Headed out to NECC 08

The Riverwalk in San AntonioSo much has happened in this corner of the ed tech world this past week.

On Wednesday, June 25, we welcomed 50 new talented educators into the Google Certified Teachers group. It has been great hearing about their experiences in Mountainview, CA and the knowledge and enthusiasm they bring to our group.

On Friday, June 27, I welcomed 24 New Jersey educators into the Center’s 21st Century Learning Initiative. Teachers from Chatham, Hamilton, Spring Lake and Camden school districts met at our Center on Rutgers’ Busch campus to discuss what we need to prepare ourselves to teach students in the 21st Century. I introduced the teachers to Twitter and Diigo and asked that they spend the next month immersing themselves in developing a personal and professional learning network and giving some thought as to what they would like to gain from their networks as an individual.

We meet again at the end of July.

Today, as I finished my Flipcharts for NECC, I watched the UStreams and backchannel chats of EduBloggerCon in San Antonio. I also procrastinated and it’s now almost 11pm and I have still not packed.

Tommorow – Texas and NECC 08!

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3 thoughts on “Headed out to NECC 08

  1. Cathy – See you there! I’ve been following EBC via Twitter and UStream – drooling…

    Ira – All signed up, many of the 24 adopted immediately – we’ll see over the next month how it goes.

    They were all so impressed by the shout-outs from all over the world and the variety of educators in the network. I think their interest was grabbed and I hope they immerse themselves with some degree of success!

    Thanks,
    Lisa

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