Join the NEA Great Public Schools Network as an online leader

What’s your area of expertise? Classroom management? Bilingual education?  Teacher evaluation?

If you’re knowledgeable on these topics and others of interest to educators, then you may be the online leader that the NEA Great Public Schools Network is looking for.

NEA established the Network in 2013 as a place where people can come together to share ideas and resources to improve student success. It’s free and open to everyone.  Now, they’re looking for online community facilitators to promote online discussions around particular educational issues.

You need to have experience in education, online community engagement and a knowledge base in an area like class size, literacy or bullying in order to be considered as a facilitator.  NEA will provide training on how to be a good facilitator, but they want individuals who are already active in online communities. 

NEA will pay a yearly $2,500 stipend if the community you facilitate is active. According to their benchmark, a great community usually takes two to five hours a week to maintain, and seven to nine months to build.

If you’re interested, go to www.gpsnetwork.org to get the process started.