August is Connected Educator Monthand the DEN is one of many organizations participating in this initiative. From the Connected Educator website – “Online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing “just in time” access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. However, many educators are not yet participating and others aren’t realizing the full benefits. In many cases, schools, districts, and states also are not recognizing and rewarding this essential professional learning.
For these reasons, the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative is launchingConnected Educator Month in August 2012. Throughout August, there will be coordinated opportunities to participate in events and activities in dozens of online locations to develop skills and enhance one’s personal learning network.”
One of the ways we’ll contribute to CEM is through a series of Collective Brain Webinars. We’ll be hosting webinars on August 7, 13, 21, and 28 – all at 7 pm EST. The webinars will feature members of the DEN Team, as well as several DEN Gurus, sharing favorite sites and resources. We’ll have some fun in the process and hope you can join us for at least one of the webinars. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!