If you are reading this post, the odds are that you are already somewhat of a “connected educator.” Of course, if you are “connected” then you know that there are some responsibilities that come along with that designation. One of the primary tasks of a connected educator is to help others learn about the tremendous rewards inherent in online social learning.
With this in mind, the United States Department of Education has designated the month of October as “Connected Educator Month.” The description below comes from the Connected Educator Month District Toolkit created by Powerful Learning Practice:
Connected Educator Month (CEM) is a month-long celebration of community, with educators at all levels, from all disciplines, moving toward a fully connected and collaborative profession.
The goals of Connected Educator Month include:
- Helping more districts promote and integrate online social learning into their formal professional development
- Stimulating and supporting collaboration and innovation in professional development
- Getting more educators connected (to each other)
- Deepening and sustaining the learning of those already connected
So, what will you do? How will you promote the power of Connected Learning for others? Whatever its is, be sure to share your ideas here! That's what being connected is all about!