NETS.C http://www.iste.org/standards
ISTE NETS.A also include…• Digital Age Learning Culture – create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students• Excellence in Professional Practice – promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources• Systemic Improvement – to continuously improve the organization through the effective use of information and technology resources• Digital Citizenship – model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to an evolving digital culture
Implementing the Vision• How do we allow students and teachers to find their own voice and take charge of their own learning?• How do we promote a culture of sharing and collaboration?• Do we have the courage to do this?• Do we consider change as a normal process?• Are we seduced by the mission of the technology?
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’
What is a Teacherpreneur?“A teacher who sees an opportunity tomake a profitable learning experiencefor students through the forging ofpartnerships with other classrooms withcommon curriculr goals andexpectations”“The teacherpreneur accepts theresponsibility and risks for the endeavorand is accountable for the outcome” http://flatclassroombook.com
What do Teacherpreneurs do?Teacherpreneurs take all the best practices ineducation and latest advances in technology anduse them to blaze new trails in teaching andlearning that focus on connection andcollaboration.See Teacherpreneurs - http://tinyurl.com/teacherpreneurs
The rise of the Teacherpreneur Leader• Champions for change – realizers of the vision• New methods of publication and sharing information – keep on teaching!• Building and facilitating communities• Researchers• Pedagogical excellence• Innovate from within• Working within and beyond the school culture• Managers, directors, mentors, guides
Teacherpreneur Leadership A group of teachers Fosters excitementA teacher gets an come together to amongst otheridea for learning do something teachers significant
Community Connector builder Pedagogy Change expert maker IntegratesInnovator Teacherpreneur new technologies
How do school leaders foster the Teacherpreneur Leader?• Encourage customization of learning experiences to local standards while being flexible to embrace the world• Support innovation and encourage pedagogical excellence• Encourage an agile curriculum• Equip teachers to investigate new global relationships and design solutions
Principal Enablers• New role of principals – to enable teacher leadership – Incorporate the aspirations and ideas of others – Make space for individual innovation – Know when to step back – Create opportunities from perceived difficulties – Build on achievements to create a culture of success
Parallel Leadership* Teacher leaders and school principals engage in collective action to build school capacity Three distinct qualities – Mutual trust – Shared purpose – Allowance for individual expressionFor a real-world example refer to interview with Showk Badat Principal at Essa Academy, UK http://vimeo.com/62035949 *A form of distributed leadership developed through research by author Frank Crowther in Developing Teacher Leaders, 2nd edition, 2009
When you go flat, you never go back Global collaboration is vital to the classroom of now(remember - the future is now)
A good leader is one who getsout of the way of the learning!
We have so much to learn from jazz- band leaders, for jazz, like leadership, combines the unpredictability of the future with the gifts of individuals From ‘Leadership Jazz’, by Max De Pree
Julie LindsayMA Education Technology Leadership, EdD Student Global Educator, Leader, Innovator, Author Director and Co-founder, Flat Classroom® @julielindsay learningconfluence.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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