August is Connected Educator Month


Did you know that August is Connected Educator Month?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative is launching Connected Educator Month this month (August 2012) to help schools, districts, and states collaborate together for essential professional learning opportunities.

Throughout August, registrants will have access to participate in coordinated opportunities, events and activities in dozens of online locations to develop skills and enhance personal learning networks.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators Initiative encourages educators from all levels and those who support them to participate.

To get started, all you have to do is sign up. The registration process is simple and quick on the Connected Educator Month home page:

Once signed up, you’ll get regular updates about:
• Webinars and other real‐time events.
• Forums on key education and community issues.
• Guided tours, open houses, launches, exhibits, collaborative projects, polls, and other special activities.
• Contests you can enter, badges you can earn, plus other resources ranging from starter kits to book clubs and classes to help you join the world of connected education or become more connected.

Do you collaborate with other professionals online and find it helpful? We’d love to hear about your experience. Please feel free to chime in with a comment.