Connected Educator Month (CEM) begins on 1 October and brings a new approach to educators’ professional learning by bringing networking, knowledge, professional development and community together all online, all month.
CEM is a series of online events and activities, including forums and conversations with experts, webinars, virtual guided tours, book groups, Maori and Pasifika learning, live streams from the ULearn14 Conference, and more. Events are pulled together in a collaborative, online calendar that will connect you withother like-minded educators. CEM aims to give educators the opportunity to engage in professional learning conversations in safe online spaces, help to develop online and digital skills, grow professional networks, and transfer knowledge back to learners and colleagues.
Be a connected leader and share your own event
CORE Education, as the lead CEM coordinator, invites other organisations, educators and leaders to showcase their professional learning online during October. To run an event, all you do is add your event to the calendar. You can offer any online event or activity, such as sharing and promoting educational stories, resources or services or raising awareness of services. To help you plan your event, Core Education has put together some tips and advice.
Curious about online communities, blogging and social media?
For beginners who want to learn about digital technologies and use them more effectively, try the Starter Kete/Kit, 31 days of online learning from the basics ‘what is a hashtag’ and creating your own digital story through to how you can implement that in the classroom.
Spread the word
To spread the word to your fellow educators, CORE Education has put together resources, posters and logos that you can download, add to your website or online profile, email or print a copy for your staffroom.
Source: Core Education
More at connectededucator.org.nz