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Welcome back to Connected Educator Month!Leadership Week Continues: SEDTA, AIR
CEM Leadership Week continues with two events:
- Assess4ed/State Education Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) Motion Leadership group launches for a two-week (August 20- August 31) exploration around how to use motion leadership techniques to implement change and build capacity as a change leader.
- 6:00 PM ET – the American Institutes for Research holds a webinar, Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform, showing how to use starter videos, PowerPoint templates, and other resources, all aimed at making sure teachers’ voices are heard when evaluation policies are decided.
Reminder: Karen Cator @ DML Tomorrow (Tuesday), Aug 21, 10AM ET
Karen Cator, the US Department of Education’s Director of Educational Technology, joins the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative in a live webinar to share the purpose of Connected Educator Month, what we’ve learned so far, why it’s so crucial to connect educators with one another, and what’s next for the Connected Educators initiative.
Cisco Connected Learning Exchange Open House, 12 PM ET Today (Aug 20) LIVE
The Connected Learning Exchange (CLX), a global community of educators from schools, colleges and universities working together to share best practices and practical solutions that can dramatically improve education everywhere is holding an open house today. You can explore the community and ask staff and community members questions live as you do, using CEM’s unique open house taskbar—if you haven’t attended a community open house yet this month, today’s a good day to check one out!
Educator Virtual PD: Technology Speed Learning, 1:30-4:30 PM ET Today (Aug 20)
Experience a unique 3 hour PD day to interact with and learn various tools. Spend 15 minutes at each virtual station. Learn 8 tools in 3 hours and connect with knowledgeable, talented educators in the process. Event organizer: Theresa Allen, Tech Coordinator and Teacher at the Cathedral of St. Raymond School, Joliet, IL. Available via Google+ and YouTube—you’ll need to join the wiki to access the event.
BYOD Potluck Begins
Bring Your Own Device foodies unite! Build a worldwide network and share your BYOD knowledge in this week long collaborative project, hosting by C4 Model of Learning. It’s simple. Go to the event site, complete the form and watch as the map is populated with other BYOD fans from all over the world. Each participant will pass a dish (share a resource) with the rest of the party so you can’t leave hungry.
History Teachers: History Tuning Project Webinar, 11 AM ET LIVE Today (Aug 20)
The American Historical Association (AHA) is initiating a nationwide, faculty-led project to articulate the core of historical study and to identify what a student should understand and be able to do at the completion of a history degree program. Today’s webinar will provide an overview of the project and then discuss the objectives with a focus on how they will impact secondary history education.
DeforestACTION Master Class, 3 PM ET LIVE Today (Aug 20)
This session will share global learning opportunities associated with DeforestACTION, and in the process show how you can help your students develop global competencies through international collaborations.
Learning 2.0 Conference: Tuesday (Day One) Highlights
The Learning 2.0 Conference gets fully underway tomorrow (today is the unconference). Check here for a full schedule, but here are some Day One (Day Two if you include today’s unconference) highlights:
All sessions below on Tuesday, August 21
* 11 AM -12 PM ET David Warlick, 35 year educator, founder of The Landmark Project, the Citation Machine; recently named one of the ten most influential people in educational technology
* 2 PM – 3 PM ET Marc Prensky, educator and author, Game-Based Learning, Don’t Bother Me, Mom…I’m Learning, Teaching Digital Natives, From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom, Brain Gain.
* 4 PM – 5 PM ET Michelle Pacansky-Brock, founder, Teaching Without Walls, consultant at VoiceThread, blogger, Cisco’s GETideas.org
* 6 PM – 7 PM ET Lucy Gray, 18 year educator, Chicago Public Schools, University of Chicago’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher
* 8 PM – 9 PM ET Rob Fried, Associate Professor of Education, Northeastern University, The Passionate Teacher, The Passionate Learner, and The Game of School
For more CEM help and resources, see the CEM Calendar and the CEM Getting Started page, which includes links to our CEM Starter Kit, Help Desk, Book Club, District Starter Kit, CEM Supporter Kit and more.
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