CEM Resources for Participating Orgs
Take Part In The Conversation…
Help Get The Word Out…
- Get the CEM basic promotional package – Includes the promotional graphics, sample text promos, and postcard described below.
- Download, create, and post promos using the CEM graphics kit – Includes 20+ promotional graphics in a variety of sizes and approaches, plus the CEM logo. We expect to be adding a fuller promotional graphic kit with additional designs and sizes–we’ll email you when it’s ready if you’re on the mailing list.
- Create, post/send out promos using the CEM text kit – Six pages of potential site promos, sample tweets, email newsletter blurbs, plus a dedicated e-mailing.
- Hand or mail out CEM postcards – We’ve provided a print-ready file for you and/or your members to download, make copies of, and distribute–a great way to reach out to the less connected!
- Hand out CEM flyers — For less-connected audiences who need more than a postcard, here’s this year’s official one-pager. And here’s a version for our international colleagues around the globe!
- Share or embed the official CEM 2013 video — Featuring connected educators at all levels talking about what connection means to them (hoping to add a shorter version for those who need it soon)
- Put the #CE13 Twitter widget on your site – Code and instructions to embed a CEM Twitter widget on your site (it’s easy) so you can track and share CEM-related Twitter traffic throughout the month (this year’s version is unstyled to make it even easier to adapt to your site’s look and feel)
- Reach out to your SEA colleagues — if you’ve got colleagues or members working in state departments of education, this link explains how SEAs can benefit from participating in CEM and provides supporting resources (which we’ll be adding to soon)
- Give your district-level colleagues a great new CEM toolkit — written by (and with) district-level educators with many years of expertise, with sections created especially for school systems at different levels of connectedness, and chock-full of videos and helpful links
Plan, Put An Event/Activity on the CEM Calendar…
- See the event at a glance — This is an outline of the core programming and outreach we’re currently planning, which many have found useful to take a look at, especially given the scope of the event. You can leave us comments on the doc as well. And here’s a PowerPoint we delivered at the first CEM Town Hall going through the features and plans for the event with more details (and illustrations) than in the outline above, as well as access to a recording of the Town Hall itself.
- Seed your brainstorming with two docs full of CEM ideas – One on high-level CEM considerations, CEM themes and showcases, the other on ideas for specific formats and topics. These are updates to a document many 2012 groups found helpful, including lots of new info and ideas based on how CEM 2012 (and beyond) unfolded (which is why it’s now two docs instead of one!), as well as ways to think bigger than just what you can get done by October!
- Cross-promote/collaborate with others — 47 of the 50 most attended CEM events last year involved two or more organizations, and much of the activity overall was driven by organizations cross-promoting each others’ events. To facilitate this, we’ve created a simple matchmaking document you can use to share your cross-promotion/collaboration interests and find other groups to work with. There’s even a special contest/challenge matchmaker for prizes looking for contests and vice versa. And here are some more tips on collaboration and cross-promotion during CEM. As connected educators, we have a vested interest in especially supporting groups that are collaborating or seeking to collaborate by participating in matchmaking activities like this, so we hope you’ll join us on it.
- Check out what others are doing — Here’s a direct link to the CEM calendar
- Put your event/activity on the CEM 2013 calendar — The new and streamlined submission form, which will allow you better tag your events & activities, among other benefits (and here are some tips to help you add events early and often). Instructions for editing your calendar entry(ies) here.
- Hold an open house in your online community — Community open houses allow educators to explore your site and ask you questions about it live (using a tool we created for CEM)–here’s a screenshot of an example, and what it looks like live. One of the most popular event formats in 2012 (over 10% of last year’s CEM events were open houses), you don’t have to embed or mess with any code on your site to to hold one–just send us your home page URL–and put your open house(s) on the calendar.
- Archive your event–send us an archive of your event (recording, transcript, videos, blog posts–whatever you’ve got) to add to our growing CEM archive. Many educators can’t get to live events (or will only hear about them afterwards)–the CEM Archives can be browsed or searched by topic, audience, or event type, and will help continue giving your event and organization visibility from CEM for years to come (e.g. our kickoff panel archives get accessed by thousands)–we even give you space to link to and promote the rest of your activities!
Share What You’re Already Doing…
- Add your community to the directory — If your community isn’t already part of the Education Community Directory, send us the information we need to add it; it’s a natural service for educators to visit during CEM, and we’ll probably be featuring it multiple times during the month.
- Submit a badge — If your community offers badges to educators, and you’d like to see them promoted as part of our badge collection, here’s a simple form you can use.
- We’ll be continuing to add resources for you through September, and probably into October as well. For updates on new resources as we add them, please add yourself to our mailing list if you aren’t on it already.