What it Means to Participate in Connected Educator Month

October 02, 2013
Amy Wilson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Digital Citizenship, Professional Development


The U.S. Department of Education has declared October, 2013 this year’s Connected Educator Month, a month-long exploration of key educational issues through online communities and networks. Last year’s inaugural CEM featured more than 170 organizations (including us) mounting more than 450 events & activities for more than 4 million worldwide.


We’ll be participating in CEM (again this year) and encourage all our members to join us--all CEM events are online and they’re all free. The first step is sign up, which can be done in seconds. Once you’re signed up, you’ll get regular updates about:

  • Highly interactive webinars and other real-time events—many headlined by education, technology, and community leaders—that you can register to attend.
  • Ongoing discussions--through series of participatory activities--designed to generate practical take-aways and collective learnings to move the field forward on key education issues such as common core, personalized learning, STEM education, literacy, and 21st century classroom management.
  • Showcases, open houses, guided tours, launches, exhibits, collaborative projects, hands-on demonstrations, and other special activities of which you can partake or be a part.
  • Contests you can enter, badges you can earn, plus other resources ranging from starter kits, maps, and matchmakers to book clubs and courses to help you join the world of connected education or become more connected.

To see all of the ways that Common Sense Media is participating in Connected Educator Month, visit the online calendar. We'll be continuing to add webinars and virtual open houses throughout the month! We'll see you there.