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
Kathy Schrock, Cape Cod, MA
Why do you choose to be a connected educator?
I have been providing resources for teachers on the Web since 1995. However, now that Web 2.0 is here, I am a connected educator because I can learn so much from all of my connections! I have access to creative educators, experts in the field, and others who like to share their findings. It is a win-win for me!Where can other educators connect with you online?
Kathy was such a valuable resource for me as a classroom teacher back in the mid 90's. Her website offered a wealth of resources for me back a time where there were not too many high quality resources to be found online for classroom teachers. Nearly 20 years later, her web resources continue to be a source of the highest quality content that teachers can find online.