Julie Lindsay is an international educator, having worked as a teacher and administrator in six different countries and has higher degrees in both music and educational technology leadership. She is currently E-Learning Coordinator and Middle Years Programme Coordinator at an International Baccalaureate school in Beijing, China. She is a prolific presenter and workshop leader in using technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum, including in the UK, Europe, Asia the Middle East, USA and Australia. Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Ambassador and was recently elected to the ISTE Board of Directors as the International Representative. She is an early adopter of emerging technologies and has written for various magazines, including as an ICT specialist for ISTE’s ‘Learning and Leading with Technology’. Julie is inspired by curriculum development that successfully includes global collaboration through technology infusion. View her bio at www.learningconfluence.com.
Vicki "Cool Cat Teacher" Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT director and author of the popular, award-winning Cool Cat Teacher blog (http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com) with more than 30,000 subscribers and over 22K Twitter followers and past winner of the EDublog award for Best Teacher Blog. She’s received numerous awards for her work in virtual worlds, wikis, social networks, and classroom practices. Vicki is a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery S.T.A.R. educator, Adobe Education leader, and has written for many periodicals and online spaces including Edutopia, ISTE, and Educause. Her mission is to inspire teachers to excellence undergirded by her belief that teaching is a noble calling. View her bio at www.coolcatteacher.com.
Vicki and Julie are co-founders of the internationally recognized Flat Classroom® projects, Vicki has helped link thousands of students around the world in powerful 21st-century learning communities where multimedia, collaborative writing, and collaborative research are every day habits. They have been featured in Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat (v 3), Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, Curt Bonk’s The World is Open and many more. www.flatclassroomproject.net.
PART I: MEET THE FLAT CLASSROOM ®
1. Flattening Classrooms through Global Collaboration
2. Impact on Learning: Research in the Global Collaborative Classroom
PART II: SEVEN STEPS TO FLATTEN YOUR CLASSROOM
3. Step 1: Connection
4. Step 2: Communication
5. Step 3: Citizenship
6. Step 4: Contribution and Collaboration
7. Step 5: Choice
8. Step 6: Creation
9. Step 7: Celebration
PART III: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
10. Designing and Managing a Global Collaborative Project
11. Challenge-Based Professional Development
12. Rock the World
Appendix A Flat Classroom® Project Rubric Assessment
Appendix B Global Collaboration and the International Baccalaureate
Appendix C ISTE NETs
Appendix D C21 Standards
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