Board of Advisors

Flat Classroom (tm)

Vicki Davis (USA) - Director

Julie Lindsay (International - Qatar/China) - Director

Salim Al Busaidi (Oman, Middle East)


Terry Freedman (UK)

Stephen Hargadon (USA)

I am Elluminate's Social Learning Consultant and the founder of the Classroom 2.0 social network ( I blog, speak, and consult on educational technology, and am particularly passionate about Web 2.0, social networking, Free and Open Source Software, computer reuse, and computing for low-income populations. I run the Open Source Pavilion and speaker series for the North-American NECC, CUE, and T+L edtech shows, am the organizer of the annual EduBloggerCon, and hold a series of free workshops (Classroom 2.0 LIVE) around the United States to help in-the-trenches educators learn about the uses of Web 2.0 in the classroom. I am also the Emerging Technologies Chair for NECC, a regular columnist at School Library Journal, and a blogger at I have consulted for PBS, Intel, Ning, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, and others on educational technology and specifically on social networking. My interview series can be found at,, and My wife and I have four children.

Steve Madsen (Australia)


Anne Mirtschin (Australia)

Information and Communications Technology teacher, years 7-12, Accounting years 11 and 12, at Hawkesdale P12 College, in rural SW Victoria, Australia
Regional Innovation Liaisons Officer for VBarwon SW, Victoria, Horizon Project Sounding Board, 2008,Flatclassroom Project 2008/9, Netgened Project 2009,Digiteen Project 2009Flatclassroomconference 2009Involved in many different global projects, using grade 4 to year 11.Ping music project 2009
In addition:
  • joint winner of Microsoft Innovative Teacher, for Victoria 2008-09
  • ICTEV Leader of the Year 2009
  • Bailleu-Myer Rural Leader ship Scholarship Winner, Country Education Project, Victoria
  • finalist in the Innovative Curriculum Award for the Dept of Education and Early Childhood Developmemt, Victoria
  • Author of commerce chapters for the student workbook, teachers resource worksheets, Humanities text, and CD Rom activities for ICT, Heineman
  • Member of Victorian Curriculum Authority for the reaccreditation of the VCE Accounting New Study Design 2007-2010
  • Member of the online trial for exam assessment for VCE Accounting, 2006
  • Currently writing materials for the Curriculum Corporation, Victoria.

Barbara Stefanics (IB - Europe)

John Turner (Australia/Qatar)

Kim Cofino (Japan)

Originally from the US, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Kim has been teaching internationally for over 10 years, first in Munich, Germany, then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then International School Bangkok in Thailand, and now Yokohama International School in Japan.
As an Apple Distinguished Educator, her work focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle.
Kim regularly consults with other international schools interested in implementing 21st century learning, has been profiled on a number of educational websites and journals, is a member of the K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board 2008 - 2010, and is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her professional blog, Always Learning (, is an invaluable resource for teachers seeking examples of authentic student engagement.