Topics: CTQ Collaboratory, edWeb & Pearson, Twitter in the Classroom, Connected From The Start, Future of Education (TODAY)…

CENTER FOR TEACHING QUALITY LAUNCHES CTQ COLLABORATORY
The Center for Teacher Quality, already an exemplar of online community-based collaboration, has launched a new website and online community space called the CTQ Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is a free virtual community for connecting, learning, and innovating—with the goal of transforming education for all students. Previously known as the Teacher Leaders Network, the Collaboratory now welcomes forward-thinking administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone who values teachers as leaders. Come join the movement

http://bit.ly/ctq_collaboratory

PEARSON & EDWEB JOIN FORCES: TECH TOOLS IN THE CLASSROOM
Pearson has joined edWeb to help develop and build out the free community Tech Tools In The Classroom.  The group features monthly webinars presented by Shannon Holden, a successful middle and high school teacher and administrator—the next one is on Tuesday, April 23, on Twitter in the Classroom.  Join the group to get more details…

http://bit.ly/techtools_classroom

NEW PLP BOOK: CONNECTED FROM THE START
Hot off the virtual presses, Powerful Learning Practice Press announces the launch of a new e-book whose coverage is potentially highly relevant to our group, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, in which primary teacher Kathy Cassidy makes the case for connecting our youngest students to the world, using the transformative power of Internet tools and technologies.  There is a charge for the book ($16.95—half the margin goes to the author) and Connected Educators doesn’t get a share of the proceeds, but you can check out the TOC and an excerpt before deciding whether it’s worth buying…

http://bit.ly/connected_fromstart

NEW FUTURE OF EDUCATION WEBINARS: LESSONS LEARNED AROUND THE WORLD (TODAY), TEACHER EVALUATION, LEARNING FROM DATA
Steve Hargadon’s Future of Education webinar series continues this week and next with three stimulating events:

  • Today, Thursday, April 18, 4 PM ET – Join Steve and special guests Pasi Sahlberg and Vivien Stewart, in partnership with the Asia Society, for a live interactive discussion of what we can learn from international education models.

http://bit.ly/foe_sahlbergstewart

  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 8 PM ET – Steve discusses teacher evaluation and testing with author Jim Popham (The Truth About Testing: An Educator’s Call To Action)
  • Thursday, April 25th, 8 PM ET – Andreas Schleicher from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) joins Steve to consider what we can learn about learning from data (another Asia Society event)

You can add next week’s events to your calendar at the Future of Education site…

http://bit.ly/future_ofed

GETTING MORE INVOLVED: MORE CEM 2013 FEEDBACK NEEDED
We’re getting close to announcing plans for Connected Educator Month, 2013, and when we do, we’re going to want to hit the ground running.  Several of the questions we need to determine the answers to first have been posted in the Education Community Managers Network.  We’re looking forward to hearing your responses to them!

http://bit.ly/CEMWhatsNext_ecmn

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