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  • Getting started with Global Collaboration: Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
  • Julie Lindsay, Director and Co-founder, Flat Classroom. Educator, Innovator, Leader
  • Agenda
  • Enduring understandings of workshop
  • Why global projects?
  • Glocalization
  • What is global collaboration?
  • Collaboration Primer: Local and Global
  • The evolution of Global Collaboration in Education: 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
  • Flat Classroom - overview
  • You know your classroom is flat if….
  • You know your classroom is flat if….
  • You know your classroom is flat if….
  • Flat Classroom is: Projects and pedagogy
  • Flat Classroom is: Connecting
  • Flat Classroom is: Collaborative
  • Flat Classroom is: Project-based
  • Flat Classroom is: Global
  • Flat Classroom is: Designing for Action
  • Flat Classroom is: Students and Teachers
  • Flat Classroom is: Virtual participation
  • Flat Classroom Projects: 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
  • Flat Classroom Project under the microscope
  • Project matrix
  • Project Design for wiki collaboration
  • Multimedia Product
  • The Flat Classroom Project Framework shows the essential construct of this global collaborative project
  • A Week in the Life Project framework
  • Core outcomes of other global projects
  • Core outcomes of global projects
  • 7 Steps to Flatten the Classroom
  • Connect
  • PLN
  • Taxonomy of Global Connection
  • Pathway of Learning
  • Pull technologies
  • Connection Planning Tool
  • Communicate
  • DefiningAsynchronous and Synchronous Communications The two types of communication are asynchronous and synchronous.
  • Types of Communication
  • Traditional vs Flat Classroom
  • Citizenship
  • Ribbleand Bailey define……..thanks to Mike Ribble for providing a workable entry into digital citizenship in the classroom
  • All students and teachers should conduct themselves in a professional and culturally sensitive manner. This includes the types of avatars they choose, the styles of language they use, and the quality of material they upload. Digiteen Project is a launching pad into this professional learning mode. Here is an example of students solving communication problems themselves.
  • Enlightened Digital Citizenship including Areas of Awareness and Rays of Understanding
  • Technology Access
  • Technical Awareness
  • Individual Awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Global Awareness
  • Digiteacher
  • Be aDigiteacher in 3 steps
  • 1) Research the Technology and become connected
  • 2) Monitor and Be Engaged with the technology and the learning
  • 3) Avoid the Fear Factor: Make a difference.  Fear-based education is shown to be ineffective in changing student behaviors - this focuses on the methods that work with students and promoting teacher behaviors that must underlie such an environment.
  • Contribute and Collaborate
  • Online existence cartoon
  • And it is more than just students, it is about educators, preservice teachers, and experts merging together in a flattened learning environmentWhere students and educators work together as one with mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Literally, the classroom has become…
  • The 3R’s – without these there is no true collaboration or co-creation
  • Create
  • Blooms revised taxonomy
  • Digital Taxonomy - As we talk about creating it’s not the typical words of the past. Extracted methods of creating using technology ….how many of these would have been used 20 years ago?
  • Choice
  • Personal Interest Projects
  • Wikis
  • Social Networks
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Celebrate
  • Project celebration
  • Project celebration: Student summit
  • Why celebrate?
  • Designing and Managing Global Collaborative Projects
  • Curriculum redesign
  • Project design relationships
  • Project design considerations
  • Finding project partners #1 Social networks
  • Finding project partners #2 Established networks
  • Finding project partners #3 Hashtags
  • Finding project partners #4 Conferences
  • Simplified slide for access to resources
  • Getting started with global collaboration

    1. 1. @julielindsay
    2. 2. Flat Classroom …..while you are waiting to startOPEN this WIKI:•• Follow link to Asia Society page• Add ideas to Wallwisher
    3. 3. Julie LindsayDirector and Co-Founder, Flat Classroom Educator, Innovator, Leader Resources: Get connected: Email –
    4. 4. AGENDA• PART A – Defining global collaboration – Reviewing existing projects• PART B – 7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom• PART C – Moving into collaboration • Tools • Partners
    5. 5. As a result of this workshop, participants will: – Understand global collaboration in education and how to support this in the classroom – Know how to find other partners and projects and how to get started in collaboration – Understand the structure of best-practice online global collaborative projects for learning – Share common Web 2.0 tools to connect and collaborate – Review 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom as found in - Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time • By Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
    6. 6. Why global projects?
