Meet the Flat Classroom - January 2013

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Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay shared pedagogy and projects to do with Flat Classroom and global collaboration. Included updates from Flat Classroom Projects and Flat Classroom Conference and Live Events Inc.

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  • Vicki:
  • Julie: We describe global collaboration in stages. GC 3.0 = more emphasis on co-created multimedia products, use of social media tools for communication, high expectations to connect in an ongoing manner, student-centered learning
  • Vicki:
  • Julie: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
  • Vicki:?
  • Julie: The Flat Classroom Project Framework shows the essential construct of this global collaborative project
  • Julie: The Flat Classroom Project Framework shows the essential construct of this global collaborative project
  • Vicki:
  • Vicki:
  • Vicki:
  • Vicki:
  • Julie: We describe global collaboration in stages. GC 3.0 = more emphasis on co-created multimedia products, use of social media tools for communication, high expectations to connect in an ongoing manner, student-centered learning
  • Julie: Our aim is to create projects and opportunities across all levels of education. Right now we have FCP and NetGenEd for high school, Digiteen for upper ES, MS and HS, AWL for upper ES, Eracism for MS HS and our new pilot this semester is Building Bridges to Tomorrow for K-2 level – over 40 classrooms from about more than 10 countries
  • Meet the Flat Classroom - January 2013

