Connected Educator Profile (Day 9) – Gretchen Schaefer – Bangor, ME

The United State Department of Education has declared the month of October Connected Educator Month. According to,  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

Gretchen Schaefer, Bangor, Maine

Husson University – Technology in Education Professor

Why do you choose to be a connected educator?

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.

Where can other educators connect with you online?

Twitter – @snappity 

Check out Gretchen’s Blog  

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