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Connected Educator Month
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.  Here’s the schedule at a glance:

  • October 1, 3-4:30 PM ET — Connected Leadership
  • October 1, 5-6:30 PM ET — From Connection To Collaboration
  • October 1, 9-10:30 PM ET — Innovating STEM & Literacy
  • October 2, 5-6:30 PM ET — Making It Count: Integrating Informal and Formal PD
  • October 2, 7-8:30 PM ET — Personalized Learning
  • October 2, 9-10:30 PM ET — 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. We’ll be giving you more details about each of these panels over the next three days–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 below–we hope to see all of you there!

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Powerful Learning Practice Events

Join PLP for some great Connected Educator Month events – more to come!

October 9, 5:30pm – 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 – through action research, lesson plan studies, virtual classroom visits, and more. Register for this free, one hour webinar, where you’ll chat live with PLP staff and other PLPeeps who have been through our professional learning programs.

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October 15, 9pm – Webinar: Teaching Online & Blended Learning

Learning today takes place anywhere and anytime. To meet the needs of today’s connected learner, today’s educator needs to be fluent in new media literacies. Powerful Learning Practice’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, we’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 don’t miss out on this free sneak preview.

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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 here’s your chance for a sneak peek inside this top PD organization. Join us for an open house where we’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.

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CEM Book Clubs Open For Sign Up

book-clubThe 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 year’s books include:

  • Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave – starts October 1
  • The Connected Educator: Learning And Leading In A Digital Age — starting October 7
  • Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom — starting October 21
  • What School Leaders Need To Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media — Starting October 28

Each club will run for six weeks on edConnectr, CEM’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.

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Don’t forget to follow the #ce13 hashtag to keep up with what’s happening!

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