The United State Department of Education has declared the month of October Connected Educator Month. According to ConnectedEducators.org, the website set up to support this event, the Mission of Connected Educator Month is to promote educators learning and collaborating through online communities of practice and social networks.With this in mind I reached out to my Personal Learning Network (PLN) via Twitter, my favorite resource for connecting, and tweeted the following:
As is normally the case, my network came through! When I have a question on an educational topic or want some feedback for one of my crazy ideas, I have a network of amazing educators at my fingertips that never cease to amaze me. Being a “Connected Educator” is awesome!
Today’s Connected Educator Profile
Alan Stange, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CA
4th Grade Teacher
Why do you choose to be a connected educator?
I have an interest in integrating instructional technologies into the learning environment to support collaborative learning within a flexible studio classroom design. Learning is connected, and we live in a flat world (so to speak). Conversations here have informed my teaching.
Where can other educators connect with you online?
Alan’s Website: www.Alan-stange.ca