Explore these profiles of real-life exemplary connected educators.

Dr. Pam Moran

Superintendent of Albemarle County (VA) Schools, Dr Moran shares how she became a connected educator, how she fits connectivity into her day, what she sees on the road ahead, and more…

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High school principal Eric Sheninger (New Milford, NJ) shares how connected education has made his school a national leader, his favorite social media sites, and more…

Andrew Miller head shotAndrew Miller

Award-winning educational gamer, avid blogger, and PBL trainer Andrew Miller talks about community quality, community needs, new definitions of what it means to be connected, and more…

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Educator Shannon C’de Baca, of Iowa Learning Online and the Center for Teaching Quality fame, talks about how extending connected education to policymakers and business has impacted her work, the importance of curation and maps, her vision for the future, and more...

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Educator and national facilitator for the School Reform Initiative Patrice Dawkins-Jackson shares the first thing she’d show an unconnected educator, what she wishes she were building with other teachers, and keys to success for elementary level online communities and more…

Lyn Hilt

Connected Principals’ blogger Lyn Hilt discusses what administrators should be doing to support connected education, what third party groups should be doing, measuring the impact of connectedness, and more…

Lisa Henry PictureLisa Henry

Math educator Lisa Henry shares the value of being a contributor to conversations and communities as well as being a listener and consumer, how to insure participation is a time-saver, and more

Photo of Brian CrosbyBrian Crosby

An upper elementary school teacher for thirty years, Brian shares how being a connected educator helps build a connected classroom that extends into the home, brings parents in as allies in their children’s education, and more

 

larkin_100x100Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin

Administrator Patrick Larkin shares what he sees as the real goals of connected educators for their schools and profession, why connection is a necessity for students’ sake, how to fit it into a packed administrative day, and more

Glen Westbroek photographGlen Westbroek

Award winning junior high school science teacher Glen Westbroek gives guidance for connecting not only with other educators, but also for connecting students across distance, redefines project-based learning, shares the impact connected education has had on student achievement in his classes, and more…

Photo of Nancy Flanagan in colorNancy Flanagan

Education Week blogger and long-time arts educator Nancy Flanagan has strong advice on what connected educators should (and shouldn’t) be telling less-connected colleagues, what needs to be built in the connected world, and more…

sandifer2Stephanie Sandifer

One of the heroes of CEM 2012, Stephanie shares how she uses her connectedness to save time, the best ways for less-connected educators to get started (and realize immediate benefits), how to give to get, and more…

Jennie Magiera imageJennie Magiera

Digital Learning Coordinator Jennie Magiera shares some of the many ways connected education is impacting Chicago’s public schools, how it can help districts with their most fundamental human resource issues, the simple steps districts can take to start to support the movement, and more

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Patty McGinnis, science teacher and volunteer officer for both NSTA and NMLST, discusses why connected education is particularly important for science educators, the hidden opportunities for connection in classroom tools that may already be used for other purposes, and more… 

Michelle Luhtala imageMichelle Luthala

Michelle Luhtala, award-winning librarian, talks about why connection is particularly important to librarians, what educators should be doing to get more support, what she would trade in, given budgets, for more resources devoted to connected education, and more…

Heidi Echternacht closeup imageHeidi Echternacht

Early childhood educator and co-founder of #Kinderchat, Heidi Echternacht shares strategies for building a community around educators of our youngest learners, how and why to push through the barriers to connectedness, and more…

Shannon McClintock Miller photoShannon McClintock Miller

Teacher librarian, author, and speaker Shannon McClintock Miller shares how her district came to be connected, why connection is particularly important to teacher librarians, the importance of developing and deepening connections, her favorite tools, and more… 

lisa_nielsenLisa Nielsen

Widely published NYC Director of Digital Literacy & Citizenship Lisa Nielsen shares great stories of connected educators moving mountains, building stronger relationships with their surrounding communities, five simple steps to get more connected, and more…

Image of Dr Al ByersAl Byers

Dr. Al Byers directs the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale blended learning experiences through the Learning Center, NSTA’s extensive e-learning portal.  Read his insights into supporting connected educators and a variety of different new learning delivery models…

Iowa connected educators image 4 womenBev Berns, Shaelynn Farnsworth, Erin Olson

As a testament to this dynamic trio of language arts educators, and the power of connection, they’ve all been tagged to move on in their profession to serve as resource leaders and mentors for Iowa K12 schools.  They discuss the role connected education played in where they are today…

Heather Wolpert-Gawron imageHeather Wolpert-Gawron

Middle level language arts teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron dispels a myth the less-connected have about the connected, makes the case that being unconnected is the real time-sink, reveals what educators need to do to further the cause, and what she herself plans to do to get more connected…

Chris LehmannChris Lehmann

Highly decorated and honored principal Chris Lehmann shares what he sees as the obligations of connected educators, how he uses social media to help him stay on top of what’s happening in his school, what he sees as the next steps in connected education, and more…

Becky Bair imageBecky Bair

Pennsylvania elementary educator Becky Bair believes she has learned more through Twitter chats and online sessions than she ever learned through traditional PD, and she wants to continue to make connections and find learning opportunities . She shares her strategies in this interview…

Emily Vickery imageEmily Vickery

Teacher leader Emily Vickery suggests some decidedly non-technical starting points for connected education, new definitions for who and what connected education includes, and more

jane3Jane Krauss

Author and consultant Jane Krauss explores the exponential rewards of sustained connections, shakes up some connected education perennials, and shares how connection is helping school counselors and high school girls achieve a common national goal…

necc084 copyDoug Johnson

Doug Johnson’s down-home style in his writing and speaking is a testament to his grounded approach for improved student and teacher learning, centered in, but not limited to, Mankato (MN) schools.  He is a outspoken advocate for teacher-librarians, and his Blue Skunk Blog is widely read and quoted….

Paula Naugle imagePaula Naugle

Louisiana educator and #4thchat moderator Paula Naugle has a passion for elementary education and especially fourth grade, sharing that dedication in her classroom and professional blogs.  She takes us step by step through a 20 minute session she’d use to convince you to become a connected educator, and more…

Will Richardson photoWill Richardson

Author, thought leader, and long-time high school teacher Will Richardson discusses how to choose communities, the traps of connection (and how to avoid them), the importance of transparency in learning, among (many) other things

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