Conferences and Workshops - Julie Lindsay

See a full updated list on my Learning Confluence website. This wiki is not being updated after May 2012

Flat Classroom Workshop at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai India, February 2012

  • The aim of the workshop is to bring together geographically dispersed participants with a view to sharing ideas, while using mobile computing, learning about Web 2.0 communication and collaboration tools in a flattened world, and working on a project theme that can be transplanted back into their home school. The selected theme will inspire unity and action as well as fostering continued connections after the event in Mumbai. It is envisaged this will improve global understanding and cement friendships for ongoing collaborations. It is also envisaged that this will provide an opportunity for students and teachers together to 'create the future' through exploration of a global or social issue and developing an 'action' plan to work globally to overcome this.
  • An essential element of the workshop is to join students (and teachers) together in a constructivist learning environment, and by using global collaboration tools, work through a project-based, action-oriented learning workshop. Skill development in Web 2.0 and multimedia tools along with enhanced cultural understanding and digital citizenship support the pedagogical approach to collaborative learning in a digital world. The skills and tools will provide the scaffolding for developing ideas and putting into place actions that could make a difference to the world.

DigiTeacher Workshop at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai India, February 2012

DigiLeader Workshop - Learning 2.011 Cohort leader, Shanghai, September 2011

  • The 'Technology for the Non-Technological Leader' and 'Digital Citizenship and Global Collaboration' combined Cohort
  • Participants will:
    • Develop a better understanding of how emerging technologies including Web 2.0 can support 1:1 learning environments
    • Examine essential conditions for learning using technology and start to frame strategic planning goals for a digital learning environment (DLE)
    • Explore connected and collaborative learning as a foundation for all learners
    • Define global digital citizenship needs (including policies, guidelines and expectations while learning) within a DLE

DigiTeacher Workshop at ISTE 2011, Philadelphia USA, June 2011

  • This workshop has a three main objectives:
    • Understanding current digital citizenship issues
    • Experience project based learning and differentiated instruction with Web 2.0 tools
    • Experience collaborative "flat classroom" learning approaches to the subject matter

Brand of Me - global unit/workshop, May-June 2011

  • 'The Brand of Me' is designed to raise awareness and provide opportunity and practical skills for students to develop their own online personal brand. By doing this as a collaboration across classrooms, schools and countries, students will be able to interact and learn different perspectives and share ideas.
  • Guiding question: How can I best portray online who I am and what I can do?
  • Further questions:
    • What does your digital footprint look like now? What does it say about you?
    • How is your digital footprint different to someone else's? How is it the same?
    • Why is it important to understand our digital lives and the footprint we leave?
    • How can we best represent who we are online to our social, educational and emotional advantage?
    • How can we use multimedia to build a brand of ourselves?

How to be a Better Digital Learner - Presentation and workshop at YCIS, Beijing, April 2011

  • Digital Citizenship issues explored in the context of digital learning across the curriculum

Flat Classroom Conference 2011 - Leadership Workshop and Student Summit, Beijing China, February 2011

  • The Flat Classroom® Conference, February 25-27 2011, was run by Flat Classroom® Conference and Live Events Inc., founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis. The Student Summit launched at 5pm on Thursday February 24. A whole conference plenary, Leadership Workshop and Student Summit opened at 8:30am on Friday February 25. Beijingis time zone GMT +8. What an experience for all! 250 people, including 100 students, came from 45+ classrooms and 15+ countries to attend the second ever Flat Classroom® Conference. This conference also had a 'virtual' component.

Create the Future - An EARCOS weekend workshop - October 2010. Julie Lindsay (with Kim Cofino)

  • Explore exciting web 2.0 tools (like blogs, wikis, podcasts, Twitter, digital storytelling, and social bookmarking) through this project-based, practical 2-day workshop. A hands-on approach is emphasized with opportunities for learners at all levels to explore, discuss and model 21st Century pedagogy using digital tools. The focus of the workshop is for participants to design an engaging, technology-rich, collaborative project to implement in their classroom.
  • Participants will work in teams on ideas and objectives including Web 2.0 skill building, global collaboration and project management, designed to flatten the learning experience. Break out sessions will include building a personal learning network and digital portfolio development, digital citizenship best practice, and enhancing your web 2.0 toolbox. This workshop is designed to open doors to new modes of teaching and learning and focus on the learner (teacher and student) as a communicator, collaborator and creator.
  • Enduring Understandings - As a result of this workshop, participants will:
    • Understand the power of Web 2.0 tools & learn how to choose the right tool for the task.
    • Appreciate the potential of globally collaborative projects for students and teachers - increasing internationalism, inter-cultural understanding, and global awareness.
    • Build a network of interested and enthusiastic colleagues, both face-to-face as well as virtual participants.
    • Experience a hands-on workshop model where student-centered, project-based learning is fully integrated with a technology-rich environment. The strategies, structures and techniques in this model are easily applied to the classroom setting.

