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Wednesday, August 1 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Professional Learning and the Learning Profession (Cathy Gassenheimer, Jackie Gerstein, Caren Levine, Stephanie Sandifer, Kathy Schrock, Will Richardson, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod])

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This is the kick-off event for Professional Learning and the Learning Profession, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What and where are the best (social) opportunities for educators to work on and learn for their practice in the coming year?
  • What steps should every educator consider taking to become more connected, and what are the key resources that can help?
  • In what kinds of learning do teachers (and other educators) need to be engaged in the 21st century, and how will technology help?
  • What are the key methodological and content trends in the classroom (e.g., flipped classrooms, core standards) with which technology (in general) and communities or networks (specifically) can impact and help?


The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Panelists will include Cathy Gassenheimer, Jackie Gerstein, Caren Levine, Stephanie Sandifer, Kathy Schrock, and Will Richardson.

 


Speakers
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Cathy Gassenheimer

Executive Vice President of the Alabama Best Practices Center
Cathy is the Executive Vice President of the Alabama Best Practices Center, a division of the A+ Education Partnership (www.bestpracticescenter.org). She currently serves on the Learning Forward’s (formerly National Staff Development Council) Conference Content Planning Committee, the Governor’s Commission on Quality Teaching, and the Governor’s Conference on School Leadership. She also serves on the Board of the Montgomery... Read More →
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Jackie Gerstein

Dr. Jackie Gerstein’s byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing, and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” She has been teaching face-to-face and online for several decades. Currently, she teaches Master’s level online courses in Educational Technology for Boise State, Argosy, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. Her background... Read More →
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Caren Levine

Caren Levine is a consultant specializing in educational media and technology at Etheoreal (http://etheoreal.com) and is Director of the Learning Network at Darim Online (http://www.darimonline.org). Her areas of interest include communities of practice, online learning, professional development, and the integration of social media for educational and non-profit organizations to assist them in doing their work in more connected ways... Read More →
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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, 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 across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to... Read More →
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Will Richardson

Co-founder, Powerful Learning Practice
Will Richardson  is an internationally respected author, speaker and blogger with 22 years of public educator experience whose focus is helping educators realize the potential of Web 2.0 technologies in their own personal and professional practice and in their classrooms. Will Richardson’s  first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin Press, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies... Read More →
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Stephanie Sandifer

Educator, Lagniappe Learning
I am an educator, consultant, busy mom, and author with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. I currently teach online courses in education, art history, and humanities at the college level, art appreciation and AP Art History online at the high school level, serve on the Advisory Boards for A+UP (new middle school in Houston Museum District) and the SXSWedu Conference, serve as Technology Committee Chair for the PTO at my... Read More →
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Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, an adjunct education professor, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently teaching online graduate courses for Wilkes University, as part of the Wilkes-Discovery masters program in instructional media and for Arcadia University. Kathy is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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