Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Tuesday and Wednesday - Big Kickoff Days for Connected Educator Month!

The opening sessions of this year’s CEM once again feature a terrific lineup of thought leaders and influencers, including panels covering each of the key themes for the month and including a couple of new events, a special kick-off event with Secretary Duncan, a CEM opening celebration and a CEM town hall. Registration is not required, but you can sign up for all of them here, which will get you a reminder the day before each event, and a link to archives afterwards, in case you can’t attend in person.

But we really hope you’ll be able to come, because this isn’t going to be your typical ‘sit and get’ webinarbecause CEM is about community, our events are highly interactive and participatory; watching a recording won’t be the same as the opportunity to be there, mixing it up with the panelists, really being heard, and getting your questions answered.
Click on the links below to get access to more detailed event descriptions, panelist bios, sign up/registration, and access to the rooms…

duncan_kickoffSecretary Duncan’s CEM Kickoff, October 1, 2:00 PM ET.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off Connected Educators Month with an “EduAllStars” Podcast, where he will highlight President Obama’s ConnectED proposal to expand access to high-speed broadband to 99 percent of students and how education can be strengthened when teachers are provided opportunities to connect with their colleagues around the country.

connectedleadership panelConnected Leadership, October 1, 3:00-4:30 PM ET. What is connected leadership, why is it important, what are some simple steps leaders can take to get more connected, and what does the future hold?  A highly participatory discussion featuring Candice Dodson, Valerie Greenhill, and Chris Lehmann, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach facilitating.

connecttocollaborateFrom Connection To CollaborationOctober 1, 5:00-6:30 PM ET.  How to get to the ultimate goal of connected education: collaboration to move the field forward.  A wide-ranging interactive discussion ranging from basic tips to the latest models, with Tom Carroll, Kecia Ray, Mark Prensky, Connie Yowell, and Yong Zhao, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach facilitating.

gala_rawCEM Opening Celebration/Gala, October 1, 7:00-8:30 PM ET.  An opportunity for CEM participants to meet, greet, and reunite. We’ll be providing an overview of the month’s programming, highlighting what’s new and different from CEM 2012, introducing key members of the team, sharing stories of connection (to create a resource to share with the less connected), a few surprises, games, and enjoying all the fruits of being connected…

innovatingstemliteracyInnovating STEM and Literacy, October 1, 9-10:30 PM ET.  What are the latest innovations in these two education pillars, what are their overlaps and reinforcements, and what do these fields have to offer each other?  A discussion led by a strong panel from both disciplines, including Don Buckley, Jeanne Century, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and Kent Williamson, Darren Cambridge facilitating.

townhall_rawCEM Town Hall, October 2, 3-4:30 PM ET.  We’ll all be sharing plans for the month, seeking (additional) partners and collaborators, discussing how we’re collectively going to get the word out, make things happen (a lot of innovation and co-construction happens during CEM), and lay the groundwork to insure the momentum for connected education continues beyond October 31. Questions will be welcome, as will discussions on any topic, and even (more) new ideas…

makingitcountMaking It Count–Integrating Formal and Informal PD, October 2, 5:00-6:30 PM ET.  A practical discussion of how professional learning educators do every day in online communities and networks can be formally recognized and impact formal PD, led by a panel of educators at all levels, including Al Byers, Darren Cambridge, Pam Moran, and Eric Sheninger, who are already engaged in making it happen, Steve Hargadon facilitating.

personalizedlearningPersonalized Learning, October 2, 7:00-8:30 PM ET.  How close are we to realizing the dream of true personalized learning, what still has to happen, and what practical steps can educators take using connected technologies to personalize more today? A mix of tech leaders and award-winning classroom educators discuss with you, including Kathy Cassidy, Will Richardson, David Warlick, and Jessie Wooley-Wilson, Darren Cambridge facilitating.

21stcenturyclassroommanagement21st Century Classroom ManagementOctober 2, 9:00-10:30 ET.  What does classroom management mean in an era of 1:1 computing, BYOD, flipped classrooms, technology-driven personalized learning and other innovations intended to address discipline issues even more directly?  Sam Chaudhary, Jane Nelsen, Jeanne Poduska, and Marsha Ratzel work with you late into the night, Steve Hargadon facilitating.

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