Network to Learn, Collaborate to Innovate
Online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing “just in time” access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. However, many educators are not yet participating and others aren’t realizing the full benefits. In many cases, schools, districts, and states also are not recognizing and rewarding this essential professional learning.
For these reasons, the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative is launching Connected Educator Monthin August 2012. Throughout August, there will be coordinated opportunities to participate in events and activities in dozens of online locations to develop skills and enhance one’s personal learning network.
Connecting and learning in communities of practice is highly recommended by the United States Department of Education for all educators and is becoming more readily accepted by the educator community as a key driver for digital transformations at the classroom, school and district levels.
Know New Ideas and Knovation are sponsors for this important initiative - check out our exciting August schedule of activities and topics below. Also, find out how joining and contributing to the Know New Ideas community can help you, what you can find and what you can do.
Join Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP, as she explores the nuances and benefits of game based learning, including the unique resources available from BrainPOP's GameUP.
Join Dr. James Basham, Special Education Professor at the University of Kansas, as he shares insight into Universal Design for Learning, what are the critical elements and how do you plan your instruction to address them.
Join Kathy Brautigam, Senior Strategist for policy, planning and practice in education technologies and former Director of the Bureau of Educational Technology at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as she shares insight into transformations taking place in schools today - from every stakeholder and level - and how they are shaping the future of education and learning.
Join us as we show you all the wonderful reasons to join a professional learning community and start participating in the conversations about education.
Watch for our recorded guided tour coming soon!
Join Knovation Chief Academic Officer Steve Nordmark as he covers the 6 major trends in technology and education. This webinar will introduce all the trends and our discussion formats within the education community.