Even though it looks different for each learner, being a connected educator simply means leveraging technology to expand one’s personal learning network. Doing so not only provides you with a network of like-minded people, but also inspires you to try new activities and strategies to create the most effective learning environment for your students. No one has time to be alone on their educator island! Jump in this month and try something new!
There is a calendar through ASCD & the USDOE and that gives a multitude of activities that you can partake in. From tweeting to blogging to an online book club, there’s an activity for every type of learner. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the choices, pick just ONE a week (or the month! baby steps!) even to get your feet wet in the connected waters.
I’m choosing to share these ideas with my staff, thinking that if just one of them becomes more “connected” this month, they’ll have changed the trajectory of their classroom of learners!
What activities are you going to try?
PS: Join Joe Mazza and I on October 16 as we host a #CPchat on “Using Social Media for Professional Learning” at 8pm ET.