Tomorrow I begin an amazing opportunity to work with 12 of my colleagues at my school. They have all signed up to spend 3 days together, with me, learning how to Become a Connected Educator. Of course, I was tremendously pleased that the timing of this course coincided with Connected Educator Month. It’s a professional development course that I’m offering and I’m truly excited. My hope is that by the end of 3 days, they’ll at least have some familiarity with some networks and tools, as well as had the time to explore them more deeply than they might during the school year.
I’ve set up a Google site with a page for each participant. We’ll be blogging within that site and commenting on one another’s posts. We’ll be building community, establishing trust, and supporting one another on this journey. After these three days, we’ll continue our work once school begins with additional face to face meetings and online. This is only the beginning.
The Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) community had a wonderful chat this past week, all about what being connected means and looks like. That network has already shown support and encouragement for me as I begin the work with my colleagues.
I’ll be sharing more soon, but if you have suggestions or tips for activities or anything else, feel free to comment.