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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.


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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 Montg... 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... 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.  Caren has completed course work toward... Read More →
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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, Powerful Learning Practice
Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of  Powerful Learning Practice.  She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Blackboard Collaborate
  Forum Kickoff