Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Connecting with Other Educators

The best teachers are those who continually learn. An effective way to learn is to connect with fellow educators. One way to connect is at conferences such as the National Council of Teachers of English conference coming up this November in Minneapolis. However, if you are unable to attend, there are other ways to stay connected! The NCTE blog notes that October is Connected Educator Month and offers some specific and intentional ways to be connected via social media.

One of the connected conversations on social media is #WhatWeHonor, an ongoing dialogue about assessment. The blog offers an invitation to this conversation:
During the month of October, follow and contribute to the #WhatWeHonor conversations and sharing of assessment tools and artifacts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Tag resources and blogs related to formative assessment; share your most tried-and-true rubrics, observation protocols, conferencing strategies, and more; post a video of your collaborative team discussing the power of looking at student work together; and make any other contributions you can think of that can change the conversation about assessment to focus on more than annual standardized testing.

Read more about Connected Educator month here and if you feel so inclined to connect on this blog, leave a comment about ways you have found to be connected with other professionals.