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Welcome back to Connected Educator Month!
CEM Leadership Week Concludes
- 1 PM ET Today (Aug 24) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) hosts a webinar for leaders on Being Connected: An Educational Imperative, featuring Dr. Jim Bosco, and considering questions such as: What does being connected mean?; What role does connectivity play in the work of teachers?; and What are the factors that constrain connectivity and what can be done to overcome the constraints?
- 6 PM ET Today (Aug 24) – EdLeader21 hosts a webinar on “Leadership for 21st Century Education” , featuring Ken Kay, Valerie Greenhill, and Superintendent Jim Merrill of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in which key initiatives will be outlined and resources will be shared.
Also, in case you missed it, we had a terrific discussion on state-level communities yesterday with Cathy Gassenheimer & John Norton of the Alabama Best Practices Center (as well as Robin Nelson of the Alabama Dept of Ed), Jose Ortega & Jon Knolle of California’s Brokers of Expertise, and John Keller of Indiana’s Learning Connection which, we learned, is approaching full membership (100% of Indiana teachers signed up). Brokers of Expertise and the ABPC are growing (very) rapidly as well. In any case, here’s a transcript/recording of the event.
* 9 AM ET Angela Maiers (link is to the recording of this event), an an award-winning educator, speaker, consultant and professional trainer known for her work in literacy, leadership and global communications, author of Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning, and The Passion-Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching & Learning.
* 1 PM ET Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, CEO of Powerful Learning Practice and the 21st Century Collaborative, author of The Connected Educator (featured in the CEM Book Club), primary creator of the CEM Starter Kit
* 4 PM ET Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT Media Lab in the US and Professor of Educational Technology, at Newcastle University in the UK, creator of the Hole in the Wall project (if you’ve never heard of this eye-opening and inspiring project, you really need to see this talk)
Also don’t miss the post-conference celebration. If there have been any sessions throughout the week you’ve missed, all the keynote recordings are here, and recordings of all the (other) general sessions are here.
Epic-ED Open House: 10 AM – 4 PM ET LIVE TODAY
Epic-Ed, a new community launched this month as part of the CEM celebration by the Consortium for School Networking, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and the US Department of Education, dedicated to supporting building and district-level digital transformation, has a six hour open house today. The community includes a number of innovative features, and if you’ve never participated in a CEM open house before—which allows you to chat live with community staff and members as you explore—be sure to try it out!
The weekend is going to be a quiet one in CEM (other than a chance to kick back with the guys at #satchat on Saturday morning [7:30 AM ET!]). Hopefully everyone will get a chance to recharge and renew as we head into the homestretch!
The CEM Team
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.
The Connected Educators project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under contract (ED-PEP-10-C-0059) with the American Institutes for Research in partnership with five organizations, including the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Forum One Communications, the Friday Institute for Education Innovation, Grunwald Associates LLC, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
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