Global Learning and
Collaboration
Key Ideas and Themes
SHORE School January 2014

Julie Lindsay
lindsay.julie@gmail.com
Julie Lindsay
Director Learning Confluence – Flat Connections
MA Music, MA Educational Technology Leadership
EdD Student, ...
….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
...
Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally
Cultural	
  Awareness	
  
þ	
  Everyone	
  is	
  not	
  just	
  like	
  me.	
  
þ	
  Everyone	
  is	
  like	
  me	
  in	...
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...
The 3 min Conversation
What are the changes we need to
see in teaching and learning to
support global understanding?
THREE...
Collaborative Learning

hQp://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/8536946439/	
  
Collabora/ve	
  Learning:	
  Holis/c	
  and	
  ‘Flat’	
  
Global	
  Project	
  Design	
  
Blended	
  
Learning	
  

Cultur...
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 ma...
7 Steps to flatten
your classroom
1. CONNECTION
2. COMMUNICATION
3. CITIZENSHIP
4. CONTRIBUTION &
COLLABORATION
5.CHOICE
6...
Connec/on	
  

Taxonomy

©	
  Vicki	
  Davis	
  and	
  Julie	
  Lindsay,	
  ‘FlaQening	
  Classrooms,	
  Engaging	
  Minds...
Communica/on	
  

Two types to sustain a global project

Tradi/onal	
  
Classroom	
  

Flat	
  	
  
Classroom	
  

Separat...
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	

...
Impact of technology - mobile, ubiquitous, Web 2.0
Global	
  Youth	
  Debates:	
  Deba/ng	
  into	
  Ac/on	
  
hQp://globalyouthdebates.com	
  

Slovakia	
  

Japan	
  

Sin...
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 ...
Leadership Creativity
Leadership	
  for	
  what?	
  
•  Shared	
  vision	
  
•  What	
  should	
  that	
  be?	
  
–  Connected	
  learning	
  
–...
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...
What	
  is	
  a	
  Teacherpreneur?	
  
“A	
  teacher	
  who	
  sees	
  an	
  opportunity	
  
to	
  make	
  a	
  profitable	...
What	
  do	
  Teacherpreneurs	
  do?	
  
Teacherpreneurs	
  take	
  all	
  the	
  best	
  prac;ces	
  in	
  
educa;on	
  a...
Teacherpreneur	
  Leadership	
  

A	
  teacher	
  gets	
  an	
  
idea	
  for	
  learning	
  

Fosters	
  excitement	
  
am...
Community	
  
builder	
  

Connector	
  

Pedagogy	
  
expert	
  

Innovator	
  

Change	
  
maker	
  

Teacherpreneur	
  ...
How	
  do	
  school	
  leaders	
  foster	
  the	
  	
  
Teacherpreneur	
  Leader?	
  
•  Encourage	
  customiza;on	
  of	
...
The 3 min Conversation
How can we design learning
experiences that embrace global
education and understanding as well
as e...
Some	
  ‘What	
  if’s’.......?	
  
•  every	
  school	
  in	
  the	
  western	
  world	
  personally	
  partnered	
  with	...
The 2 min Conversation
1.  Add your own ‘What if……?’
statement
2.  Share with students.
3.  What are the challenges for
im...
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	
  201...
hQp://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/8541170416/in/photostream	
  
Global	
  Portal	
   	
  
Teacher	
  Network	
  
Email
	
  
	
  
	
  
TwiQer 	
  
	
  

	
  flatconnec;ons.com	
  
	
  flatc...
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Short workshop at SHORE school Sydney, January 24, 2014

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Global Learning and Collaboration - Key ideas and themes

  1. 1. Global Learning and Collaboration Key Ideas and Themes SHORE School January 2014 Julie Lindsay lindsay.julie@gmail.com
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. ….my global journey
  4. 4. GLOBAL   Understanding   COLLABORATIVE   Learning   LEADERSHIP   Crea;vity  
  5. 5. Global Understanding You don’t have to leave the country anymore!
  6. 6. We must (and will) take learning global
  7. 7. Why GO GLOBAL? Learning about the world, with the world
  8. 8. The 3 min Conversation How important is it to have a global perspective and understanding? How do we provide that for our students?
  9. 9. Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally
  10. 10. Cultural  Awareness   þ  Everyone  is  not  just  like  me.   þ  Everyone  is  like  me  in  some  ways.  
  11. 11. HOW  TO  GO  GLOBAL   ‘Going global’ is a mindset rather than a plane ticket  
  12. 12. 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……….  
  13. 13. The 3 min Conversation What are the changes we need to see in teaching and learning to support global understanding? THREE Words?
  14. 14. Collaborative Learning hQp://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/8536946439/  
  15. 15. 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  
  16. 16. Edgar talking about the Flat Classroom as a global village http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=LDCzsklCpPU
  17. 17. The  future  of  learning  includes   collabora;on  online  –  how  are  we   suppor;ng  this?  
  18. 18. The 3 min Conversation What is collaboration? What is ‘global’ collaboration? Do you agree with Edgar – ‘flat’ learning makes us a global village?
  19. 19. 7 Steps to flatten your classroom 1. CONNECTION 2. COMMUNICATION 3. CITIZENSHIP 4. CONTRIBUTION & COLLABORATION 5.CHOICE 6.CREATION 7.CELEBRATION
  20. 20. Connec/on   Taxonomy ©  Vicki  Davis  and  Julie  Lindsay,  ‘FlaQening  Classrooms,  Engaging  Minds’.  Pg  55  
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. The 3 min Conversation What digital citizenship issues impact connection and collaboration with the world?
  23. 23. Co-created Multimedia Product: Student Video Flat Connections Global Project (formerly the Flat Classroom Project)
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Impact of technology - mobile, ubiquitous, Web 2.0
  26. 26. Global  Youth  Debates:  Deba/ng  into  Ac/on   hQp://globalyouthdebates.com   Slovakia   Japan   Singapore   Hong  Kong   USA  
  27. 27. Global Debate http://voicethread.com/share/5198980/ "Using plastic water bottles does more harm than good"
  28. 28. The 2 min Conversation “What is an INSPIRING, CHALLENGING, RELEVANT and GLOBAL topic or theme to join classrooms/learners across the world?”
  29. 29. Leadership Creativity
  30. 30. 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?  
  31. 31. Who  makes  decisions  about  the   learning?   How  ofen  do  we  ask  the  students?  
  32. 32. 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’  
  33. 33. 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  
  34. 34. 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  
  35. 35. Teacherpreneur  Leadership   A  teacher  gets  an   idea  for  learning   Fosters  excitement   amongst  other   teachers   A  group  of  teachers   come  together  to   do  something   significant  
  36. 36. Community   builder   Connector   Pedagogy   expert   Innovator   Change   maker   Teacherpreneur   Integrates   new   technologies  
  37. 37. 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  
  38. 38. 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?
  39. 39. 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!  
  40. 40. 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!
  41. 41. 1. Global     Understanding 2. Collabora;ve   Learning   3. Leadership   Crea;vity  
  42. 42. 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  
  43. 43. hQp://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/8541170416/in/photostream  
  44. 44. Global  Portal     Teacher  Network   Email       TwiQer      flatconnec;ons.com    flatconnec;ons.net    admin@flatconnec;ons.com    @flatconnec;ons  
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