WOISD Selected as US Dept. of Education’s Connected Educator Month Example

October is Connected Educator Month (CEM). The United States Department of Education (USDoE) created CEM to help “hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing ‘just in time’ access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration.” For 2013, the USDoE identified four school districts from across the United States that are putting a high value on the connected educator process.

White Oak ISD is proud to announce its selection as one of those four school districts. The selected districts are “intended to serve as models for forward learning along your district’s connected learning journey.”

WOISD is spotlighted in the USDoE’s Connected Educator District ToolKit to provide direction to those wishing to improve the level of connectedness their staff currently has. Within the Toolkit are links to videos of all four of the districts. White Oak’s video is available below.

Questions concerning WOISD’s selection can be addressed to:

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach: @snbeach or [email protected]

Michael Gilbert: [email protected]


Click HERE for more information about Connected Educator Month.

Download the District ToolKit HERE.

Video Interview posted on Connected Educator site:

Limeades for Learning

White Oak teachers submit projects through Sonic’s Limeades for Learning.Voting for projects enrolled in this education outreach program continues through Oct. 27.

Currently, there are 10 White Oak teachers with projects in the program. Sonic will fund projects that gain enough votes.  There are two ways to vote.  The first step, is to sign up for an account through the website, www.limeadesforlearning.com.  Then, account holders can vote once a day for the project of their choice. Supporters can increase their votes by visiting Sonic. Sonic gives a sticker with a voting code worth two votes with each purchase at their locations. There is no limit to the number of voting codes allowed each day.

Since 2009, Sonic has funded over 4,000 projects totaling more than three million dollars. Forty-seven of these projects were from White Oak ISD.