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Getting started with Connected Learning and Global Collaboration

Product code: EVTIP15global

Length: 3/19/2015, 4-5 p.m. PT

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This webinar is part of the February 2015 ISTE Professional Learning Series.

Join educators from across the world as they share global collaboration experiences K-12 and beyond and provide advice for what works and what doesn’t work.

Topics include: where to go to find global partners; best collaborative tools to use; networks to join; ideas for curriculum development. This promises to be an energized and fun session for beginners as well as experienced global collaborators!


Julie Lindsay

Bio: Julie has led the way in global education and technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She is is now based back in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader and is currently Director of Learning Confluence and Founder of Flat Connections. She is also co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, Pearson 2012. Julie is a highly effective and sought-after educational consultant due to her ability to understand different global contexts and to bring experience and opportunities to others through her passion for learning and ‘teacherpreneur’ approach. She is adept at designing and customizing learning experiences for all ages, including cutting edge events such as the groundbreaking Flat Connections Conference that includes both students and educators learning and working together. She is an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), a Google Certified Teacher and currently an ISTE Ambassador and former ISTE International Representative on the Board of Directors; and a member of the Leadership team for both the Learning 2.012 Conference in Beijing 2012 and the Global Education Conference 2010-14. Julie is working on her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on effective pedagogy for collaboration.


Eva Brown

Bio: Eva Brown is a teacher educator at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Teacher. Eva is continually seeking opportunities for her pre-service teachers to acquire skills to infuse technology and global education into the curriculum to prepare their students to be competitive in the global economy. Her pre-service teachers participate in the Flat Connections Project as lead teachers, expert advisors and judges as well as other global projects such as The Global Education Conference. She demonstrates her passion as a lifelong learner and believes modelling is key to teaching. She recently completed the Emerging Technologies Certificate (The University of Manitoba) with studies in immersive worlds, mobile computing, and other current topics and is studying Chinese Mandarin to gain a better understanding of the importance of language learning and globalization. Eva was a presenter in Japan 2013 at the Flat Connections Conference and her students presented virtually. She will be presenting with two of her pre-service teachers at the ISTE 2014 conference on leading and learning that her students have experienced in Flipping PD. One of their recent projects was Mystery Skype. Eva has been an educator for more than 30 years. Eva is beginning her doctoral studies in education in a blended learning program at The University of Calgary, with a specialization in Learning Sciences.