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Meet the Flat Classroom - January 2013

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.

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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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 Time Published January 2012 www.flatclassroombook.com More than a book…
  6. 6. projects and pedagogy
  7. 7. Essential Questions 1. 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 get such learning experiences in a textbook? 1. Why?
  12. 12. The truth about global collaboration in education. 1. Why?
  13. 13. Thomas Friedman 1. Why? The World is Flat "The more you have a culture that naturally glocalizes - that is, the more your own culture easily absorbs foreign ideas and best practices and melds those with its own traditions - the greater advantage you will have in a 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 you already done in your classroom? A. None B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 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 proficiency 2. How?
  18. 18. 2. How? The Evolution of Global Collaboration in Education P 7
  19. 19. P 236 – Chapter 10 Designing a global collaborative project 2. How?
  20. 20. Revisiting: Project Design Relationships 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 45-47 2. How?
  23. 23. Agreeing on core and optional outcomes with stakeholders p 45-47 2. How?
  24. 24. Flat Classroom Project P 10-11 This is the Flat Classroom® Framework We use to outline projects. It uses the Connection Planning Tool p 51-55 and Flat 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 Detectives Cynthia Sandler, Flat Classroom™ Certified Teacher http://tinyurl.com/persp-detect
  31. 31. OPEN ENDED QUESTION: Any other examples you want to share? “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 in Education P7
  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.CHOICE Part 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 Networks Description URL Global collaborative project ideas globalcollaborations.wikispaces.com/ inspired by the Learning 2.0 educational network Flat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.com Global Education Conference globaleducationconference.com/ Global Classrooms globalclassroom2012-13.wikispaces.com/ Taking IT Global www.tigweb.org/tiged/
  44. 44. How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? #2 Established Networks Location URL iEarn http://www.iearn.org/ ePals http://www.epals.com/ Skype Education http://education.skype.com/ Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.net eTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.net online)
  45. 45. How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? #3 Hashtags Location 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 Project Partners? 3. Where? #4 Conferences Location URL K12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/ (online only) - free Global Education http://www.globaleducationconference.co Conference (online only) m/ – free ISTE ($) http://www.iste.org Flat Classroom http://www.flatclassroomconference.com Conferences (Free for virtual $ for f2f) Lots of conferences by Look for them! curriculum area
  47. 47. OPEN ENDED QUESTION: Where do you connect with other educators?
  48. 48. 4. When do I know I’m ready? Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher
  49. 49. Am I willing to redesign my curriculum to embed a global project 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 learning experiences that embrace global education as well as enforce rigor and relevance? Are these the same?
  51. 51. The question is will you… 4. When?
  52. 52. What questions do you still have?
  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 you'll 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 Flat Classroom in your future? Join us flatclassroomproject.net fcp@flatclassroom.org flatclassrooms.ning.com @flatclassroom #flatclass

Editor's Notes

  • 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

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