Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE)
Recipient of ISTE 'Making IT Happen' Award 2013
Winner of ISTE Online Learning Award 2007
Co-author, 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step and a Time', Pearson 2012
Featured for global collaborative work in books by Thomas Friedman, Don Tapscott, Curtis Bonk, Suzie Boss and others.
Julie 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, including International Baccalaureate schools and MYP & DP implementation and leadership.
Now based back in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence Pty Ltd, Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School and Adjunct Lecturer for the Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University. Julie understands different global contexts and is able to bring opportunities to others through her passion for learning and ‘teacherpreneur’ approach. As founder of Flat Connections she runs global projects for K-12, teacher professional development and live events across the world, including the ground-breaking Flat Connections Conference.
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 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 is currently completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland.
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