|Hello again CEM supporters!
We’re almost there. A lot of buzz about Connected Educator Month at the Bammys this weekend and we heard from many groups about exciting plans that have not yet hit the calendar (we also know a lot of great groups, like Discovery Educator Network, are having discussions about what to do in October too).
We hope you’re helping us spread the CEM word, and getting your friends/colleagues signed up for all the latest news and updates (here’s the CEM signup link–http://bit.ly/cem_newsletter_signup). You’ll not only be doing us a solid, but also helping support all the great groups putting in many hours to create and run CEM events this year.
SIIA, Texas Instruments, edWeb: PD In The Middle East
11 AM ET, Sept 30 Professional Development and Teacher Training in the Middle East The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Texas Instruments, and edWeb help kick off the global CEM and our Diversity & Inclusiveness theme with a special discussion of teacher professional development in one of the world’s most critical and troubled areas, the Middle East, led by Haif Bannayan of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy…
Apple Joins CEM: Using Social Media — Amazing Professional Development
8 PM ET, September 30 Using Social Media — Amazing Professional Development Apple is joining Connected Educator Month this year with a number of events and activities, the heart of which will be a series of Twitter chats led by Apple Distinguished Educators taking place every Tuesday during the month at 8 PM ET, all at hashtag #ADEchat. The topic of the first session is “Using Social Media — Amazing Professional Development.” More soon on the rest of the slate…
http://bit.ly/cem_adechats (hashtag #ADEchat)
Edutopia: Guide To CEM 2014
Charter CEM supporter Edutopia has launched its own contributions to the month with a 2014 edition of its Resources For Connected Educator Month guide, which includes their recommendations for the best ways to get started, best ways to get more connected, best connected education resources, and more–including a vehicle to continue to get updates with additional guidance and tips throughout the month…
PS The fully updated CEM Starter Kit with 31 days worth of ways to get more connected has been released as well. And districts will continue to find 2013’s evergreen district toolkit chock full of great CEM information, including self-assessments, embedded videos and more…
PLP: Wikis 101–Last Day To Sign Up
Sept 29-October 10. Wikis have long been one of the most powerful connected formats in the right hands–make them yours, and your students’–in this timely short course led by CEM core partner Powerful Learning Practice. You’ll learn how to create and collaborate in the format, create engaging wiki-based lessons and activities, and more…
http://bit.ly/plp_wikis_101 (details, registration)
First Theme Kick Off: Student Agency, Student Voice
7 PM ET, October 1 Making Space And Time For Student Agency And Voice (direct link) Led by Educator Innovator, powered by the National Writing Project with support from the MacArthur Foundation/Connected Learning Alliance, CEM’s Student Agency, Student Voice, and the Maker Movement theme officially kicks off on CEM’s opening day with a panel focusing on how we can create opportunities, space, and time for all youth to be agents in their own learning.
Panelists will include Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Paul Oh, Laura Bradley, Kim Douillard, Jo Paraiso, and special guests, including you! Reserve your seat (and/or get a link to the archive if you can’t make it) today…
http://bit.ly/student_agency_kickoff_signup (registration–to get reminder and archive)
http://bit.ly/cem_student_agency_kickoff (direct link)
Adobe: Student Newsletter Webinars
CEM 2014 sponsor Adobe also helps kick off CEM’s Student Agency, Student Voice theme with two discussions on how to use InDesign to create awesome student newsletters:
11-11:30 AM ET, Oct 1 Create A School Newsletter with InDesign Make a great-looking school newsletter with Adobe InDesign! Learn a set of simple tasks that help you and your students create a publication for your class, club, or team.
6-6:30 PM ET, Oct 1 Adding Polish to Your Newsletter with InDesign Build your Adobe InDesign skills! Learn some advanced techniques for creating newsletters, including how to reuse settings from other InDesign files.
http://bit.ly/adobe_create_nletter (create newsletter webinar)
http://bit.ly/adobe_nletter_polish (adding polish to your newsletter webinar)
Adobe will have a full slate of events & activities this month–we hope you’ll be able to attend as many as you can, and spread the word about them all; we want to support groups like Adobe who are stepping up financially to support connected education.
NAESP/NASSP/Connected Principals: Supporting Tech Integration In Schools
8 PM ET, Oct 2 How Principals Can Best Support Technology Integration In Their Schools The popular CEM CPChats, a collaboration between the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and Connected Principals, are back every Thursday at 8PM throughout the month. These events were among the highlights of CEM 2013, and all educators are welcome–principals are key to the connected education movement, and we know you all have ideas to help.
The first discussion, on how principals can best support technology integration, will be led by Jason Markey, principal of East Leyden High School (IL) and winner of NASSP’s 2014 Digital Principal Award, and Rosie Vojtek, principal of Ivy Drive Elementary School (CT) and president of ISTE’s special interest group for administrators (SIGADMIN)
EdSurge/Google: Engaging Students In Computer Science
3 PM ET Oct 1 A Fresh Perspective On Engaging Students In Computer Science: Google’s CS First Program Join Google’s Kate Berrio and EdSurge Associate Editor Mary Jo Madda for a discussion of Google’s new CS First program, designed by a team of educators and computer scientists to get students, particularly those in underrepresented groups in technology, interested in coding through afterschool and summer programs, with a fun, engaging and collaborative curriculum, of course.
Get all the details on free tools for coding, outcomes from the CS First initial pilot, and how you can bring this program to your school or district (and as with all sessions on the edWeb platform, you’ll automatically be emailed a CE certificate for attending live)…
Create A Calendar Profile
The new CEM calendar offers many enhancements over last year’s version. One is that you can create a free personal account for yourself that will allow you to create a custom CEM calendar that you can integrate with your own calendar system–it’ll automatically send you reminders for events you’re interested in too! Learn more here…
http://bit.ly/ce14cal_about (including how to videos)
Thanks, as always, for all you do to support CEM!
The CEM Team
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