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favorites The Connected Educator Panel

[Listen and Learn : Panel]
Wednesday, July 1, 8:30–9:30 am
favoritesSteven AndersonfavoritesMark BarnesfavoritesBrad CurriefavoritesPeter DeWittfavoritesPernille RippfavoritesTom Whitby

The business of learning and schools is rapidly changing but there are tools available to keep up with those changes. Join the authors of the Connected Educator Series as they discuss relevant dducators, school branding, teaching the iStudent, community collaborations and so much more. Recommended by ISTE’s Librarians Network

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices useful
Applicable device(s): Laptop, Chromebook, Tablet, Smartphone
Applicable platform(s): Mac, Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Windows
Preparation details: none
Focus: Professional Learning
Topic: Online Professional Development
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Excellence in Professional Practice
Coaches : Professional Development and Program Evaluation
Teachers : Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
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favorites Steven Anderson, @Web20Classroom

favorites Mark Barnes, SE-L Schools/ Lake Erie College

favorites Brad Currie, Chester School District

Brad is a school leader for the Chester School District in Chester, New Jersey. He is the co-founder of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Brad is a Founding Partner of Evolving Educators LLC. He is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader and author of All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities. Brad is a Google Certified Educator and presents on technology integration in the school setting.

favorites Peter DeWitt, Independent

favorites Pernille Ripp, Oregon School District

Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a seventh grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 600,000 students. She is the author of two books, Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Students and Empowered Schools, Empowered Students. Her work has been featured by Edutopia, School Library Journal, MiddleWeb, Learning & Leading magazine, as well as in many podcasts and interviews. She is a Skype Master Teacher, as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2015, and she is this year’s winner of the ISTE PLN Innovation in Online Global Collaboration Award! Follow her on Twitter @pernilleripp.

favorites Tom Whitby, Lollapalooza Consultant Group

Tom Whitby: author of The Relevant Educator, co-founder of #Edchat, Blogger for My Island View, Edutopia Blogger, founder of The Educator's PLN, long time Social Media advocate, host of The #Edchat Radio Show, co-founder of #Edchat Interactive,speaker at local, national and international education conferences, past editor of SmartBlogs for Education with SmartBrief, 34 years as a secondary English Language Arts teacher, 6 years as an Adjunct Prof in Education. Invited guest of the World Innovation Summit in Education in Doha, Qatar for the last three years. A winner of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award.