Press Release:
Online Global Collaboration with
Flat Connections Projects
April 29, 2015

Flat Connections Global Projects have exciting global collaborations happening this semester February - June, 2015, with participants from many corners of the globe. Students and teachers from K-12 are connecting, collaborating and learning together through the fully managed and supported projects Flat Connections brings to them. The logistics and mentoring that goes into each of these projects to make them a success is always challenging, but Julie Lindsay has continued to refine the ever-evolving process with the help of experienced, tech-savvy project managers.

As Julie tells us, “Online global collaboration is about building communities for sharing and learning about the world with the world. Every school should be embedding global collaborative opportunities to not only engage students but to prepare them for their future in the digital and flat world.”

Teachers and schools are invited NOW to consider joining a Flat Connections Global Project starting in September 2015. There are projects for Kindergarten level up to senior High School. Comprehensive teacher guides for each project share the aims and objectives and expected workflow and outcomes. What is really special about a Flat Connections project is the teacher community that comes together to build global learning experiences for the students - teachers share it is often the best professional development they have had for a long time!

Take this opportunity to learn more about connected and collaborative learning through keeping up to date with Flat Connections News. Also watch this webinar recording, ‘From Connections to Community, Learn How!’, presented by Theresa Allen, and focusing on building global collaboration using Edmodo.

Don’t forget to explore professional development opportunities, including the online Flat Connections Global Educator certificate.

We look forward to sharing, connecting and working with you!

Julie Lindsay
Director, Learning Confluence Pty Ltd
Founder, Flat Connections
http://flatconnections.com
julie@flatconnections.com



The 'A Week in the Life...' 15-1 Global Collaborative Project


‘A Week in the Life...’ provides upper elementary age children the opportunity to share cultural experiences with other children around the globe. This year the theme is “Environmental Issues”. Over 150 students in mixed classroom teams research and share and discuss environmental issues using a tool called Edmodo. Currently the students are ‘glocalizing’ by sharing local content as well as learning about the global impact of the environmental their team is responsible for. Each team will collect information and create multimedia to support this with the end result being an online artefact about the topic that others can use. The AW students will finish the project by presenting their learning live to the world!
What is really exciting about the project this semester is the diversity in participation - with six different schools and countries represented it truly is a global effort!

AWL 15-1 participants

Teacher
School
Country
John Keisker
American Pacific International School
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Christine Szeryk
Anglo-American School of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
Theresa Allen, Sue Neumann, and Marlene Hinthorn
Cathedral of St. Raymond School
Joliet, Illinois, USA
Brian Fawcett and Sudha Rajouria
Lincoln School
Kathmandu, Nepal
Daniela Lawlor
Norwood Primary School
South Australia
Sonya Van Schaijik
Newmarket School
Auckland, New Zealand