    7. 7. Glocalization: Thinking globally acting locally
    8. 8. Discuss!What is „collaboration‟?What is „global collaboration‟?What conditions must exist tosupport global collaboration inlearning? link to Asia Society page • • Follow • Add ideas to Wallwisher
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. The Evolution of Global Collaboration inEducationP7
    11. 11. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics‘Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student
    12. 12. projects and pedagogy
    13. 13. connected
    14. 14. collaborative
    15. 15. project-based
    16. 16. global
    17. 17. designing for action
    18. 18. students and teachers
    19. 19. virtual participation
    20. 20. Flat Classroom™ Global Projects Flat Classroom® Project P10-11* @flatclassroom Digiteen™ Project P11-12 @digiteen ‘A Week in the Life…’ Project Gr3-5 P13-14 @flatclassroom NetGenEd™ Project P12-13 @netgened Eracism™ Project P13 @eracismproject Incubator Program NEW! @flatclassroom K-2 Project Building Bridges to Tomorrow NEW! @flatclasskids*See the frameworks for each model on referenced page numbers.
    21. 21. The Flat Classroom Project(under the microscope)
    22. 22. Flat Classroom Project Matrix
    23. 23. Flat Classroom Project Design Chartfor Wiki Collaboration
    24. 24. Flat Classroom MultimediaProduct: Student Video
    25. 25. P 10-11
    26. 26. “A week in the life…” 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
    27. 27. Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47
    28. 28. Agreeing on core andoptional outcomes withstakeholders p 45-47
    29. 29. Discuss!Examples of successful GlobalProjects “Successful global collaborative projects start with planning and designing meaningful and understandable interaction.”
    30. 30. 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom 1.CONNECT 2.COMMUNICATE 3.CITIZENSHIP 4.CONTRIBUTE & COLLABORATE 5.CHOICE 6.CREATE 7.CELEBRATEPart II of the Book covers the steps, p 31
    31. 31. Connect Step #1
    32. 32. What is a PLN? An extended community ofpeople that you A personally can interact chosen with regularly collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn somethingPhoto credit:
    33. 33. Taxonomy of global©Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay connection p 54-56
    34. 34. Step 1: Connect“Pull is the ability toattract people andresources to you thatare relevant andvaluable, even if youwere not even awarebefore that theyexisted.”Brown, J. S., Davidson, L., & Hagel III, J.(2010). The Power of Pull (Kindle Edition ed.).USA: Basic Books. Loc. 172-73, 183-85. How to build the learning pathway P 41-42
    35. 35. 7 Pull Technologies1. RSS Reader2. Tablet-Sized Devices3. Handheld Devices4. Social Bookmarking5. Joining Online Conversations6. Networking Organizations7. Location Based Apps Pull Learning to help you easily embed learning in your weekly schedule p 36-41
    36. 36. Creating aConnectionStrategyp 51- 54
    37. 37. Discuss!What technologies do you useto connect with your PLN?• RSS• Social bookmarking• Blog• Twitter• Other?
    38. 38. Step #2
    39. 39. Communications in the 21stCentury p 64-67
    40. 40. Traditional Flat ClassroomClassroomSeparated by Unified by theLOCATION INTERNETSeparated by TIME Unified by ASYNCHRONOUS communications tools
    41. 41. Step #3
    42. 42. Discuss!What is YOUR definition ofdigital citizenship?
    43. 43. Digital Citizenship “…the norms of behavior with regard to technology use” Ribble and Bailey Citizenship Chapter begins on p 98
    44. 44. Citizenship OMG I JUST SAW THE Sorry for HISTORY ON accusing THE you, the WIKI..Really history sorry for any makes it problems look like you BTW I didn‟t delete Why did you anything delete stuff off the wiki?
