Connected Educator Month has always been fundamentally about communication and collaboration. And one of the problems education faces in getting the resources and support it needs is that much of the great work being done in our schools every day by teachers, administrators, school staff, parents and students is unknown to the general public, because a culture of humility has created a climate of silence.
The BAM Radio Network (the home of Connected Educators Radio) has organized an amazing coalition of education leaders, many of them long-time CEM partners, who are determined to change this, including the American Association of School Administrators, the American Federation of Teachers, the Association of School Business Officials, the Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy, the Consortium of School Networking, Discovery Education, the Ford Foundation, the International Society for Technology in Education, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of School Nurses, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Education Association, the National Geographic Society, the National Head Start Association, the National PTA, the National School Boards Association, Save The Children, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and more.
We on the CEM staff are proud to join in this campaign, but CEM isn’t just us, it’s all of you, and without you, your stories, and the stories you share of the amazing teachers, principals, superintendents, school nurses, engaged parents, school librarians, school custodians and other caring staff in your schools, we won’t collectively succeed.
To learn more about the campaign, how you can nominate amazing educators to be included, and get a Break The Code Of Silence video you can put on your website to help build momentum for a positive tsunami of everything that’s right about education and the heroes (present company included, of course) who are preparing our children to thrive in the 21st century, click here…