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Connected Educator Month to Launch With Virtual Conference

By Ian Quillen — July 31, 2012 1 min read

Presumably, if you’re surfing around here and elsewhere on the blogosphere, you’re already a connected educator and don’t need to be reminded that celebrations to spread knowledge and lessons stemming from your very existence kick off tomorrow.

But on the off chance that you’re here by off chance, here’s what you need to know.

The first-ever Connected Educator Month begins tomorrow with a three-day virtual conference featuring five keynote addresses and 11 panel discussions delivered by many of the educational technology world’s pioneers.

Among the keynoters, you may recognize Deborah Meier of Bridging Differences blog fame, past Education Week live event speaker Chris Lehmann, and CEO of the publisher of the Horizon Report series Larry Johnson.

You may also remember all five faces that have served as director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, as they convene for a discussion Wednesday afternoon.

Connected Educator Month, announced in June, is an initiative within the larger Connected Educators project, which is a joint venture of the Education Department and the American Institutes for Research.

Along the same train of thought, the “State of Education NOW” conference, an event in the 140 Characters Conference series, continues tomorrow with more of its trademark, short-burst 15 minute sessions.

Register to hear short discussions on subjects including the use of YouTube and other social media in education, the challenges of implementing a bring-your-own-device policy in your school, and even ideas for sharing digital resources between schools and other local government entities. Lehmann is also one of the event’s emcees.

And of course, remember to check back here for more news regarding the observance of Connected Educator Month.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.