Next week (August 16-24) will be Leadership Week in Connected Educator Month, highlighting opportunities for building, district, and state leaders to collaborate and learn online. A few of the notable events planned include:
- "7 Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District" (Aug 16, 3 PM ET) and "Leadership for 21st Century Education" (Aug 24, 6 PM ET) offered by EdLeader21—both webinars feature Ken Kay and Valerie Greenhill
- "Ideas that Work: Programs that Support Drop Out Prevention and College and Career Readiness," (Aug 16, 2 PM ET) hosted by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA )
- "Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform," (Aug. 20, 6 PM ET) offered by the American Institutes for Research (AIR)
- "PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools," (Aug 22, 6 AM ET release date), organized by Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)
- "America's Schools and Technology: A Progress Report from the SIAA Vision K-20 Survey," (Aug 22, 12 PM ET), hosted by edWeb and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), featuring Karen Billings, Executive Director of SIIA.
- “What Does The K-12 Horizon Report Say For Connected Educators?” (Aug 22, 1 PM ET), and “Being Connected: An Educational Imperative” (Aug 24, 1 PM ET, featuring Dr. James Bosco), offered by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
- A “Leadership in Motion” forum (Aug 20-31) exploring how to use motion leadership techniques to implement change and build capacity as a change leader, hosted by assess4ed, a US Department of Ed-funded community run by SEDTA.
- "State-Level Online Communities: Challenge & Opportunities," (Aug 23, 2 PM ET) a webinar featuring state-level online community leaders from California (Brokers of Expertise), Alabama (Alabama Best Practices Center), and Indiana (Learning Connection), organized by the Connected Educators Initiative
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CEM Forum Hot Topics: Personal vs. Personalized
In the It’s Personal forum, they're discussing whether personalized learning should be fully the product of student voice and choice, even if this excludes tools and techniques that could allow students to make more rapid progress towards learning goals they don't set for themselves? If educators do include these individualizing and differentiating tools and techniques under the banner of personalization, do we risk student voice and choice getting neglected? http://bit.ly/ItsPersonalForum
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