    1. 1. When you Go Flat You Never Go Back! Meet the Flat Classroom® Directors Vicki Davis Julie Lindsay January 2013: http://www.slideshare.net/flatclassrooms/
    2. 2. In This Session We Will…. Share pedagogical approaches to connecting and collaborating in the classroom K-12, and beyond! Explore Flat Classroom® Projects and browse tools and resources available for global collaboration Share stories of connected learning Come to an understanding of what a flattened classroom is and how any teacher can flatten their classroom walls now
    3. 3. Introduction Who is the Flat Classroom®?  Directors and co-founders Julie Lindsay @julielindsay Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher  Coordinator: Lisa Durff @durff Where can you find us? flatclassroomproject.net flatclassrooms.ning.com flatclassroomconference.com @flatclassroom #flatclass
    4. 4. What do we do? Flat Classroom® Projects LLC  Flat Classroom® Project and all other projects  Kindergarten to High School  Certified Teacher program Flat Classroom® Conference and Live Events Inc. a 501(c) 3 Non profit  Conference  Bringing together teachers and students for a challenge-based event  Digiteen and Digitween Projects  Digital citizenship project kids under and over 13
    5. 5. Flat Classroom® Book! Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds:Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a TimePublished January 2012www.flatclassroombook.comMore than a book…
    6. 6. projects and pedagogy
    7. 7. Essential Questions1. Why Global Projects?2. How do I define criteria for evaluating global projects?3. Where do I find global partners?4. When do I know I’m ready?
    8. 8. 1. Why global projects? Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
    9. 9. 1. Why?
    10. 10. To teach abstract tasks we need:– Nuance– Unique situations– Coachable moments– Critical thinking– Problem Solving– Projects where student’s CAN’T copy from Wikipedia, a dictionary, a textbook, or online source– Unique situations– Interpersonal situations– Collaboration– Technology– Co-creation– Diversity– Personalized learning experiences! 1. Why?
    11. 11. Can you getsuch learningexperiences in a textbook? 1. Why?
    12. 12. The truth about globalcollaboration in education. 1. Why?
    13. 13. Thomas Friedman 1. Why?The World is Flat"The more you have aculture that naturallyglocalizes - that is, themore your own cultureeasily absorbs foreign ideasand best practices andmelds those with its owntraditions - the greateradvantage you will have ina flat world."
    14. 14. Because social media behavior cannot define how students interact in educational spaces online.Klossner’s (2010) 90-9-1 principle 1. Why?
    15. 15. POLL:How many projects have youalready done in yourclassroom?A. NoneB. 1C. 2D. 3E. 4 or more
    16. 16. 2. How do I define criteria for evaluating global projects? Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
    17. 17. • Student age • Curriculum integration • Amount of time each week • Flexibility • Technology availability • My own technology proficiency2. How?
    18. 18. 2. How?The Evolution of Global Collaboration in Education P 7
    19. 19. P 236 – Chapter 10 Designing a global collaborative project2. How?
    20. 20. Revisiting: Project DesignRelationships 2. How?
    21. 21. Flat Classroom® Global Projects Flat Classroom® Project P10-11* @flatclassroom Digiteen™ and Digitween™ Projects P11-12 @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom NetGenEd™ Project P12-13 @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.
    22. 22. Agreeing on core and optional outcomes with stakeholders p 45-472. How?
    23. 23. Agreeing on core and optional outcomes with stakeholders p 45-472. How?
    24. 24. Flat Classroom Project P 10-11This is the Flat Classroom® FrameworkWe use to outline projects. It uses theConnection Planning Tool p 51-55 andFlat Classroom Framework p 244-249 2. How?
    25. 25. Digiteen Project 2. How?
    26. 26. Eracism Project P 41 2. How?
    27. 27. NetGenEd Project 2. How?
    28. 28. “A week in the life…” 2. How?
    29. 29. Cindy Shultz, Flat Classroom™ Certified Teacher 2. How?http://whenmissoulawasyoung.weebly.com/index.html
    30. 30. Perspective DetectivesCynthia Sandler, Flat Classroom™ Certified Teacherhttp://tinyurl.com/persp-detect
    31. 31. OPEN ENDED QUESTION: Anyother examples you want toshare? “Successful global collaborative projects start with planning and designing meaningful and understandable interaction.”
    32. 32. global
    33. 33. connected
    34. 34. project-based
    35. 35. students and teachers
    36. 36. collaborative
    37. 37. Collaboration Primer• 2 or more people working together – Higher order thinking skill• Local: – geographical proximity – more opportunity for synchronous communication – often cultural and linguistic differences minimized.• Global: – Collaborators geographically dispersed (eg cultural and linguistic differences or different time-zones) – requires more of an asynchronous approach
    38. 38. The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP7
    39. 39. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student
    40. 40. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICEPart II of the Book covers the 6.CREATE steps, p 31 7.CELEBRATE
    41. 41. Flat Classroom® Global Projects P10-11* Flat Classroom® Project @flatclassroom P11-12 Digiteen™ and DigiTween™ Projects @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom P12-13 NetGenEd™ Project @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.
    42. 42. 3. Where do I find global partners? Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
    43. 43. How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? #1 Social NetworksDescription URLGlobal collaborative project ideas globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com/inspired by the Learning 2.0educational networkFlat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.comGlobal Education Conference globaleducationconference.com/Global Classrooms globalclassroom2012-13.wikispaces.com/Taking IT Global www.tigweb.org/tiged/
    44. 44. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where?#2 Established NetworksLocation URLiEarn http://www.iearn.org/ePals http://www.epals.com/Skype Education http://education.skype.com/Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.neteTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.netonline)
    45. 45. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where?#3 HashtagsLocation URL#flatclass Conversations around the principles of merging classrooms and co-creating together#globaled Global education conversations#globalclassroom Conversations around global classroom conversations#edchat Lots of conversations happen on this hashtag in education#wrldchat Let’s talk global education!
    46. 46. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where?#4 ConferencesLocation URLK12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/(online only) - freeGlobal Education http://www.globaleducationconference.coConference (online only) m/– freeISTE ($) http://www.iste.orgFlat Classroom http://www.flatclassroomconference.comConferences (Free forvirtual $ for f2f)Lots of conferences by Look for them!curriculum area
    47. 47. OPEN ENDED QUESTION:Where do you connect withother educators?
    48. 48. 4. When do I know I’m ready? Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
    49. 49. Am I willing to redesign mycurriculum to embed a globalproject into what my class does? “Designing a global collaborative experience involves transcending the obvious real time linkup, fostering higher order thinking and providing opportunities for cultural understanding while usually making a product that impacts others in a positive way. ” 4. When?
    50. 50. Discuss!How can we design learningexperiences that embraceglobal education as well asenforce rigor and relevance?Are these the same?
    51. 51. The question is will you… 4. When?
    52. 52. What questions do you stillhave?
    53. 53. Finding the right fit… Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
    54. 54. Flat Classroom® Certified Teacher 14-week online course Learn alongside other educators how to flatten your own classroom Global collaboration design and pedagogy Design your own project with other global educators like you! fcpteacher.flatclassroomproject.org/
    55. 55. Our Live Events Flat Classroom® Conference  2009 – Doha, Qatar  2011 – Beijing, China  2013 – Japan Flat Classroom® Workshops  Hong Kong 2009  Mumbai 2010, 2012  USA (educators) 2008, 2010 DigiTeacher™ Workshop  ISTE 2010, 2011, 2013?  Mumbai 2012
    56. 56. Announcing F.L.A.T.s! Flat Learning Action Talks The online talk youll want to hear!Regular online sessions featuring inspirational ideas from global educators and students.http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/flats.html
    57. 57. Announcing Project Databank!The best global ‘clearing house’ of projects in the world Open NOW for applications http://projects.flatclassroomproject.org/
    58. 58. Is there a FlatClassroom in your future? Join us flatclassroomproject.net fcp@flatclassroom.org flatclassrooms.ning.com @flatclassroom #flatclass

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