Connected Educator Month

August is Connected Educator Month

Throughout the month of August there are a numerous activities, discussions, keynote addresses, panel discussions, webinars, book groups, etc… to participate in.

I have had the opportunity to attend a few of these worthwhile events over the past couple of days:

Professional Learning and the Learning Profession

Cathy Gassenheimer, Jackie Gerstein, Caren Levine, Stephanie Sandifer, Kathy Schrock, Will Richardson, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod]


#Genius Hour Chat on Twitter (I was impressed by the number of SD#36 teachers who were participating and contributing to the discussion on this topic).


Connected Education and Serving Every Student, From Gifted to Special Needs

Jenifer Fox, Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, Ira Socol, Tracy Gray [mod]


It’s Personal: Personalized Learning for Students & Educators

Barbara Bray, Mimi Ito, Steve Nordmark, Sylvia Martinez, Darren Cambridge [mod]

You can see some links that were discussed during the Personalized Learning session here.  Thanks to Sylvia Martinez for posting her Pearl Tree to Twitter.


Over the next few days, I am looking forward to:

Project-Based Learning Webinar

Jane Krauss and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach


Point/Counterpoint: Issues & Debates In Connected Education

David Thornburg, Alan November


Connected Education and The First Six Weeks

Suzie Boss, Lyn Hilt, Jane Krauss, David Rosas, Kate Berten, Andrew Gardner [mod], Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach [mod]


The Sun Never Sets: Connected Education Around The World

Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon [mod]


Connected Educator Book Club


This list could go on and on. There are so many fabulous sessions and activities planned.

If you see an event that you have missed, or are not able to attend, not to worry. All webinars, keynotes, and discussions will be archived so you can see them after the fact. I am grateful for this option because I know, with three kids, I will be busy with them during the day so will view some of the archived sessions in the evenings after they go to bed.  It does take a bit of time to get the recordings archived, but you will be able to find them here, when they are completed.

You can follow the Connected Educators Month on Twitter as well, looking for #ce12.

If you are just becoming a Connected Educator, you may want to check out the free Starter-Kit first of the list on this page. It’s a fabulous resource!

To get started, you may want to check out this article: Tips rom 33 Educators We Admire for some great ideas and inspiration.

I wish you all the best during this fabulous month of opportunities.

If you are new to all this, good luck!  Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network) and have fun learning together!

Please share the great things you learn, come across, or do!


Published by Tia M. Dawson

There are many things that define who I am as a person. First of all, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children! I can not express how fortunate we are to have our children in our life! Secondly, I am an elementary educator who recently returned to the classroom after 12+ years as an elementary school administrator. Lastly, I am passionate about helping others, learning about abuse, helping others in abusive relationships, and helping others understand their worth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: