Walnut Creek, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 – CUE is honored to be named the Blended Learning Theme leader for Connected Educator Month. CUE is one of several organizations creating and organizing programs, activities, and events to promote the concept of the “Connected Educator” as a way to enhance student success.
“We are pleased to offer CUE resources and activities to all educators that promote blended learning in the classroom. CUE has been at the forefront of the blended learning movement, creating professional development courses; co-hosting eSS (www.elearns.org), our annual blended learning symposium; and promoting its advantages and applications at our two conferences,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE CEO.
Dr. Rob Darrow, co-chair of CUE’s eLearning Network added: “We are looking forward to collaborating with outstanding blended learning educators from across California and the nation to highlight how blended learning customizes instruction, empowers learning and increases student achievement.”
CUE’s activities and programming can be found on the Connected Educator website during the month of October and beyond, along with other events and activities produced by other Theme Leaders such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD). CUE will begin with a panel of blended learning experts on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 EST / 4:00 PST. Each week, CUE will feature a panel of experts which will be followed by weekly Tweet Ups, blog posts and other resources to support educators. Teachers and administrators are welcome to participate in this free professional development opportunity both synchronously and asynchronously to increase their knowledge about blended learning. For times and panel discussion topics, see the Connected Educator Month schedule.
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About Connected Educator Month
Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education and its partners as part of the Connected Educators initiative, CEM offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. Based on its success in 2012 and 2013, the initiative is poised to reach even more educators in 2014, through expanded partnerships and enhanced programming. The goals of CEM include getting more educators proficient with social media to improve their practice, deepening and sustaining learning among those already enjoying connection’s benefit, helping schools credential/integrate connected learning into their formal professional development efforts, and stimulating and supporting innovation in the field. | connectededucators.org