Wednesday , 18 October 2017
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October is Connected Educators’ Month!

social mediaAs educators, it’s often challenging to remain current with professional knowledge while actively serving our schools and districts. Being aware of resources that help keep us informed of current and emerging trends in education is more valuable than ever. How do we reach beyond the walls of our school buildings to seek out professional knowledge and growth opportunities?

Visit the Connected Educators website to find the answers to this question. Educators are encouraged to grow your professional learning network by engaging in virtual discussions with others, sharing resources, tweeting, participating in national “Connected Educator Month” events and more.

Be sure to take a look at the Connected Educator Starter Kit. Tweet often, using the hashtag #CE15, as you share your thoughts and activities. Stay tuned as the Digital Teaching and Learning Division shares weekly updates to assist you in the process of growing your “connectedness.”

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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