October is a big month to celebrate education. Not only are we leading the charge for National Principals Month, but NASSP is also involved in promoting the importance of connected leading and learning during Connected Educators Month. So we’re planning activities to pull the two initiatives together. Mark your calendars for a series of Twitter chats that we will host in cooperation with our friends at Connected Principals (#cpchat):
Wednesday, October 9, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Topic: Encouraging our colleagues to become connected
Wednesday, October 16, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Topic: Getting recognition for informal professional development like online community participation
Wednesday, October 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Topic: What could schools do if we had ample, reliable broadband?
Wednesday, October 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Topic: TBC (to be crowdsourced)
We’ll identify facilitators over the next week. Just log on to Twitter at the appointed time and start following (and tweeting with) hashtag #cpchat. All the chats will be time well spent, but I would encourage those with a particular interest in E-rate to star the October 23 chat. NASSP has come out loudly in support of President Obama’s ConnectED proposal to ensure ample broadband access to 99% of student in the next five years. The October 23 chat will be a great opportunity to share ideas and showcase the possibilities that broadband access provides.