I've already mentioned this to some of you, but plans are set in stone now for a new type of PD / Academy at the Curriculum Mapping Institute this summer.
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I am excited about the opportunity to be a live presenter at the 2012 Curriculum Mapping Institute LEAD 21 Academy on July 10 and 11, 2012 in Saratoga Springs, New York. I'll be joined by several colleagues that I'm really looking forward to working with, including Bill Sheskey, Silvia Tolisano, Angela Maiers, Richard Byrne, Adam Bellow, Daniel Newman, and Cathleen Richardson. This 2 day academy brings together some of the top education bloggers and network leaders in the United States. These hands on work sessions will guide you in creating a vision of who a school network leader must be, why the school leader must lead the network, and how you can design diverse social network connections infused with knowledge and powered by passion. As a school leader or teacher you will have the opportunity to design your own personalized social network that will connect your local and global learning communities.
This Academy is just the seed for all that will bloom AFTER the Academy is over. This Academy is creating a true 21st Century "Lifelong Learning" moment for all participants, leading by engagement, by participation, by passion, and by leveraging popular social technologies!
For early bird discount registration information (by Feb. 1st!) please visit www.cmi2012.com or click HERE to register directly.
Also of note: This is our third year in Saratoga Springs. If you've never been there, it's definitely a hidden treasure. In the past we've enjoyed the warm evenings with collegial conversations at world class restaurants, Southern Style Porch Socials, Sidewalk Astronomy, Film Screenings, and more. I look forward to seeing you in July and can't wait to bring this new form of Professional Development to the Academy!