This month is a particularly exciting time to be or become a “connected educator!” Monday officially kicked off the FREE 2014 K-12 Online Conference, and I’m honored this year to serve as the pre-conference keynote speaker. If you have not already, please set aside 40 minutes and check out the keynote video which you’ll find on k12onlineconference.org as well as on YouTube. The 12 contributor videos included in the keynote area also available on this YouTube playlist, and I’m adding conference participant videos shared in response to the keynote video challenge. For more details about how I created the keynote video entirely on my iPhone, see my August post, “Create an iOS iMovie Video Collage with YouTube Contributions.”

Next Monday week 1 of the conference will start, with ten fantastic presentations in the strands “Stories for Learning” and “Games and Gamification.” Week 2, starting October 27th, features presentations in the strands “Passion Driven Learning” and “STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.” All presentations will be linked on the official conference schedule as they “go live” at 8 am Eastern time each day. Follow @k12online on Twitter as well as the official conference hashtag, #k12online14, to stay up to date on the conference as these presentations are shared over the next two weeks.

This month is also Connected Educator’s Month, and you can follow the Twitter hashtag #ce14 as well as visit connectededucators.org to get involved. This year’s Connected Educator Month themes include Blended Learning, Collaboration & Capacity Building, Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Global Education, Educator Professional Development & Learning, Leadership For Change, Student Agency, Student Voice, and the Maker Movement, and Whole Community Engagement (Parents, Teachers, Students, Community Members).

Steve Hargedon’s website “The Learning Revolution” also includes a wealth of free PD events and opportunities focused on and related to connected learning.

It’s a great month and a great time to be a connected educator! 🙂


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