This is a recording of (and related links/resources for) a CEM kickoff keynote by Deborah Meier, How to Survive in Your Native Land. Meier is a senior scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School, and Board member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent amd The Matopm magazines. She spent 45 years working in K-12th grade public schools in New York City (East Harem) and Boston (Roxbury) including leadership of several highly successful small democratically run urban schools–the Central Park East schools and Mission Hill. Her books include The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust. In 1987 she was the first educator to receive a MacArthur “Genius” Award and currently blogs for Education Week with Diane Ravitch (Bridging Differences).
- Watch the main window video (Same as above in a new window)
- Read chat transcript (Recommended to accompany the video)
- Launch full recording in Blackboard Collaborate (Includes video of panelists, main window video, and chat)
* Inspired by Deborah’s talk? Want to stay in touch, get involved with her work to improve education? A great place to start is the Education Week blog she co-writes with Diane Ravitch, Bridging Differences.
* Interested in more events 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.
* Never been part of an online community or network 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…