Thanks for connecting! - Connected Educator Month 2014

Thanks for connecting! Now what?

Plan your next steps as Connected Educator Month NZ-Aotearoa 2014 wraps up

A connected celebration!

The last week of Connected Educator Month continued at full steam, right to the end. LEARNZ headed off to Antarctica for the mother of all virtual field trips, #edchatnz went Trans-Tasman with #aussieED, an e-book was launched - #edbooknz - and we celebrated the impact of the month across multiple social networks on the final day.

There are still events rolling into November, such as:

Ewan McIntosh’s How to come up with great ideas Book Group is still open, with a final session on 18 November, 8pm.

LEARNZ virtual field trips for students go to Memorial Park, Antarctica, and Waitomo.

...and the resources on the Connected Educator Month website remain available.

Get in on the ground floor for 2015

Feeling inspired this year? Want to be part of an even bigger and better Connected Educator Month NZ in 2015.

Now what? Plan your next 'connected' steps

Make connected learning a professional focus for you and your colleagues through term 4 and into 2015 with the following resources:
Sign up for one of our CORE programmes for 2015: Got a taste for exploring digital technologies and online learning?
Then you might like to participate in further professional learning, such as: 


If you have participated in Connected Educator Month in any way at all, we’d love to hear from you. All comments will feed forward into next year’s planning.

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Ka pai... fa'afetai lava... thank you!

Connected Educator Month NZ wouldn’t have happened without the support of individuals and organisations across New Zealand and beyond.

  • The partners: Firstly, huge thanks go to Cyclone, N4L, Microsoft and Toshiba for their support of the month’s events. Their willingness to get involved in this new venture gave us real confidence that it could fly.
  • The pledgers: We also want to recognise the 68 organisations and groups who pledged events and made the calendar sing with a rich array of professional learning events.
  • The participants: Many thanks to all of you who signed up for, attended, presented and participated in the month. From the first fliers on Twitter to the reflective bloggers, your willingness to be part of a national conversation about connected learning gave the event wings!
  • The pioneers: Finally, thanks to our global partners on whose shoulders we stood to launch this event. CEM in the United States: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Darren Cambridge, Marshal Conley and Tom de Boor. CEM in Victoria, Australia: Lynn Davie, Sandy Phillips and the Department of Education.

Kei ngā mana, kei ngā reo, kei ngā tapu, tēnā koutou katoa!

Kua tau rā tā tātou kaupapa ki tōna tauranga, arā, Whatunga Tangata, Whatunga Mātanga, heoi anō rā, "ka tō he rā, ka ara anō he rā"!

He tini, he huhua ngā kōrero, ngā whakaaro, ngā akoranga hei whaiwhai mā tātou katoa!  Nā tēnā tangata, nā tēnā Mātanga i tuituia ki runga i te whakaaro kotahi, arā ko te eke o ā tātou tamariki mokopuna ki ngā taumata e tika ana mā rātou!  Me pēhea rā e ea ai ngā kupu ki a koutou katoa i whai wāhi mai, i tākoha mai i ā koutou mahi e hora ai ēnei hua ki te motu, otirā ki te ao! Ka tangi te ngākau i te ātaahua, i te whānui, i te reka!

Ka waiho mā ēnei kupu iti hei whakatepe noa.

Nā ō koutou rourou, nā ō mātou rourou ka ora ā tātou tamariki.

Whatunga tangata, whatunga mātanga!

To the connected ones...


In this final newsletter, we’d like to celebrate the enthusiasm and commitment that shone through the month…

The bloggers: Check out all the posts (so far) generated by reflective educators across New Zealand-Aotearoa. Claim your Blogger badges!

The networkers: Check out the growing list of Twitter Champions of CEM: Connect with them and continue the kōrero using #cenz14 #ce14.

The presenters: It can be a nerve-wracking experience to present online and many of you stepped up for the first time this month. Make sure you claim your badge!

The last word for 2014...


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