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How can pre-service teacher educators collaborate to flatten the curriculum? 15 Replies

Eva Brown and Barbara Morganfield were featured in a recent Future Learning Action Talk where they discussed plans to collaborate on flattening the curriculum for their pre-service/trainee teachers.…Continue

Started by Julie Lindsay. Last reply by Pamela Jimison Jun 14.

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Comment by Julie Lindsay on February 21, 2014 at 10:55am

Hello Teacher educators!

I want to invite you and your students to be part of the Expert Advisors team for the Flat Connections Global Project. We need a number of advisors to start interacting with students in 2 weeks. Information about this is on the Expert Advisors doc. There is also a link to the application form so we can collect names and emails.
This is such an important part of what we do to flatten the classroom walls - extend learning to the wider community.

Thanks for your consideration


Comment by Allan 'Rocky' Shwedel on January 3, 2013 at 10:32am


I just joined FC the other day and yesterday I listened to the Barbara and Eva's presentation on their plan for this year.  While I had a little trouble with the audio, it sounds like you have come up with a manageable yet flexible project for your classes that will build on the strengths of each.  

I may be contacting you for more information about your project but in any case, I do hope you keep the "Teacher Educators" group informed of your journey!  Thanks for sharing your start-up ideas.

Comment by Robert on December 13, 2012 at 3:11pm

Hi Barbara,

I don't know if my emails to you are going through. They are not showing on my end.


Comment by Robert on December 13, 2012 at 2:35pm

Hi Barbara,

The conference is on professional development schools, not flat classroom. However, I could pull away from the conference to talk flat classroom. Will you be close to New Orleans?

Comment by Barbara Morganfield on December 13, 2012 at 2:31pm

What conference will you be attending?

Comment by Robert on December 13, 2012 at 1:11pm

I will be in New Orleans, LA for a conference February 14-17. I would be interested in meeting anyone to talk flat classroom in higher ed/teacher prep. Anyone live near New Orleans? Please email me.


Comment by Robert on December 13, 2012 at 12:28pm


The trip has been created as a service learning/cultural experience for preservice teachers. We will be volunteering in classrooms there. Most of my preservice teachers will be teaching some lessons. However, as I read more about the flat classroom, I'm wondering if I can build relationships, create projects, etc. that are based on flat classroom principles/goals. I would appreciate any ideas.



Comment by Julie Lindsay on December 10, 2012 at 5:08pm

Hi Robert, can you tell us more about your trip to Guatemala and the objectives you have so we can share ideas?

Comment by Robert on December 10, 2012 at 3:46pm


I also teach preservice teachers. I look forward to collaborating with all of you. I would appreciate all of your ideas for employing the flat classroom pedagogy to an overseas experience. I plan to take preservice teachers to Guatemala for two weeks (we are in the USA), and I wonder how I can use this experience to deepen the learning on the flat classroom. Thanks in advance.


Comment by Terry Smith on November 23, 2012 at 3:36am

Very true on the low numbers of mentors also engaged in Internet projects - which is what I am trying to change (one classroom at a time). I am finding that the new mentors that when the mentor teachers get on board with project, the school principal begins to realize that something new and interesting is happening in school. Here is a link to a paper I wrote on connecting the mentors and students in Monsters.




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