FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE thanks partners and sponsors for collaborating on US DOE Connected Educator Month

PRINCETON, NJ, November 6, 2013 –, thanks to the collaboration with partners and sponsors, hosted an award-winning number of events as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educator Month.

The US Dept of Education declared October 2013 Connected Educator Month (CE13) to encourage educators around the country, and the world, to connect and collaborate online to improve teaching and learning.

During the CE13 closing ceremonies, edWeb was recognized for three awards: Most Collaborations (26 partners/sponsors), Most Collaborative Event (4 partners/sponsors), and Most Number of Events (24). This could only have been achieved with the support and collaboration of our many sponsors and partners who host and present professional learning programs on edWeb, and provide support so these programs are free for educators.

edWeb hosted 24 online webinars during October 2013, with over 7,400 registrants and nearly 3,000 live attendees. Recordings of the month’s webinars, which are archived on, are expected to be viewed by more than 12,000 educators over the course of the upcoming year. Over the past year, edWeb has had a 55% increase in membership and gained 3,000 new members in October 2013.

Educators write frequently to say how much they love the opportunity to connect online with their colleagues anytime, anywhere, in a highly engaging, personalized learning environment. Our partners and sponsors find that this is a great way to connect with educators and understand the needs they are facing in classrooms and schools.

Dr. Susan Hall, Founder and President of the 95 Percent Group, and an edWeb partner said, “I’ve presented a lot of webinars, and my edWeb webinar was by far the most engaged audience I’ve ever had! It felt like a community. We were SO impressed with the chat feed. The participants were engaged in the presentation, commenting throughout, and helping one another (which was REALLY satisfying to see).”

edWeb partners and sponsors who supported events during Connected Educator month include:
95 Percent Group, Inc., Audioboo, Common Sense Media, CoSN, DreamBox Learning, ETA hand2mind, Edible Schoolyard Project, Filament Games, Flipped Learning Network, Follett, Funds For Learning, ISTE SIGML, Library Media Connection, Life Lab, Monarch Teaching Technologies, NAESP, NASSP, National Farm to School Network, Pearson’s My Voice, Pearson, Rosetta Stone, Rourke Educational Media, SIIA, School Leadership Briefing, T.H.E. Journal, and VizZle.

Click here for a list of all edWeb partners and sponsors.

The highest attended edWeb events in October were:
From School Garden to Cafeteria Table
Co-hosted by Edible Schoolyard, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab
Your School Library – Mobile, Flipped, and Curated
Sponsored by Library Media Connection
Common Core and English Language Learners
Sponsored by Follett
edWeb is thankful to be able to provide a way for all stakeholders in education to work together, as colleagues, to explore new ideas and practices in education, share information and resources, and provide support to teachers, librarians, and administrators everywhere.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO,
908-407-2755 |

About is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Learn more at Follow @edwebnet on Twitter.


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