Saturday, March 3, 2012

What's going on around the Flat Classroom® ?

Flat Classroom is now running SIX projects concurrently, with thousands of students and dozens of teachers involved in global collaboration right now! There is a lot of new activity on this NIng from the newest project, 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow', a pilot project for the K-2 level. For this project we welcome over 40 educators from all over the world who are joining together to show that connection and collaboration can take place at this level of education.

Right now we are about to launch Eracism, a global debate between classrooms. The deadline officially closed 3 days ago but we are keeping applications open for another few days as we have room to run TWO strands in this project if we get a few more classrooms signed up. So if you were thinking about joining us, please sign up NOW - http://tinyurl.com/eracism2012

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP UPDATE
The Flat Classroom Workshop @ASB Unplugged Feb 23-25, 2012 was a great success! Julie was joined by Kim Cofino as the co-leader and 40 students and a dozen + educators worked together and in conjunction with the full conference cohort on a challenge-based project. You can review material via the wiki and Ning, and please consider voting for the top student video - details and videos on the wiki.
http://flatclassroomconference.ning.com/
http://asbunplugged2012.flatclassroomproject.org/
The NEXT Flat Classroom Conference venue will be announced very soon!

FLAT CLASSROOM BOOK UPDATE
Yes, the book is launched and we are excited to be starting our international Book Club on March 11. This is a free event open to anyone in the world! http://www.flatclassroombook.com/book-club.html
More details about how to purchase the book are on the website, there is hard copy and kindle versions, with an ePub version coming very soon!http://www.flatclassroombook.com/

FLAT CLASSROOM CERTIFIED TEACHER UPDATE
Right now we are finishing our FOURTH teacher course FCCT 11-3 and participants will be culminating their 12 weeks working through global project concepts and project design with presentations in our FLATs. See http://flats.flatclassroomproject.org/ for more details and come and join us. Congratulations to those who are finishing now and in the past. Many Flat Classroom Certified Teachers are now managing projects for us and many more are now designing and implementing their own projects involving many students and teachers.
The NEXT Flat Classroom Certified teacher course will commence March 15, why don't you consider joining us? All details linked from the wiki at http://fcpteacher.flatclassroomproject.org/

This announcement was brought to you by:
Flat Classroom Projects LLC and Flat Classroom Conference and Live Events Inc.
Directors: Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
Coordinator: Lisa Durff
Contact: fcp@flatclassroom.org, julie@flatclassroom.org, vicki@flatclassroom.org or lisa@flatclassroom.org

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