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Friday, August 3 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Connected Education and The First Six Weeks (Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, Kate Berten, Andrew Gardner [mod], Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod])

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The key “to-dos” to get 2012–2013 off to a great start in the classroom, and how online communities and networks help make it great.

The first 6 weeks of school always marks new beginning, whether you are a new teacher getting bearings and building strategies for classroom management, or whether you're a seasoned teacher looking to expand your reach and exposure to other educators.

This is the kick-off event for The First Six Weeks, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What are the key to-dos to get 2012–13 off to a great start in the classroom, and how can educators stay on top of and successfully manage all the competing demands involved?
  • How can teachers use online communities and networks to help with this most critical period of the new school year we’re all planning for?
  • What should communities and networks themselves be doing during this period?
  • How can communities and networks best adapt to changing needs of educators throughout the year?

The kick-off will consist of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Andrew Gardner.  Panelists include Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, and Kate Berten.



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Kate Berten

Kate Berten studies arts and earned a  BFA in Communications Design from Syracuse University. From Syracuse she moved to Seattle to enjoy the outdoors and work in graphic design. As a graphic designer she loved exploring new topics and communicating what she learned to others. Eventually this love of learning led her to get a Masters in Education at the University of Portland. Kate taught 5th and 6th grade and Seattle and more recently has... Read More →
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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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Andrew Gardner

Senior Manager BrainPOP Educators, BrainPOP
Andrew Gardner has more than a decade of experience teaching and integrating technology with young children. As Senior Manager of BrainPOP Educators, Andrew is building an online community of over 300,000 teachers, sharing his insight and guiding conversations about best practices, perspectives, and creative technology integration. Prior to BrainPOP, Andrew taught at The School at Columbia University, where he served as technology integrator... Read More →
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Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt is an elementary school principal and technology integrator/coach from Pennsylvania. She believes in learner-centered, passion-driven educational experiences, and seeks to model for her students and staff the power of connected learning. Her thoughts on learning can be found on The Principal’s Posts. She also contributes to Powerful Learning Practice's Voices from the Learning Revolution and Connected Principals. Lyn enjoys... Read More →
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Jane Krauss

Jane Krauss is a longtime classroom teacher and expert on project-based learning with technology. She is coauthor with Suzie Boss of Reinventing Project-Based Learning and the new book Thinking Through Projects (Corwin, 2013). Jane teachers professional development workshops and courses on PBL and develops curriculum and programs for a variety of clients, most recently the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Corwin, ISTE and... 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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David Rosas

David is an educator and native New Yorker. Having taught various grades from Kindergarten to 7th grade for 12 years, this year David is embarking on a new endeavor as assistant principal at The Ethical Community Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Infusing culturally relevant teaching and critical race theory into his work with children and teachers stems from his personal experiences as a student in schools, growing up within a... Read More →

Friday August 3, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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