Global Projects February-June 2019
This is a follow-up announcement to the January Flat Connections Global News that came out earlier this week. Apologies for filling your inbox BUT.....
We are excited to share that the Building Bridges to Tomorrow online global project will now be running this semester!
Are you an Early Years, K-2 educator? Are you interested in joining your classroom with others around the world?
Come and join this exciting global experience. Read more below!
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BUILDING BRIDGES TO TOMORROW
Building Bridges to Tomorrow is a global collaborative project that joins together students at the lower elementary level (typically grades K-2, 4-7 years old). It is an exciting, challenging and unique experience that allows very young people (and their teachers) to connect and collaborate using different communication modes.
The Building Bridges to Tomorrow Project uses Web 2.0 tools to support communication and interaction as well as collaboration and creation between students and teachers from classrooms around the world. The topics shared and discussed are real-world scenarios that aim to pique interest amongst students as to similarities and differences between classes and cultures.
READ more on the Building Bridges website - don't forget to browse past project showcases.
READ the Teacher Guide - lots of details about what you will do in the project.
Young students love this project, and so do their teachers!
What teachers say about Building Bridges to Tomorrow!
“You'll enrich your learning when you make Flat Connections!” Katie Silva, Wilderness School, Australia
“Great experience. Great way for students to connect and for teachers to improve their IT skills.” Donna Stephens, British International School Phuket, Thailand
“I loved being introduced to new technology to use in the classroom and to connect with other classrooms. I especially enjoyed our meetings as I learned a lot from you all. My boys enjoyed skyping and we will continue to do so in the future. And I'm glad I've been introduced to Voicethread. I will definitely continue to use this tool.” Betsy Tyson
“My students loved seeing other schools around the country and around the world. They loved the idea of creating something with other kids not in their own school.” Kelly Jenkins
“They really enjoyed the handshake and the importance and variety of ways to say hello.” Sharon Davison
“Seeing all of the students from around the country was the most exciting. I really enjoyed the map that pinned all of us. I enjoyed sharing the class pictures. I enjoyed talking with other teachers online.” Michelle Stewart
Flat Connections Global Projects February-June 2019
Just to confirm, Flat Connections global projects available this coming semester:
- Friends for Sustainability - Grade 5-8 - READ the Teacher Guide
Starting at the end of February:
- Global Youth Debates - Grade 5-12 - READ the Teacher Guide
- Windows to the World - Grade 3-6 - READ the Teacher Guide
Starting March Week 1:
- Building Bridges to Tomorrow - Early years, K-2 - READ the Teacher Guide
- Poetry with Passion and Performance - Grade 3-6 - READ the Teacher Guide
Join the online webinar and project kickoff with Julie Lindsay and project managers in early February. RSVP to the invitation below.
Global Collaborators Information Webinar and Project kickoff for 2019, February-May global projects
Thursday, Feb. 7th, 10:30am
YOU are invited to join Julie Lindsay and Flat Connections global collaborators to help kick off the 2019-1 global projects. This session is designed to help those new to global collaboration understand how Flat Connections designs and implements global projects for classrooms across the world. It will also provide specific information to those registered for global projects this semester.
So, come along one and all - come and learn about online global collaborative projects and how you can embed them into your classroom learning. Please RSVP via this invitation!
Important note: This invitation is in AEDT time zone (Sydney, Australia). For New York it is February 6 at 6:30pm. Please refer to this event announcer to find YOUR time.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
About Flat Connections Subscriptions.....
Which subscription is best for you and your classroom or school?
If you are a single global teacher in a school the TEACHERPRENEUR subscription gives you access to our global community and to one project for one semester.
If you have 2-3 of classrooms (at any level or mixed levels, up to 50 students) who want to join (to one or more projects) the BRONZE subscription is best for you.
If you have a variety of student groups across levels and across projects, up to 100 students, the SILVER subscription gives you great flexibility to mix and match.
The GOLD subscription is for those schools who are really focused on global collaborative learning and building intercultural understanding and global competency into their whole school programs.
- If you have more than 200 students wanting to join projects?
- If you want to talk about a customised approach to global learning that offers a unique approach for your school and maybe even includes teacher professional learning?
Then...contact Julie and let's talk!
Click to access the Flat Connections website - or email Julie for more info
Connect with us at Flat Connections to discuss possibilities for you, your school and your students today!
- Follow Flat Connections on Twitter - @flatconnections and @debateglobal
- Email Julie - firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about how your school can embed online global collaborative learning into the curriculum.