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11AM-12:30PM US-Eastern Daylight Time
Professional Learning & The Learning Profession: 21st Century PD
The education revolution is underway, but so is the school year, or it’s about to be. What we can and should be doing to develop ourselves as 21st century educators was the focus of a CEM kick-off panel and month-long forum, and many CEM events and activities created by participating groups were focused on professional development in one form or another. We’ll use all of the above, and the help of thought leaders like Brian Crosby, Jackie Gerstein, Lucy Gray, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (moderator), Will Richardson, Lani Ritter Hall, Stephanie Sandifer (and more) to communally generate a PD road map for ourselves, as well as action items to share with the department and the field.
1-2:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time
The First Six Weeks: Getting 2012-13 Off To The Right Start
More immediately upon us are the critical first six weeks of the school year, which so often set the tone for what we can achieve throughout. For this reason, the first six weeks were a final CEM kick-off and forum focus, and an implicit target of many CEM events and activities. Of all the main CEM themes, this is the one we most fully control ourselves today, and as result this open discussion, drawing on the First Six Weeks forum and other relevant CEM events/activities, as well as the expertise of Becky Bair,Suzie Boss, Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, Thomas Diener, Lyn Hilt, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (moderator), Brenda Sherry, Peter Skillen, and others, will be about generating takeaways and action items not for the Department or ‘the field,’ but forourselves, to begin to put in place today.
3-4:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time
Connected Educator Month: What We’ve Learned
Beyond the explicit themes of CEM, there have been a huge range of events and activities during the month. And even within the areas most explicitly covered, there has probably been more learned than we can all assimilate right away. In this final CEM session of the month, moderated by Karen Cator of the US Department of Education, with the help of a number of special guests, including Barnett Berry, Milton Chen, Gavin Dykes, Julie Hiltz. Stacy Kasse, Stephanie Sandifer, and others, we consider the entire expanse of CEM activities and seek to distill them down to a handful of the top takeaways we can and should all carry with us into the school year and beyond, as well as the top policy implications of the month. If you’ve enjoyed Connected Educator Month and can make one more event, please come to this one and show your support. And celebrate with us too, of course.
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