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Global Education Conference: Connect this week!

Want to learn more about how to engage your school community in global literacy?  Want to connect with and learn from inspiring educators and students across the globe? This is your week, friends! The fifth annual Global Education Conference is a free, week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. Held Monday, November [...]

Carolyn goes to the White House

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It’s not every day a teacher librarian is invited to the White House. Last week, our own Carolyn Foote spent a day there as a Champion of Change. In her reflection, Carolyn contends that leadership begins with sharing your voice, with being connected: Any one of us can lead–any teacher– any librarian–any administrator and any [...]

OMG, CEM! I need an extension. (And what were/are the librarians doing?)

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We’re nearing the end of October, the month the US Department of Education declared Connected Educator Month or #ce13. With more than 500 events, the celebration has been overwhelmingly successful, and it has been seriously overwhelming. I am afraid I failed as a volunteer and a leader. You see, instead of leading, my head was spinning.  When I could [...]

On Connectedness & the Learning 2.0 Conference

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August is Connected Educators Month. I started writing this post on the last leg of a flight home from Australia*, where Gwyneth Jones (the Daring Librarian) and I met with the fabulous librarians of Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Sometimes it really hits you hard that things have changed.  It hit me hard on this trip. [...]