Julie has led the way in global education and technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She is is now based back in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader and is currently Director of Learning Confluence and Founder of Flat Connections. She is also co-author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time, Pearson 2012.
Julie is a highly effective and sought-after educational consultant due to her ability to understand different global contexts and to bring experience and 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 events such as the groundbreaking Flat Connections Conference that includes both students and educators learning and working together. She is an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), a Google Certified Teacher and currently an ISTE Ambassador and former ISTE International Representative on the Board of Directors; and a member of the Leadership team for both the Learning 2.012 Conference in Beijing 2012 and the Global Education Conference 2010-14. Julie is working on her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on effective pedagogy for collaboration.