Bio: Global collaboration consultant, global educator, innovator, leader and author. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Adjunct Lecturer, in the School of Information Studies, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University.
Julie has led the way in global education and 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 global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools and connected learning approaches. She is currently Director of Learning Confluence Pty Ltd, Director and founder of Flat Connections. She is also Chair of the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN, a former ISTE International Representative on the Board of Directors, and a member of the Horizon Report Advisory Board 2008-2015.
Julie understands different global contexts and is able to bring opportunities to others through her passion for learning and ‘teacherpreneur’ approach. She is adept at designing and customizing learning experiences for all ages, including cutting edge events such as the groundbreaking Flat Connections Conference. Her first book, ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’ is acclaimed as the definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning. Her new book, ‘The Global Educator’ will be available soon and shares many stories and resources for taking learning global.
Julie is recognized for her academic achievements, MA Music (La Trobe University in Melbourne), MA in Education and Human Development specializing in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington University in Washington, DC) and is completing her Education Doctorate (EdD) with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through innovative pedagogy for online global collaboration.
To find out more about Julie athttp://about.me/julielindsay and http://www.learningconfluence.com/ Connect with Julie on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/julielindsay and Google+https://plus.google.com/+JulieLindsay
Keynote: Who said global collaboration was hard? Debugging the myth of connecting local to global
We have the tools, we have the pedagogies, it’s time to connect with the world! Julie will lead the audience through a journey that takes learning from local to global while exploring the attributes of a global educator in action.