This is a recording of (and related links/resources for) the kick-off event of The First Six Weeks, one of the main forums for CEM, covering such questions as:

  • What are the key to-dos to get 2012–13 off to a great start in the classroom, and how can educators stay on top of and successfully manage all the competing demands involved?
  • How can teachers use online communities and networks to help with this most critical period of the new school year we’re all planning for?
  • What should communities and networks themselves be doing during this period?
  • How can communities and networks best adapt to changing needs of educators throughout the year?

The kick-off consisted of panel and open discussion moderated by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Andrew Gardner.  Panelists included Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, and Kate Berten.

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* Want to continue the discussion, have something you want to say?  This session was just the beginning of a month-long forum on the same topics (The First Six Weeks: Getting 2012-13 Off To The Right Start) that will involve many of the panelists you just saw and more, and culminate with action items for the field.  You’re invited to join us and be part of it–click here for access.

* Never been part of a forum before? Not sure you have what it takes yet?  A great place to get up to speed is CEM’s collection of connected educator starter resources, including a starter kit, our help desk, and more…

* Interested in more panels like this?  There’s a whole collection of them to access on the CEM Kickoff page, and an even bigger (much bigger) fully searchable and browsable collection/calendar of CEM events and activities from 100+ participating organizations on the Connected Educator Month home page.

4 Responses to Forum Kickoff: Connected Education and the First Six Weeks

  1. caitlin Stokes says:

    Thanks for including us teachers! Great site! Very helpful, can’t wait to utilize it during tutoring hours.

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  2. Barbara says:

    I have lots of questions relating to using pbl and history. Can’t wait to get feedback.

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  3. One joy of teaching is that each school year is a new beginning. I always loved the first 6 weeks, because it was the time for students and teachers to work together to establish norms, expectations and build a culture of respect in the classroom (and beyond). Later in my teaching career, I realized this was also the best time to articulate my own goals for personal and professional development, and establish strategies to achieve them. We are hopeful that this kickoff event, and subsequent forum discussion will be a clearinghouse for sharing our personal goal setting strategies, and our advice to each other for how to establish the best classroom culture possible.

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