Be an Expert Advisor or Judge for Flat Classroom or Net Gen! Sign up Now!

Embedding professional development can be as easy as volunteering to judge or serve as an expert advisor for one of our Flat Classroom projects. We mentor you, share rubrics, and bring you into the project as one who can observe closely what is happening.

Being a judge and/or an advisor on a Flat Classroom project is excellent PD and also helps you understand the project better, leading in many cases to teachers putting students into the project the following year.  We also encourage teacher-educators to build this into their course and encourage pre-service or in-service teachers to participate.

Flat Classroom projects have students studying the trends in Thomas Friedman‘s book, the World is Flat – updating his information and mashing it up with current research to produce a wiki chock-full of information and learning experiences. Then, they create final videos on their topic and outsource part of their video to their partners. Expert advisors mentor students on the wiki-creation process. Judges review and judge the video portion of the project.

The NetGenEd project is run once a year and mashes up the Horizon Report and Don Tapscott's NetGen Norms from his book Grown Up Digital producing a powerful, authentic research wiki on today's hottest trends as they relate to this generation and written by this generation. This is an intense project and one that always teaches us a lot!

We have THREE amazing projects happening right now:

We need Judges and Expert Advisors to sign up NOW. All information is on the sign-up form, leading to wiki links.
http://tinyurl.com/flatjudge2011

We look forward to hearing from you via the online form, and will be in touch again very soon.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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