Connected Educator Month Book Club SelectionsOne of last year’s most popular Connected Educator Month features, the CEM Book Club, will be returning with (something nicer than) a vengeance this year — there will be four book clubs, each featuring a notable author and their work. A new book club will kickoff each week during October. Each book club will last six weeks each, but discussions can continue long after the book club ends

  • When –  A new book launches each week in the month of October
  • Where – In a cool new CEM educational community called edConnectr
  • How – Twitter chats and webinars with the authors, asynchronous exploration of the key ideas with others in the club, weekly author updates and videos.
  • Why – “None of us is as smart as all of us.” You will learn new things and make connections with interesting people.

Book Club Schedule

October 1 – 7pm – Book Club Twitter chat hosted by the four CEM feature book authors. Join us for a lively conversation around key themes in the books. Plenty of time for Q&A.

October 1Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave kickoff

October 7The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age kickoff

October 21Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom kickoff

October 28What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media kickoff

Grab your free book

Invent to LearnWe’ll be sharing more details about the clubs in the days ahead, but wanted you to know that in preparation, the Kindle version of one of this year’s featured books, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, is being offered free to CEM participants (and maybe others, too) between now and Friday, September 20. Details here.

Be sure to join edConnectr, as all book club events and discussions will be happening there.

First CEM Video Released

A compelling cast of connected educators at all levels are the stars of our first video, explaining why connection is so important, how they got there, and what it has meant to them as educators–a great mind-stuffer for your favorite unconnected colleague, coming to a hyperlink near you.

Ongoing Events & Activities

Three reminders about great pre-CEM events underway, in case you missed them earlier:

For more CEM help and resources,  see the CEM Getting Started page, which includes links to our CEM Starter Kit, Help Desk, District/LEA Toolkit, and more.  Participating organizations should be sure to check out the CEM Resource Center to plan activities/events and get the word out about them.

The following two tabs change content below.

Powerful Learning Practice

During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.

Latest posts by Powerful Learning Practice (see all)

Share this: