This showed up in m inbox yesterday – and since today is an early rise for a travel day – I’ll post it now.
I should note that the first year this occurred it was pushed heavily by the digital learning folks. But this year I don’t see them mentioning it much at all…
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Greetings Connected Educator Leaders & Supporters–
There are now just 13 days until the start of this year’s Connected Educator Month (can you feel it coming?) and a lot of great new groups can’t wait and are getting in on the action early…
Adobe Youth Voices: Create Change Course
Sept 21-Nov 30. CEM sponsor Adobe’s run of CEM events continues with an online course designed to prepare educators to lead youth media making for creative skill development and social change.
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation’s signature global initiative to increase creativity in education. To date, AYV programs are active in over 55 countries, impacting 190,000 youth worldwide. In sync with CEM’s Student Agency, Student Voice theme, for the first time this online course will make available to educators and the general public all of the key elements of this successful program…
PS For who missed Scratch creator Mitch Resnick of the MIT Media Lab’s special event for Adobe yesterday, you can get the archive here.
Get More Involved For 2014
There are so many ways to get involved with Connected Educator Month in 2014. We’ve put together a “best of” list for organizations and individual supporters. Whether you only want to send out a couple tweets or perhaps would like to own a bigger piece of the pie, there’s a way for you to get involved.
This Week’s Crowdfunding Contest–Final Hours
Our efforts to work with you to support connected education year-round continue via our inaugural crowdfunding campaign. Get two donations of any size to the campaign by midnight tonight (Sept 18) for a chance to win a $500 Amazon.com shopping spree.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a new contest that’s even better–that’s how important we think it is that we master this powerful new tool connected educators are uniquely qualified to wield–and the sooner you join, the more chances you’ll have to win!AFT/TES Constitution Contest: Trip To Montpelier
Sept 17-Nov 4. We told you yesterday about their PD contest, but Share My Lesson, the partnership between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Times Educational Supplement (TES) actually has another great contest running through CEM in celebration of Constitution Week (Sept 17-23).Create and upload a lesson plan on the Constitution to Share My Lesson and you could win an all-expenses paid trip to Montpelier, the home of James Madison, father of the US Constitution!
Tech & Learning/Google: Empowering Students With Project-Based Learning
1:00 PM ET, Sept 24. Empowering Students With Project-Based Learning and Google Tablets. Tech & Learning Magazine and Google For Education join forces for an inspiring webinar on how a New York school is using tablets with their local community to improve their regions trails, reduce water pollution, and more…
Triumph Learning: Redefining Fair
3:00 PM ET, Sept 22. Differentiation, Assessment & Grading: Redefining Fair. Gates grantee Triumph Learning makes its CEM debut in collaboration with edWeb on a discussion led by Plan-Teach-Assess’s Damian Cooper that invites educators to rethink how we need to redefine our understanding of “fairness” and “excellence” in 21st century schools.
ISTE/SIIA: What Games Do Well In School?
4:00 PM ET, Sept 22 What Games Do Well In School? The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), ISTE’s Games & Simulations Network (GSN) and Virtual Environments Network (VEN), Filament Games and edWeb come together for a discussion led by Filament Games CEO Lee Wilson focused on answering the two core questions educators face when integrating games into curriculum: WHAT aspects of classroom practice are games especially well-suited for and WHEN should they be used?
BrainPop/The LAMP: Media Literacy With The LAMP
4:00 PM ET, Sept 22 Media Literacy With The LAMP. The LAMP (Learning About Media Project) teaches students throughout New York City how to access, analyze, and create media. In conjunction with CEM’s Student Agency, Student Voice theme, BrainPOP’s Andrew Gardner and The LAMPs Alan Berry explore the importance of teaching students to think critically about media, highlighting the free teaching resources The LAMP offers as well as its vast library of student-produced videos…
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