Events for Connected Educator Month

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October 3 2014. Find out how to collaborate online and share resources and ideas for safe school travel.

From Pinterest to Pond, curriculum and safe school travel resources are being shared online, a fact showcased during a month of teacher professional development events.

Connected Educator Month runs in New Zealand during October, and the NZ Transport Agency is participating.

Throughout October, there are opportunities for teachers and educators to participate in activities in dozens of online locations, to develop skills and grow their personal learning network.

Organisers say online communities and learning networks are helping educators learn, reducing isolation and providing ‘just-in-time’ access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration.

The month is a spin-off from programmes in the United States, and is designed to help teachers increase their use of social media and online networks.

New Zealand organisers are CORE Education, together with the US-based Connected Educator team, and the Department of Education, Victoria, Australia.

NZ Transport Agency events

Online Discussion: Citizenship education – Fostering young people’s agency

We welcome connected educators to share their ideas on how to put citizenship education into practice, inside and outside the classroom. 

Pinterest boards on road safety and curriculum

Follow the Transport Agency Pinterest boards. These collect links to full curriculum resources about safer journeys. We’ve also pinned research, videos, road safety ad campaigns, virtual field trip resources, interesting data sets, teaching ideas and starters from around the world.

Share and review curriculum resources on Pond

The Transport Agency has created a profile on Pond. Here teachers can find details on curriculum resources including the latest support for secondary maths and English. Share your thoughts on how these resources can support professional practice.

Pam Hook’s latest year 1-8 curriculum resource – ‘Everyone is a road user’

Citizenship education in the context of safer community journeys is the concept behind a newly published curriculum resource from the Transport Agency.