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
Cristy Vogel, High School French Teacher
Columbia, South Carolina
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Why do you choose to be a connected educator?
Sharing ideas and collaborating with others are benefits that allow me to improve my craft anytime I like. My PLN is indispensable! My students benefit greatly from my connected learning experiences and that is what drives me.
Where can other educators connect with you online?
Twitter – @msfrenchteach
Cristy’s Blog – The Slanted Apostrophe