The Global Educator

Pedagogy & technology to connect, collaborate, go global

It's time to join all learners to the world!

A Curriculum Opportunity!
This workshop provides educators and education leaders the skills and resources to connect their learning and take it from local to global. It provides hands-on collaborative learning using emerging technologies as well as concrete examples and stories of those who are already doing this to help inform your approach as a global educator.

It is imperative students receive a global education and have the opportunity to connect and work with others in the world. Embedding global learning and competency is not a plane ticket but a mindset, a toolkit and a curriculum imperative. Where do you start? This workshop will show you how.

We have the technology, we have the pedagogy, it’s time to join learners to the world!

Workshop Leader: Julie Lindsay

Julie Lindsay is a global educator, innovator, leader and author. Based now in Australia, she has led the way in technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As an IT Director in international schools she implemented 1:1 learning and worked with teachers from K-12 on pedagogical applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing. She also developed a unique approach to online learning and global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools and connected learning approaches. Her book, ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’ is acclaimed as the definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning.


As a consultant, presenter, workshop leader and conference designer Julie is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, founder of Flat Connections, and Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education.

Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) ‘Making IT Happen’ Award in 2013, and of the ISTE Online Learning Award in 2007. She is an ISTE Ambassador and former ISTE Board member, and member of the Horizon Report Board of Advisers 2008-2015 and a member of the Leadership team for the Global Education Conference 2010-14.

She is completing her Education Doctorate (EdD) with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through innovative pedagogy for technology-infused global collaboration.


To find out more about Julie, start with this portfolio website - http://about.me/julielindsay

The Global Educator - with Julie Lindsay

Thursday, June 25th, 8:30am to Friday, June 26th, 3:30pm

440 N Broad St

Philadelphia, PA

June 25: 8:30 - 3:30
June 26: 8:30 - 3:30

School District of Philadelphia, Education Center, Room 1075
Bring your own mobile devices and take advantage of the wifi available

Contact Paula Don - pdon@philasd.org - for location details
Contact Julie Lindsay - julie@flatconnections.com - for workshop details

A big thank you to school district of Philadelphia for supporting this workshop.

Workshop Influences

Content for the workshop comes from the book 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time', Published by Pearson 2012, and from the practical experience and myriad of examples Julie has from 20+ years of global collaboration in the classroom and in teacher development.
Flat Connections global projects will be featured, amongst other examples, as best-practice innovative pedagogy for online global collaboration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define global learning, the impact of emerging technologies and explore enablers and barriers
  • Explore what it means to be a connected (flat) learner, how to connect, tools for connection
  • Understand how to build a PLN, use social media, build a connected community and sustain authentic global connections for learning
  • Understand how the sociability of an online community and connected learning can support collaborative pedagogy
  • Discover a global digital citizenship model that raises the bar for everyone in a mobile and ubiquitous digital learning environment
  • Identify better collaboration for learning through understanding of techniques and digital tools supported by hands-on activities
  • Understand higher order thinking through cross-cultural and global co-creation of learning artifacts that make a difference
  • Know where to find global collaborative partners and how to build sustained relationships for curriculum development
  • Explore global project design and management and learn how to support this in the learning context
  • Consider how to move from ‘facilitator’ to ‘activator’ in the design and implementation of global learning and curriculum

Registration details

Registration for this workshop is with Julie Lindsay and Flat Connections.

To register please complete this ONLINE FORM. An invoice will be sent for confirmation and payment. Payment can be made by school purchase order, check or credit card via Paypal.

Registration Cost per person: $495 USD

Registration cost per person for a group of 4 or more applying: $395 USD each


All registrants will receive a hard copy of 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time' co-authored by Julie Lindsay, Pearson 2012.


Option not to receive book (because you already have a Kindle and/or hard copy):

  • Single registration: $475 USD

  • Group (4 or more) per person: $375 USD


Registration also includes lunch and snacks on both days.

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Recognition for PD and Graduate Credit available

This workshop is designed as a 10-hour professional development course with time also allocated for 'lab' sessions to develop skills with Web 2.0 tools. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance as evidence for completion of the 10 hours.


This workshop is modeled on the very successful Flat Connections Conference Leadership Workshop implemented at live events around the world and the Flat Connections Global Educator online professional development. Participants will be given the option to continue working with the Global Educator cohort that commences in June or September 2015 to complete the course online. Two graduate credits are available from the University of Northern Iowa for completion of the full certificate. There is additional cost for these graduate credits of $150. Full details can be found on the Flat Connections Global Educator information page.