Julie Lindsay – The Global Collaborator
Julie is a global collaboration consultant, innovator, teacherpreneur and author. She has a 30+ years career in K-12 schools and more recently has become employed in higher education. She worked in international schools for fifteen years across Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an educational technology leader. Her passion is for online global collaboration and as Founder and CEO of Flat Connections she designs and manages award winning online projects for all K-12 levels and customizes learning experiences for educators including virtual courses and live events. She has presented keynotes and workshops in conferences around the world and designed and implemented her own conferences that bring learners of all ages together for challenge-based problem solving.
At Charles Sturt University she is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Studies and in 2016 she was appointed as the Quality Online Learning and Teaching Leader in the Faculty of Arts and Education. Julie has a Master of Arts in Music (La Trobe), and a Master of Arts in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington) and is currently completing an EdD at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research focus is online global educators and pedagogical change. Julie is the author of two books – ‘Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds’ is a definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning, and (her new book), ‘The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching’ shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how to learn online both locally and globally.