The Global Educator 

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The Global Educator online courses are recommended for K-20 educators and education leaders. They are multi-faceted and provide options for those who want a shorter learning experience and those who wish to become more embedded in the practice and theory of online global learning – how to connect, communicate, digital citizenship skills, intercultural understanding and online global collaboration. 

Julie Lindsay, Flat ConnectionsThe courses are designed and delivered by Julie Lindsay, director, Flat Connections, who has connected classrooms and educators at K-12 and higher education around the world for two decades. They are informed by her new book, "The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching," in conjunction with examples from the K-12 Flat Connections online global projects, and many other resources that provide rich material for learners to engage with.

Each course provides online webinars and online content and discussion/interaction spaces. The course structures assist the participants in interacting with course leaders and each other. A special feature of each course is the guest speaker - a special webinar featuring a known global educator who will inform and support learners. 

To satisfy requirements for the full Flat Connections Global Educator certificate (and two hours of graduate credit from the University of Northern Iowa, if required), 10 weeks of modules must be completed that include the following:

  • Part One OR Part Two (Four weeks)

  • Part Three (Six weeks) 

  • Regular online interactions, blog posts, discussion forum contributions

  • Online global project design and presentation


 Global Educator Course $476.00


Global Educator Course 2 Graduate Credits from Northern Iowa University $150.00






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