    45. 45. © Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay 2011
    46. 46. Step 3: Citizenship Technology AccessMap of world‟s Facebook connections Source: Facebook December 2010 Citizenship Chapter begins on p 98
    47. 47. Technical Awareness You can run into the 21st Century when you know how to use 21st century tools. P 101
    48. 48. Individual Awareness “To blindly accept a website‟s profile settings is to hand over your digital destiny.” P 101
    49. 49. Social Awareness“The novelty and addictiveness of technologywill harm our relationships and productivityunless we take control.” Flat Classroom Book P 101
    50. 50. Cultural Awareness  Everyone is not just like me.  Everyone is like me in some ways. P 101
    51. 51. Global Awareness• Different countries have different laws – Copyright, legal – Taboo subjects• Nationality transcends culture – Every nation has multiple cultures – Never stereotype a nation P 101
    52. 52. “…are connected to digitalcitizenship resources andcreate engaging learningenvironments to help theirstudents form educatedopinions and behaviors foronline safety. ”Julie Lindsay
    53. 53. Be a DigiTeacherIn Three Steps
    54. 54. #1Research theTechnologyConnect Yourself
    55. 55. #2Monitor and BeEngaged
    56. 56. #3Avoid the FearFactor: Make aDifference
    57. 57. Contribute & Step #4Collaborate
    58. 58. “The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them,they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thingand not listen to what you ask of them.”Student in the Horizon Project
    59. 59. ONE PURPOSE The InternetInvolving the global communityP 131
    60. 60. •Receive•Read•Respond P 128-130
    61. 61. Discuss!What is „co-creation‟?Can you have co-creationwithout the 3 R‟s of globalcollaboration?
    62. 62. Create Step #6
    63. 63. Revised 2001 by Lorin Anderson
    64. 64. Why Revise?……to account for the newbehaviours emerging astechnology advances andbecomes more ubiquitous. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Andrew Churches Digital+Taxonomy
    65. 65. Digital Taxonomy
    66. 66. Choice Step #5
    67. 67. Discuss!What are the reasons for givingstudents choice in theirlearning?What are the characteristics ofteachers in the choice-richenvironment?
    68. 68. Celebrate Step #7
    69. 69. Project Celebration: Student Summit“In addition to the in-class required assessment for a global project, it is advised that students are able to celebrate and reflect with others from the project, including teachers and students. ” P 266-267 Showcase: The Student Summit in Action
    70. 70. Vienna International School Summit
    71. 71. Why Celebrate?Step 7: Celebrate• Ongoing Improvement – Kaizen• Retrospection• Closure• Sense of accomplishment• Provide feedback• Cement cooperative learning experiencesA thought about Retrospection…….• It would be sad to retire and have it said, “she didn‟t teach 30 years, she taught 1 year 30 times.” The Chapter on Celebration, Kaizen and ongoing school-wide improvement begins on page 215
    72. 72. Designing and ManagingA Global Collaborative Project
    73. 73. 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. ” Overcoming Obstacles…….
    74. 74. Project Design RelationshipsDesigning global collaborative projects forstudents Chapter 10 – p 236Designing challenge based professionaldevelopment Chapter 11 - 268
    75. 75. Discuss!What are the CHARACTERISTICSof a GOOD Global Project?How can we design learning experiences thatembrace global education as well as enforce rigorand relevance.....or are these the same?How important is collaboration and co-creation inglobal project design? Does this importance differdepending on the age of the participants?
    76. 76. Finding the right fit…
    77. 77. How do I define criteria forevaluating global projects?
    78. 78. Where do I find global partners?
    79. 79. How to find Project Partners? 3. Where? Where? #1 Social NetworksDescription URLGlobal collaborative project ideas by the Learning 2.0educational networkFlat Classroom Educator Network flatclassrooms.ning.comGlobal Education Conference Classrooms IT Global
    80. 80. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#2 Established NetworksLocation URLiEarn Education Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.neteTwinning (europe http://www.etwinning.netonline)
    81. 81. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? 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
    82. 82. How to find ProjectPartners? 3. Where? Where?#4 ConferencesLocation URLK12 Online Conference 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
    83. 83. Where? Explore Global Project Sources……… Access Flat Classroom Framework Form…
    84. 84. Discuss!How can we design learningexperiences that embraceglobal education as well asenforce rigor and relevance?Are these the same?
    85. 85. Flat Classroom® Conference a 501(c)3 nonprofitEurope 2012 | Asia 2013 Germany – December 6-8, 2012 Japan – March 8-10, 2013
    86. 86. Visit ourFlat Classrooms Website! (Links to Projects) Join our Ning!