Archive for Flat Classroom Conference held in Qatar, January 2009

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Leadership Workshop and Student Summit


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- Schedule
- Leadership Workshop
- Student Summit
- Visiting Qatar

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Program Highlights


Conversations with Tom Friedman

Day 1: 5-6pm Saturday Jan 24. Yes! Live from Washington DC via a live link-up, world renowned author of ‘The World is Flat’, Thomas Friedman will talk to students and answer questions.

Flat Classroom Debates

Day 1: 6-7 pm Saturday Jan. 24. This session, in the style of Doha Debates has a ‘future of education’ focus. It will include a virtual link-up between two international conferences and provide opportunities for the audiences at both to participate by asking questions. The topic for debate: "Education systems successfully prepare students for flat world global challenges"

Conference Overview


Qatar Academy are proud to be the host of the first Flat Classroom Conference: Leadership Workshop and Student Summit to be held January 24-26, 2009 in Doha, State of Qatar. This conference has been kindly sponsored and supported by HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.

The Flat Classroom Project is a global, collaborative project using Web 2.0 tools for connection, communication, collaboration and creation. The concept and practice of 'flattening' your classroom draws on 21st century pedagogical practices that include personal learning networks, online learning and a constructivist approach using established and emerging technologies.
More information can be found at What is a Flat Classroom? and About the Conference

You are invited
to be part of this amazing get together of leaders, educators and students as we workshop, discuss and take action about what it means to lead, teach, learn and live in an increasingly flat world. Some scholarships are available to support K-12 educators around the world to come and bring students for the summit.

This event is made possible by the support of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) with Don Knezek (CEO) and Lynn Nolan (Senior Strategic Initiatives Officer) coming to Qatar to lead workshops along with other internationally recognized presenters.

More information:


Further details can be obtained from Julie Lindsay, Flat Classroom Project co-founder and Qatar Academy Head of Information Technology and E-Learning at julindsay@qf.org.qa Tel: +974 685 3776


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