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Thursday, August 2 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Beyond Top Down: Distributed Leadership and Teacher-Led Change (Shelly Blake-Plock, Suzie Boss, Lisa Dabbs, Bill Ferriter, Shelly Terrell, Steve Hargadon [mod[)

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This is the kick-off event for Beyond Top Down, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What are the ways educators can use networks and online communities to effect change in their school, their district, and their profession in the coming school year and beyond?
  • How can grassroots networks and distributed leadership shape the future of education? How can decision makers at all levels be informed by and be responsive to expertise these networks enact? 

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Steve Hargadon.  Panelists will include Shelly Blake-Plock, Suzie Boss, Lisa Dabbs, Bill Ferriter, and Shelly Terrell.

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Shelly Blake-Plock

Co Executive Director at Digital Harbor Foundation
Shelly Blake-Plock isnterested in all aspects of participatory learning, networked design, and inspired creativity; fully engaged in the discussion at the intersection of social technology, learning, and new media. Currently working on the development of community technology centers to spread digital literacy and to build innovation capacity in inner city Baltimore.
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Suzie Boss

Organizations/Affiliations: Edutopia blogger, Buck Institute for Education, ISTE author
I'm a journalist who writes about the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. Author of Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and co-author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, I'm inspired by educators who push the boundaries of the traditional classroom. I'm on the National Faculty of the Buck Institute for... Read More →
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Lisa Dabbs

Lisa Dabbs has extensive administrative background as a school principal, federal project director, instructional coach, adjunct faculty and consultant in the education industry. Independent Consultant, Blogger, Speaker, Presenter and Faculty Member in The Digital Teaching Series.  Her current projects include: Core Member of Edutopia.org Blogging Team.  Consulting with Edutopia.org, to provide blog... Read More →
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Bill Ferriter

Bill is national board-certified teacher who teaches sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher in a PLC near Raleigh, North Carolina. Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide. His trainings include how to use blogs, wikis, and podcasts in the classroom; the role of iTunes in teaching and learning; and the power of digital moviemaking. Bill has also developed schoolwide technology rubrics and surveys... Read More →
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Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education thought-provoker,  teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is also the host of American TESOL's Free Friday Webinars and Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTON nominated ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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