October is Connected Educator Month

October 2013 is Connected Educator Month, a celebration of online communities of practice and networks in education. During this month, educators will be able to participate in hundreds of online activities designed to improve teacher and leader effectiveness and enhance student learning.

AIR, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, operates the Connected Educators project, which is coordinating the event. More than 240 free events have already been scheduled to help educators share practices, connect with experts, and solve problems that require systemic solutions in order to improve learning. Additional activities for states, districts, and educational organizations will be added each day. Additional activities for states, districts, and educational organizations will be added each day.

This year’s themes include:

  • Making It Count: Integrating Social Learning Into Formal Professional Development. Combining formal teacher education with informal social learning to drive improvement in educator effectiveness.
  • Connected Leadership. Exploring the definition of connected leadership and how it impacts student achievement.
  • Personalized Learning. Practical steps educators can take toward implementing personalized, differentiated, passion-based learning for educators and students, and how technology can facilitate this.
  • Innovating STEM and Literacy. The latest innovations in STEM and literacy education, new techniques that teachers can apply in their classrooms today, and the lessons learned from these fields.
  • From Connection to Collaboration. How to build a community that encourages and supports collaboration through best practices.
  • 21st Century Classroom Management. Exploring the meaning of management of flipped classrooms, bring your own device (BYOD), and technology-driven personalized learning.

Sign-up for activities and information: http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-newsletter/.

Event Information

October 10, 2013
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM