Press Release:
Online Global Collaboration with
Flat Connections Projects
April 29, 2015

Flat Connections Global Projects have exciting global collaborations happening this semester February - June, 2015, with participants from many corners of the globe. Students and teachers from K-12 are connecting, collaborating and learning together through the fully managed and supported projects Flat Connections brings to them. The logistics and mentoring that goes into each of these projects to make them a success is always challenging, but Julie Lindsay has continued to refine the ever-evolving process with the help of experienced, tech-savvy project managers.

As Julie tells us, “Online global collaboration is about building communities for sharing and learning about the world with the world. Every school should be embedding global collaborative opportunities to not only engage students but to prepare them for their future in the digital and flat world.”

Teachers and schools are invited NOW to consider joining a Flat Connections Global Project starting in September 2015. There are projects for Kindergarten level up to senior High School. Comprehensive teacher guides for each project share the aims and objectives and expected workflow and outcomes. What is really special about a Flat Connections project is the teacher community that comes together to build global learning experiences for the students - teachers share it is often the best professional development they have had for a long time!

Take this opportunity to learn more about connected and collaborative learning through keeping up to date with Flat Connections News. Also watch this webinar recording, ‘From Connections to Community, Learn How!, presented by Theresa Allen, and focusing on building global collaboration using Edmodo.

Don’t forget to explore professional development opportunities, including the online Flat Connections Global Educator certificate.

We look forward to sharing, connecting and working with you!

Julie Lindsay
Director, Learning Confluence Pty Ltd
Founder, Flat Connections

K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow

The K-2 Building Bridges 15-1 project, led by Martine Blanchet (Winnipeg, Canada) involves our youngest group of global collaborators. The projects aims to connect K-2 classrooms around the globe to share culture and collaborate. Participants in this project prove that it’s never too young to go global. They have recently completed ‘A View from the Window’ activity where they share what they see from their classroom window. They are now working on a collaborative topic with group members around topics such as “community workers”, “how we play” and “sharing stories.”

K-2 Building Bridges 15-1 Participants
Marcie Zambryski
Finch Elementary School
Theresa Allen, Leanne Buhr and Stephanie Kaput
Cathedral of St. Raymond School
Martha Lezama, Claudia Estrada
American School of Guatemala
Carrie Rump, Sue Ann Miller
Brookview Elementary (Berea City Schools)
Martine Blanchet
Ecole Dieppe
Debbie Heinz
Forest Ridge Academy
Dianne Shapp
SDJA - San Diego Jewish Academy
Kate O'Connell
Carrie Rump, Sue Ann Miller
Brookview Elementary (Berea City Schools)