[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: August declared Connected Educator Month

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Thu Jul 26 09:00:46 EDT 2012


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ITEM:  Secretary of Education Duncan Declares August "Connected
Educator" Month 


In a video address at the International Society for Technology in
Education (ISTE) conference, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
announced that August will be "Connected Educator Month," and called
upon teachers and other educational leaders to innovate through online
collaboration and learning environments.


"Now more than ever we need strong leaders...to guide the country in
transforming education and vastly improving the opportunity to learn for
every American," Duncan said. "Every educator needs to be connected with
the best digital content, tools, and resources in order to enliven the
learning environment for students, and to fully connect with peers and


The Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET)
will convene Connected Educator Month in conjunction with the American
Institutes for Research (AIR), a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that
conducts research in behavioral and social science and delivers
technical assistance in the areas of health, education, and workforce
productivity. The event is part of OET's Connected Educators initiative,
which is supporting informal, online, social and professional learning
for educators by conducting research, hosting communities, and working
with the education sector.


More than 50 organizations--from the American School Counselor
Association and Cisco to the National Association of Elementary School
Principals--will participate in the online event. Throughout August,
educators will have opportunities to participate in dozens of online
activities, including forums, webinars and contests, intended to develop
skills and enhance learning. The Connected Educators website also will
offer tools and resources to help educators become more connected.


By Andrew Barbour for THE Journal



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