August is Connected Educator Month

The US Department of Education has declared the month August to recognize the first Connected Educator Month.

Connected Educator Month’s aim is broadening and deepening educator participation in online communities and networks while providing opportunities for education leaders to work together to move forward faster.

Do you belong to an online community besides Edublog?

Connected Educator Month started with 80 online events and activities from more than 40 participating organizations, and it’s already up to 130+ events, growing every day.

Here’s the calendar (browseable and searchable) of events or activities especially designed for educators…
The official Twitter hashtag for Connected Educator Month is #ce12

If your district has an goal to increase Professional Learning Community participation, please note that online communities, online educator forums, online groups, and networks are also professional learning communities (PLN).

Join in a month of online events and activities, including forums, webinars, guided tours, open houses, contests, badges, and more–sponsored by more than 60 major national education organizations, communities, and companies.

Learn more about Connected Educator Month.