Global Digital Citizen - Learning 2.010 Cohort leader, Shanghai September 2010

  • We need to understand we are moving towards a globally collaborative environment. Therefore each participant needs to have a shared understanding of what it means to be a global digital citizen. With political, economic, social and geographical boundaries being diminished rapidly through the use of emerging technologies and systems we find ourselves in a world where our students will be collaborating across classrooms. So how do we define and promote a global digital citizen that also transcends these geographical and cultural boundaries? This cannot be too general or too specific, but must be culturally sensitive and globally accessible.
  • Cohort outcomes:
    • Participants will walk away with an understanding of what digital citizenship is in a global sense
    • The group will have started to create meaningful resources that can be taken back to all schools for further review and implementation in order to promote effective digital citizenship working modes for communication, collaboration and creation
    • A community of learners will have been established with a focus on creating and leading the MODEL of the WAY FORWARD

Global Collaboration: Concept, Power and Magic 1-day Workshop - MICDS Summer Institute July 2010

  • What does it mean to ‘go global’? How can we foster global citizenship as well as digital citizenship while meeting other curriculum needs? How can we integrate emerging technologies into everyday teaching practice? How can we ‘flatten’ the classroom walls and provide enriching, cultural exchanges that promote better understanding of real-world issues?
  • Explore the ‘concept, power and magic’ of embedding global and collaborative projects into your curriculum through hands-on exploration of tools, ideas and resources.

Flat Classroom Workshop 2010 - 7 Steps to Global Collaboration 2-day Workshop MICDS Summer Institute July 2010

  • Embrace emerging technologies, global collaboration and 'flattened' learning modes while developing a systematic approach to including Flat Classroom Projects in your curriculum
  • This workshop will allow participants to be immersed in how to run a 'flat classroom project' and to engage in flat learning modes and global collaboration as a pedagogy. A hands-on approach will allow participants to explore, discuss and model 21st Century tools and the '7 steps to flatten your classroom' methods based on the award winning flat classroom projects. (See http://flatclassroomproject. org)
  • Tools will include Web 2.0 applications such as wikis and Ning, social bookmarking and online multimedia. In addition virtual participants will provide opportunities for virtual classroom interactions. Multimedia creation and how it can be used to support differentiated outcomes will also be featured.

DigiTeacher Workshop at ISTE (NECC) 2010, Denver USA, June 2010

  • This workshop has a three main objectives:
    • Understanding current digital citizenship issues
    • Experience project based learning and differentiated instruction with Web 2.0 tools
    • Experience collaborative "flat classroom" learning approaches to the subject matter

Flat Classroom Workshop at 21CHK, Hong Kong, September 2009

Flat Classroom Conference 2009 - Leadership Workshop and Student Summit, February 2009, Doha Qatar

  • Conference objectives:
    • To provide an opportunity for participants and supporters of the Flat Classroom Project and it's sister, the High School Horizon Project to have an educational and cultural exchange via an organized gathering.
    • To promote connection and understanding between geographically dispersed ethnically and culturally diverse groups of students in meaningful, global cooperative authentic learning experiences.
    • To focus on enhancing digital citizenship and fostering best practice methods for online learning in ways that can be shared synchronously and asynchronously with other schools around the world.
    • To provide further opportunity for pedagogical development using emerging ICT and creation tools in differing modes.
    • To promote leadership skills for 21st century learning amongst participants of all ages with an increasing leadership role for students in education practice.
    • To provide an opportunity for participants to explore and experience what it means to learn in a 'flat classroom' with extensive involvement from students and teachers
    • To advance our approach to the next stage in the establishment of educationally viable and valued global classroom(s) and all this means for relationship building and the development of independent and cultural learning for teachers and students.

Flat Classroom Workshop 2008 - 2-day Workshop MICDS Summer Institute July 2008

  • Workshop Aims: (More details on What Will I Learn?)
    • To promote academic excellence through the use of leading technological tools.
    • To promote connection and understanding between geographically dispersed, ethnically and culturally diverse groups of students in meaningful, global cooperative authentic learning experiences.
    • To simplify and document pedagogical best practices for such projects.
    • To duplicate "ourselves" and practices to encourage the open proliferation of such projects as a standard part of global education and digital citizenship.