Connected Educators

The Connected Educators project is designed to help educators leverage online communities of practice to connect around improving teacher and leader effectiveness and enhancing student learning. Through more efficient and coordinated online participation, educators will be better able to share practices, access experts, and solve problems that require systemic solutions in order to improve the opportunity to learn.

Connected Educators Month

October 2014 is Connected Educators Month, a celebration of online communities of practice and networks in education.  The Department of Education invites all states, districts, and educational organizations to participate in Connected Educators Month.  For information about how to get started visit

The report below highlights results and insights from the pilot Connected Educator Month in 2012 and offers recommendations for connecting and inspiring more educators in powerful and engaging online interactions.