Friday, April 17, 2015

Making Connections

 Who do you connect/identify with as an educator? There is a lot of interest on being a connected educator, but how do you make those connections? Do you regularly read blogs, tweets, Facebook pages (besides your own), Pinterest, or use other social media tools to get and stay connected? Is your connection just "lurking" or do you really interact with others on a more personal level? What is your level of participation?

"Participation in online communities of practice is a legitimate way of improving professional practice--and it should be recognized as such", according to the February 2013 report, Learning with Connected and Inspired Educators.

What does connected education look like in practice? Check out these ideas from practicing educators: What ‘Connected Education’ Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over

Resources to Explore:

Books to Explore

  • The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
  • The Relevant Educator, Tom Whitby
  • Connected Leadership: It's Just a Click Away, Spike Cook
  • All Hands on Deck, Brad Curri

Book Club Ideas and Resources

Hope you are making good connections that allow you to continue to develop your own personal learning networks.

Peggy Steinbronn, Ed.D.

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