October is Connected Educators Month. Here’s a description of the event:

Millions of educators and others around the world have participated in hundreds of professional development opportunities as part of Connected Educator Month (CEM) the past two years. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education and its partners as part of the Connected Educators initiative, CEM offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. Based on its success in 2012 and 2013, the initiative is poised to reach even more educators in 2014, through expanded partnerships and enhanced programming.

The goals of CEM include:

Getting more educators proficient with social media to improve their practice
Deepening and sustaining learning among those already enjoying connection’s benefits
Helping schools credential/integrate connected learning into their formal professional development efforts
Stimulating and supporting innovation in the field

Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month:

12 things to do before Connected Educator Month 2014 launches