There are only seven more days until the launch of Connected Educator Month!
CEM Kickoff Panels Announced
The Connected Educator Month kickoff is set, with six highly interactive, participatory, thought-provoking panels on the six key CEM 2013 themes that will jump-start discussions and actions in the month ahead. Hereâ€™s the schedule at a glance:
October 1, 3-4:30 PM ET â€” Connected Leadership
October 1, 5-6:30 PM ET â€” From Connection To Collaboration
October 1, 9-10:30 PM ET â€” Innovating STEM & Literacy
October 2, 5-6:30 PM ET â€” Making It Count: Integrating Informal and Formal PD
October 2, 7-8:30 PM ET â€” Personalized Learning
October 2, 9-10:30 PM ET â€” 21st Century Classroom Management
Panelists, moderators, and facilitators will include Don Buckley, Al Byers, Darren Cambridge, Tom Carroll, Kathy Cassidy, Sam Chaudhary, Jeanne Century, Candice Dodson, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Steve Hargadon, Chris Lehmann, Scott McLeod, Pam Moran, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Kecia Ray, Sir Ken Robinson, Eric Sheninger, David Warlick, Kent Williamson, Jessie Wooley Wilson, Connie Yowell, and more. Weâ€™ll be giving you more details about each of these panels over the next three daysâ€“plus two other special opening events (the gaps you might have noticed in the schedule above). You can sign up to attend via the link belowâ€“we hope to see all of you there!
Powerful Learning Practice Events
Join PLP for some great Connected Educator Month events â€“ more to come!
October 9, 5:30pm â€“ Webinar: Peek inside the Life of a Connected Learner
Spend an hour chatting with Powerful Learning Practice and find out how to learn like connected learners do â€“ through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, where youâ€™ll chat live with PLP staff and other PLPeeps who have been through our professional learning programs.
October 15, 9pm â€“ Webinar: Teaching Online & Blended Learning
Learning today takes place anywhere and anytime. To meet the needs of todayâ€™s connected learner, todayâ€™s educator needs to be fluent in new media literacies. Powerful Learning Practiceâ€™s Teaching Online & Blended Learning eCourse prepares you to be an online professor, teach online courses in blended environments such as a virtual school, or teach blended courses in traditional settings. In this 90 minute free webinar, weâ€™ll explore creating an online syllabus, designing discussions, and questioning techniques for online and blended learning. A new section of Teaching Online & Blended Learning launches January 6, so donâ€™t miss out on this free sneak preview.
October 22, 9pm - Powerful Learning Practice Open House
Powerful Learning Practice is a world leader in professional learning for 21st century educators. Have you ever wondered about the different programs, courses, and learning opportunities PLP offers? Well hereâ€™s your chance for a sneak peek inside this top PD organization. Join us for an open house where weâ€™ll explore the PLP Connected Learner Experience, eCourses, community hub, PLPress (our publishing arm), and more. Meet PLP staff and take this live tour complete with chat.
CEM Book Clubs Open For Sign Up
The highly popular CEM book club has been expanded from one book last year to four this year, with a different book kicking off every week in October. This yearâ€™s books include:
Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Donâ€™t Leave â€“ starts October 1
The Connected Educator: Learning And Leading In A Digital Age â€” starting October 7
Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom â€” starting October 21
What School Leaders Need To Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media â€” Starting October 28
Each club will run for six weeks on edConnectr, CEMâ€™s new matchmaking platform, and include a mix of live events and asynchronous discussions, with the authors of each book involved throughout. To find out more (including links to get copies of the books) and sign up for the club, visit the CEM Book Club page. And join us for an opening Twitter chat with all the authors on October 1, 7 PM ET, hashtag #ce13
Calendar of Events
There are now more than 150 events & activities on the CEM calendar, with many more slated to be added, and the month is already surging forward and bursting at the seams with several notable events coming up in the next few days.
Donâ€™t forget to follow the #ce13 hashtag to keep up with whatâ€™s happening!