2010 Global Education Conference

 
"Flat Classroom ProjectTM
http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/


The Flat Classroom™ Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and senior high school students. This project is part of the emerging tend in internationally-aware schools to embrace a holistic and constructivist educational approach to work collaboratively with others around the world in order to create students who are competitive and globally-minded. The project was co-founded by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (currently at Beijing (BISS) International School, China) in 2006. The Flat Classroom Project 2006 is was featured in Chapter 13, 'If it's not happening it's because you're not doing it', of the latest edition of Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat' upon which it was based. One of the main goals of the project is to 'flatten' or lower the classroom walls so that instead of each class working isolated and alone, 2 or more classes are joined virtually to become one large classroom. This is done through the Internet using Web 2.0 tools such as Wikispaces and Ning. Additional sister projects to the Flat Classroom Project include the Net Generation Education Project, created in conjunction with Don Tapscott and 'Grown Up Digital', based on the Horizon Report released annually by New Media Consortium and the Educause; the Digiteen Project with the aim of promoting better online citizenship through research and discussion culminating in each school taking action within their own community to promote this; and Eracism, a global student debate that includes a virtual world component. Also, the Flat Classroom Conference is held every two years and brings geographically dispersed students as well as educators face-to-face in a project-based conference format. Educators are invited to join our global network at Flat Classrooms to find like-minded classrooms to collaborate with. Follow us on Twitter @flatclassroom Contact us: fcp@flatclassroom.org Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis Flat Classroom(tm) Directors"

TITLE: Flat Classroom Project Student Summit
PRESENTER: Honor Moorman, The International School of the Americas (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Cassie Allen CO-PRESENTER: "21st-Century Global Leadership" students
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Secondary students from The International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas, USA are participating in the Flat Classroom Project as an integral part of their "21st-Century Global Leadership" class. In this session, they will share what they've learned about the technology trends described by Thomas Friedman as "flatteners" in his book, The World is Flat. Students will also reflect on what they've learned about collaboration and communication through their participation in this global project. The students are leading the way; join us to hear what they have to say about global education!
WEBSITE: http://21globalleadership.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Flat Classroom Project Student Summit: The Asian Connection
PRESENTER: Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School (China)
CO-PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin CO-PRESENTER: Students from China and Australia
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Students past and present involved in completing the Flat Classroom Project present via the virtual classroom their ideas and thoughts about living and learning in a flat world. Specific reference also made to learning objectives and outcomes of the Flat Classroom Project and how these experiences have enhanced cultural understanding and global awareness amongst participants.
WEBSITE: http://flatclassroomproject.net
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student

TITLE: Flat Classroom Student Summitt
PRESENTER: Toni Olivieri-Barton, Manitou Springs High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Flat Classroom Project (www.flatclassroomproject.net) is a two month project where students and teachers from around the world collaborate using a Ning, a Wiki and Diigo. The students work on a topic together on a wiki. The students create a video about their topic and outsource part of their video to another student. The student summit will consist of the students explaining their topic and disuccing the Flat Classroom Project.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Global Issues

TITLE: Inside ITGS: Cyber-Students Share their Connected Learning
PRESENTER: Julie Lindsay, Beijing (BISS) International School (China)
CO-PRESENTER: Madeleine Brookes CO-PRESENTER: Students from China
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Inside ITGS is a collaboration that started between two schools in China. The aim of Inside ITGS is to join students together in a flattened virtual learning environment thereby providing enhanced opportunities for cultural awareness and global collaboration as well as explore and evaluate IT tools and systems in an authentic and social context. Join Grade 11 Information Technology in a Global Society students from Beijing (BISS) International School and Western Academy Beijing as they present and discuss about what it means to be a connected and collaborative online learner with the ‘Inside ITGS’ community. Topics covered include best tools to support online learning, global digital citizenship perspectives, and challenges to connected learning in a global sense.
WEBSITE: http://insideitgs.net http://inside itgs.ning.com http://insideitgs.wikispaces.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Flat Classroom Project
TRACK: Student