October is Connected Educator’s Month

This October, join Project 24 in celebrating Connected Educator’s Month (CEM) with educators at all levels, from all disciplines, moving toward a fully connected and collaborative profession. Sign up for the CEM newsletter to get all the latest CEM news, updates, and access to top events.

Whole Community Engagement
Whole community engagement was selected as one of seven broad themes that are the focus of the activities and resources highlighted throughout the month. Let us help you connect with other education leaders around this theme and learn more about the role of community partnerships in systemic digital learning strategies.

Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the USDOE, discusses the importance of being a connected educator.

Webinar: October 2, 2014, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. (EDT)
Branding Your School: Effectively Communicating Your School’s Story to the Community

Authors of The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story (Corwin, 2014), Elementary Principal of the Year, Tony Sinanis and Superintendent of the Year Finalist, Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, will share how school branding has created a positive culture involving the entire school community. Register now.

Project 24 Framework
The Alliance is “practicing what it preaches” by developing an aggressive schedule of virtual activities where district leaders can collaborate, ask questions, and share information while getting guidance from experts. The schedule includes webinars, instructional videos, profiles of successful districts, interactive chats, blogs, and other information categorized by each of the gears within the Project 24 framework.

Project 24 Community Partnerships Gear
Community partnerships focus on services and resources that are available to students beyond the traditional school day and are an essential component in a blended learning model. From working with museums to engaging parents, catch up on the Alliance’s recent webinars and Google Hangouts on how to build and sustain effective partnerships.

Upcoming Webinar

Disruptive Innovations in Education: Classrooms Without Walls
October 15, 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

This Project 24 webinar will explore the concept of “classrooms without walls” and ways to use technology to resolve the disjuncture between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences for students. Register now.

New MOOC-Ed

Learning Differences, a Massive Open Online Course for Educators
October 6 – November 17, 2014

This free, six-week course led by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Oak will explore the habits of mind and problem-solving tools that teachers need to address all students’ learning differences. Register now.

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