As we complete the last full week in September and head into October, which is both Connected Educator Month and National Principals' Month, I want to use my weekly "Three for Thursday" entry to highlight resources school leaders should follow in the upcoming month. These three sites will help school leaders stay up to date on cutting edge ideas in leadership and education technology, and help them keep their school communities informed.
First is connectededucators.org, the home base for all of your Connected Educator Month activities. The home page has a schedule of events for each day in October and links to countless resources to help you and others in your school community become better connected. If you are a Twitter user then be sure to follow the #CE15 hashtag.
The second site to check out is principalsmonth.org. This is a collaborative venture by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). The site has some excellent resources to help celebrate the important roles that principals play.
The final site to keep an eye on heading into October is connectedprincipals.com. This great website contains blog posts from principals from all over the world. During the month of October Connected Principals will team up with NASSP and NAESP and host a weekly Twitter chat on the #cpchat hashtag. Be sure to check the site for an announcement of the chats and the archives of each chat.
So whether you consider yourself a connected educator or not, take advantage of the opportunities in October and make some new connections.