While many of my readers will know what that term means, it might be useful to start with a quick definition. I like the one that Paul Oh shares in his discussion, “What Connected Education Looks Like,” which simply describes connected teaching and learning as the use of technology “to build communities and share knowledge.”
For me, being a connected educator means reaching and teaching as well as reflecting and learning. I began my journey as a connected educator as a student but quickly saw the potential for creating and sustaining community as both a teacher and a leader. It is a rare day when I do not connect with the others as a learner, as a teacher, or as a leader – sometimes all three in one of those wonderful serendipitous moments that connected education makes possible.
Read the full “I am a Connected Educator – Let Me Count the Ways” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com