Educators are looking to leaders for support as we navigate an increasingly connected world, but what does it mean to be a connected leader? Why is it important, how is connected leadership impacting student achievement, and what are the best basic steps leaders can take today to become more connected?  We’ll discuss the answers to these questions, as well as address the challenges networked leaders face, how they can be overcome, and what the future of connected leadership holds, in a highly interactive, participatory CEM kick-off event, featuring an all-star cast of panelists (including Candice Dodson, Valerie GreenhillChris Lehmann, and Scott McLeod) and you, jump-starting a key CEM theme and providing food for thought for the month ahead.


October 1, 2013, 3:00-4:30 PM ET

Get The Recordings

Here’s a link to the archives of this terrific discussion–in Blackboard native format, in audio only (in case you want to listen in your car, at the gym, or while otherwise multi-tasking), and video. Any questions or problems–please write us!

Share With Less-Connected Colleagues

Last year, many educators told us these kick-off sessions were very effective vehicles in persuading less-connected colleagues to get more involved and engaged.  It’s not hard to see why.  The panelists are both top-of-the-field brilliant and down-to-earth practical (most are either currently practitioners or have many years of experience on the front lines), the sessions are very interactive and participatory, and they’re in format that’s familiar to everyone (who in education has never watched a panel discussion?).  

Of course you want your friends to do more than watch–you want them to take action.  So consider combining these recordings with CEM’s Getting Started page, which will give your fellow educators a lot of simple things they can do to follow up when these fantastic discussions inspire them.

Event Platform

The platform used for the event will be Blackboard Collaborate, an online platform widely used in education that combines video, audio, chat, presentation, and other capabilities.  It supports participation from any computer using Window, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android.

To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. “Step 1” will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then “Step 2” lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the event. If you have any difficulties, you can check the Collaborate Help FAQ and then ask for help in the WeCollaborate.com user community.

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