Flat Connections Global News

Online global collaboration in education - February 2019

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Flat Connections Global Projects - It's not too late to join in!

Hello everyone,

This week we started to kick off global projects for the semester.

It's not too late for you to join us!

Here is a reminder about the projects we offer this semester:

Starting February 18:

Starting February 25:

Starting March 4 (pending numbers)

Starting March 11:

Julie Lindsay

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Look! See what our projects did last semester!

Live Debate - USA to Egypt

Below is a video recording of the final Global Youth Debates session when students from Milton HS (Teacher Gary Furlong), Vermont, USA debated Schutz American International School (Teacher David Deeds), Alexandria, Egypt. This debate is live in our virtual room and is judged live as well by Terry Smith (longtime supporter and judge for Flat Connections) and Chris Trimnell (FC Project manager).


Mystery Skype - China to Australia

The recording below shares what happened when two Windows to the World project classrooms from St George Christian School (Teacher Karen Binns) from Sydney, Australia Skyped with Yew Wah IES (Teacher Josh Young) from Yantai, China.

See the student excitement and engagement in exploring who and where in the world their partners are.


February Open Webinar - Slides and Recording

In early February we had an opportunity to meet global educators in the Flat Connections Open Webinar. Did you miss this? Time to catch up, learn more about what we do, and how we do it so that you can plan to join in!

Questions? If there is something you want to know please email us - we love to hear from curious, excited and dedicated teachers who want to take learning global.

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Should there be a Universal Basic Income (UBI)?

Global Youth Debates - tackling global issues together

Global Youth Debates, for Grade 5-12 is a global collaborative project created around research and formal debating. It uses Web 2.0 tools to join students from diverse cultures for authentic debate. It fosters global competence and international mindedness and online communication skills.

Global Youth Debates is adaptable for all learning environments and is designed for students of age 10-18. It opens eyes and hearts as students debate on an issue that will bring together diverse ideas, develop transferable skills and create lasting friendships.

Global Youth Debates is asynchronous debating (and sometimes real-time debates, see above) with a carefully designed FORMAT and PROTOCOLS.

NEW theme 2019 - SDG#1 - No Poverty

NEW Topic - "Should there be a Univeral Basic Income (UBI)?"

Do you have a debating club? Do you want to debate other students across the world? Can you tackle the topic of UBI?

Starting February 25!

More schools wanted!

Read more on the Global Youth Debates website!

iEARN - Mini documentary - come and join the launch party!

iEARN-USA will host a virtual premier party on Wednesday, February 27th, 2pm ET, after which the video will be available for all to view on iEARN-USA’s YouTube channel.

READ MORE and RSVP for the premiere.

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APPLY NOW for Flat Connections 2019 global projects

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Connect with us at Flat Connections to discuss possibilities for you, your school and your students today!

Flat Connections CEO and Founder, Julie Lindsay

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