We believe that connecting educators and learning in online communities of practice is a key driver for digital transformation at the classroom, school and district levels.
Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Knovation, the leader in personalized learning solutions, announced today that it is proudly participating in Connected Educator Month (CEM)–a unique, all-online opportunity for collaboration and professional development among the education community. Convened by the U.S. Department of Education and led by more than 60 of the nation’s leading education organizations, communities and companies (including Knovation), CEM encourages participants to explore education’s biggest challenges and opportunities. As part of this month-long event, Knovation and its online community for educators, Know New Ideas, are offering a host of activities including blog discussions, webinars, discussion forums, content exhibits and an educator contest.
Designed to meet the needs of education novices and leaders alike, CEM is aimed at broadening and deepening educator participation in online communities and networks while providing opportunities for education leaders to work together to move the field forward. Throughout the month of August, CEM will offer coordinated opportunities to participate in events and activities in dozens of online locations to develop skills and enhance one’s personal learning network.
“We are delighted to play a prominent role in Connected Educator Month, which will celebrate and explore the power of professional online communities and networks and pave the way toward a more connected and collaborative education profession,” said Randy Wilhelm, Chief Executive Officer of Knovation. “At Knovation, we believe that connecting educators and learning in online communities of practice is a key driver for digital transformation at the classroom, school and district levels. CEM provides a great opportunity to demonstrate our commitment in this area.”
Knovation’s schedule of events will include discussions, webinars and content on a range of topics, including “Personal Branding for Teachers,” “Game-based Learning,” “Change and Innovation in Schools,” “Trends in Education Technology,” “Addressing the Needs of the ELL Population” and more. For more details on presentations and schedule or to sign up to participate, please visit http://www.knownewideas.com/page/cem2012.
As part of CEM, Knovation is also presenting the 2012 Contest, “Putting Passion into Practice,” which provides teachers with an opportunity to submit their personal stories illustrating how they put their passion into practice in their classrooms. Stories can be submitted online in the form of a video, a comment or narrative, a picture or a poem. All submissions will receive an entry to win a Kindle Fire. In addition, every entry will receive an “I Make Learning Personal” t-shirt. The contest page will be open for submissions from Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 31st. For more information or to enter, go to http://www.knownewideas.com/page/passionintopractice in the Know New Ideas Community.
For more information about Knovation, please contact Knovation at 1-855-KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit http://www.knovationlearning.com. For more information or to access Know New Ideas, visit http://www.KnowNewIdeas.com.
About Know New Ideas
A hub for professional learning support, education discussions and thought leadership, Know New Ideas is an online resource for educators who want to connect and learn with peers and other professionals who are interested in advancing the delivery of personalized learning and digital transformation at the classroom, school and district levels. Stocked with original content and aggregated material, Know New Ideas is an interactive communication vehicle that provides an efficient method for viewing, commenting on, collaborating and sharing ideas and information with colleagues.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Knovation is dedicated to transforming education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all approach to a learner-centered approach that minimizes environmental, emotional, functional and stylistic learning barriers and is customized to the unique needs of every learner. A mission-driven group of academic, technology and business professionals passionate about making a difference in the lives of learners and those who make learning possible, Knovation delivers standards-based, personalized, digital content solutions that empower learners to unlock their curiosity and potential. The Knovation product portfolio includes icurio, the flagship digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning; netTrekker Search, the company’s legacy educational search product; and igotta, the personalized student workspace solution developed in partnership with Zeus Learning. Knovation also provides digital transformation services including consultation, planning and professional learning around the transition from print to digital within a classroom. Founded in 1999, Knovation’s legacy platform, netTrekker Search, is widely recognized as the leading standards-based educational search tool and currently serves millions of students in thousands of K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The vision of Knovation is to ‘Ignite the hope of knowing by reducing the barriers to learning.’