Something that is amazing about the world is how we connect with one another. Educators have an awesome opportunity right now to get connected and learn from each other. There are a multitude of ways to contribute to the educational community for educators, everything from virtual conferences, online learning, to Twitter chats.
As we expect kids to do great work and get connected, we should really become more connected ourselves. October is Connected Educators Month. A visit to http://connectededucators.org/ will provide an overwhelming amount of ways to connect. The coolest part of it is the daily events calendar, where you can find out how to connect any day. It may seem like a lot, but as some of my favorite advice goes: "You don't have to do everything, but do something."
Instructional Technology Coach