The Connected Educators Book Club is an opportunity to read books about or related to connected learning and online communities, then discuss them with your peers and in some cases the author, through asynchronous (self-paced) dialog (in a Book Club Ning) and through other scheduled activities such as Twitter chats, webinars and more. You’ll also receive weekly emails from the club highlighting the latest book-related discussions and events.
Our first book is, appropriately, The Connected Educator, which compellingly lays out a step-by-step path to using online connected communities to become a connected learner engaged in do-it- yourself professional development. Even if you think you know it all, we promise this book club will be engaging and thought-provoking. You can buy a copy of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age here.
The CEM Book Club Community will also feature other books. We are doing an All Call for organizations, authors or facilitators who would like to add their book to the official Connected Educators Book Club community to let us know. We will help you set up a Book Club Group, get your book added to the list of choices, and start to promote your book here and through our other Connected Educator Month channels. (Newsletter, Blog, Radio)
Even though the book club officially starts October 1, 2014 you can jump in at anytime. Simply make your way to the Book Club NING and join. Check back often as books will be added throughout the month. Here is a welcome video (different than video above) to get you started in the Book Club space.