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:
Today’s Connected Educator Profile
Gretchen Schaefer, Bangor, Maine
Husson University – Technology in Education Professor
I am the instructional technologist for my uni, and teach preservice teachers. As an “army of one,” connecting with others is the best way to keep up with current info in my field, and to find new learning experiences for my students. I also use SM to connect with MY students, as building relationships in 2 class meetings a week is a challenge. My student relationships have improved since bringing the CE concept to my class.