“Online communities of practice and personal learning networks are grassroots phenomena. Through them, educators are taking charge of their professional learning, and research suggests the value is real and wide ranging,” says Dr. Darren Cambridge, American Institutes for Research (AIR).
On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we are joined by an amazing group of educators as we help to kick off Connected Educator Month http://connectededucators.org/cem/ in our own way—with a conversation about what it all means to us, especially when we think about how important it is to be connected locally and physically as it is to be connected nationally or globally and virtually. Paul Allison, Monika Hardy and Chris Sloan host this conversation about Connected Educator Month (CEM). This special show focus on online communities of practice and includes guests such as:
- Darren Cambridge - http://ncepr.org/darren/, director of the Connected Educator Month project
- Karen Fasimpaur - http://www.k12opened.com/blog/about, founder and organizer of P2PU’s School of Education https://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-ed-pilot/
- Kevin Hodgson - http://dogtrax.edublogs.org of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project http://www.umass.edu/wmwp/
- Pamela Moran - http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=97282&, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools and a teacher-consultant at the Central Virginia Writing Project http://curry.virginia.edu/community-programs/professional-development/cvwp/
- Paul Oh - National Writing Project http://dcomposing.com (http://www.nwp.org) Program Associate
- Valerie Burton - http://about.me/VRBurton English teacher and new member of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project http://gnowp.org/
Let’s connect the rest of August and beyond!