Course DescriptionUnderstand the need for and value of a global classroom. Learn innovative ways to collaborate, and get a solid seven-step plan for bringing a global perspective to your own classroom — including standards-based projects to excite and engage students.
Lesson 1: Meet the Flat Classroom
An introduction to the flat classroom concept. Look at how you can "flatten" your own classroom and understand the impact it can have on learning.
Lesson 2: Steps 1 and 2 — Connections and Communication
Look at the first two steps in the seven-step process. Focus on the importance of making connections, and explore 21st-century communication methods.
Lesson 3: Step 3 — Citizenship
Explore digital citizenship and how you can teach it to your students. Examine how you can promote and model responsible technology use as a school and as individuals.
Lesson 4: Steps 4 and 5 — Contribution, Collaboration and Choice
Discover how you can help your students as they learn to contribute their voice to your global classroom. Examine how students can work together and understand the importance of choice.
Lesson 5: Steps 6 and 7 — Creation and Celebration
Learn to incorporate Bloom's Taxonomy into your creation process. See examples of successful projects and gain a better understanding of the importance of celebrating shared joy and a sense of accomplishment with your students.
Lesson 6: Project Development
Explore the proper way to develop a project in a global classroom, with a focus on promoting collaboration among students.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand the concept of a flattened classroom as it relates to globalization.
- Learn seven steps to flatten any classroom.
- Examine how to develop projects with a global focus.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
- Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux distributions
- NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
- Latest Mozilla Firefox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
- Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)