About Julie

Julie Lindsay
Global Educator, Innovator, Leader, Teacherpreneur, Author

Julie is an enthusiastic, global educator, leader and innovator who has led the way in global education and technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As an IT Director in international schools she implemented 1:1 learning and worked with teachers from K-12 on pedagogical applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing. Worldwide she is recognized for innovative programs using a wide array of Web 2.0 tools to transform learning for the emerging digital, “world-is-flat” educational landscape. Her experiences in education have included International Baccalaureate schools including MYP & DP implementation, leadership and management.

Now based back in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, Founder of Flat Connections (global projects, live events and professional development), Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School, and Adjunct Lecturer for Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education. She is also co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, Pearson 2012, and an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator).

In addition Julie is recognized for her academic achievements, MA Music (La Trobe University in Melbourne), MA in Education and Human Development specializing in Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington University in Washington, DC), as well as her volunteer work including ISTE International Representative on the Board of Directors 2011-13, member of the Horizon Report Board of Advisers 2008-2014, and a member of the Leadership team for both the Learning 2.012 Conference in Beijing 2012 and the Global Education Conference 2010-14 (virtual).

Julie understands different global contexts and is able to bring opportunities to others through her passion for learning and ‘teacherpreneur’ approach. She is adept at designing and customizing learning experiences for all ages, including cutting edge global opportunities such as the Flat Connections Global Project and Global Youth Debates and other global collaborative projects, as well as events such as the groundbreaking Flat Connections Conference that involves both students and educators learning and working together.

Julie is completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through effective pedagogy for collaboration.

See the About.Me website for a one-page bio

Curriculum Vitae for Julie Lindsay

Current Position: Education consultant, presenter and workshop leader to schools globally; Global Collaboration Consultant THINK Global School; Director Learning Confluence Pty Ltd, Founder Flat Connections, Adjunct Lecturer Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education.

Email: lindsay.julie@gmail.com
Blog: E-Learning Journeys
Portfolio/Consultancy: Learning Confluence
Wikis: Learning Confluence, Professional Learning Environment
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  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, in the field of Educational Technology Leadership, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA (2005)
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (1997)
  • Master of Arts, (by research) Music, Topic: “Analytical approaches to jazz polyphony with special reference to the use of pitch-class set theory in the works of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Phil Woods”. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Music, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1987)
  • Diploma in Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music major), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1981)
  • HSC (High School Certificate), Vermont High School, Melbourne, Australia (1977)

Further Education

  • MYP Coordinator Training, Beijing BISS IS, China (2011)
  • IBO Intermediate Training, International School Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005)
  • iEARN Master Teacher, iEARN, New York USA (2004)
  • IBO ITGS Training, Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand (2004)
  • IBO MYP Technology Training, Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia (2003)
  • IBO MYP Beginner Training, International School Dhaka, Bangladesh (2003)

Professional Experience

Professional Teaching Experience

2013 –

Adjunct Lecturer Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education

2009 – 2012:

E-Learning Coordinator and (2011-12) MYP Coordinator
Beijing BISS International School, China.

As E-Learning Coordinator: Coordination of whole school (K-12) integration of technology and e-Learning, including teacher professional development. Responsible for overseeing the 1:1 implementation across the MYP (MacBooks), and for mobile computing and online learning at all curriculum levels. Responsible for coordination of the IT Manager and IT Services department.
As MYP Coordinator: Responsible for teacher, student and community awareness and understanding of the Middle Years Programme, including overseeing implementation, curriculum development, training and assessment. Member of the academic administrative team at BISS.

2007-2009: Head of Information Technology and E-Learning, Qatar Academy, Doha, State of Qatar. See major accountability and accomplishments.
K-12 Administration leader for technology integration and curriculum development.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme
Subjects taught: Grade 6-10 ICT within the MYP Technology programme.

2003 – 2007: Head of Technology, Director of E-Learning , International School Dhaka (ISD), Bangladesh.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme
Subjects taught: Grade 6-10 ICT within the MYP Technology programme, Grade 11-12 ITGS.
Previous position of responsibility: IBO Coordinator Homo Faber.
Please also read Accountability and Accomplishments while at ISD.

2001-2003: ICT and Computer Studies Teacher, Gulf English School, Kuwait
Subjects taught: Year 7 & 8 ICT, IGCSE Computer Studies & IGCSE Information Technology

2000-2001: ICT Coordinator, English School For Girls, Kuwait
Subjects taught: Years 3-9 ICT, Years 10-12 IGCSE Computer Studies

1998-2000: ICT and Computer Studies Teacher, Simba School, Zambia
Subjects taught: Grades 10, 11 and 12 Computer Studies, including IGCSE

1984-1997: Music Teacher, Various schools including Eltham College, Melbourne. Australia (for 10 years)
Subjects taught: Years 7 – 12 music, including music technology and Jazz Band

1993-1997: Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Music (Technology and Multimedia)
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE Melbourne, Australia

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