As the digital dust settles from another busy Connected Educator Month, I rounded up 10 highlights you shouldn’t miss, Graphite.org reports. May these gems provide an extra push to keep the conversation and connections going. Here are my top 10 reasons why Connected Educator Month lived up to the hype. CEM’s opening panel on Connected Leadership identifies why educators should get connected: the power of learning that is socialized. The panel discussion attempts to answer the questions, “How is connected leadership impacting student achievement, and what are the best basic steps leaders can take today to become more connected?” Getting connected isn’t about new technology, but is taking a systematic approach that embraces openness and collaboration. Testimonials about why it’s worthwhile to be connected abound, and here’s one nice reflection……Read More
School leaders can make a concerted effort to engage their staff in Connected Educator Month
During Connected Educator Month, it’s important to realize that the skills, information, and resources shared among school leaders and teachers should be used and applied all year long for the most impactful teaching and learning.
Here, Patrick Larkin, the Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts, outlines some key steps school leaders can take to support Connected Educator Month in October, and all year long:
A few years ago, I was leading a conversation on the topic of getting more school leaders “connected” at a conference in Philadelphia with my friend George Couros, a school administrator from Edmonton, Alberta.…Read More
October has been deemed “Connected Educator Month” by the U.S. Department of Education, the Huffington Post reports. In an effort to do my part, I wanted to share a thought about the current state of technology — or maybe you could call it a dream. Futurists discuss the certainty of our students using only tablets for everything in school in the very near future. If every child had a tablet, think of the possibilities. Let me share the dream: The students arrive at homeroom and check in to school via their tablets. They then choose their lunch options and, via the tablet, the information for attendance and lunch count end up in the office……Read More