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American Education Week 2013 Educator for a Day Blog-a-Thon

As part of the National Education Association’s 92st annual American Education Week, November 18-22, 2013, we are hosting a first-ever “Educator for a Day” blog-a-thon. Our goal to raise awareness about the myriad challenging roles educators play and heroic acts they perform on a daily basis to provide their students with a world-class public education.

Roll up your sleeves and join us by shadowing an amazing educator at a local public school. Then, write a short blog post about your experience. Your blog post can be a journal/diary-like recollection of the day, or just a vivid compilation of photos or video chronicling the day.

Here’s how our blog-a-thon works:

  • Visit a local public school at a date/time convenient for your schedule (between now and November 1). NEA will coordinate the school location and details; however, if there’s a public school that you already have in mind, let us know. We’ll also shoot footage of your visit to feature on our website and include with the blog post.
  • Draft a blog post detailing your experience and submit to NEA by November 1. If you prefer, NEA is happy to draft on your behalf. NEA will kick-off the blog-a-thon on on Monday, November 18, the first day of American Education Week. In addition, we will promote it to our more than 3 million members through our online vehicles and social media properties.
  • Promote your blog post and our blog-a-thon through social media using the #aew2013 hashtag so we can re-tweet your messages and keep the momentum alive throughout our celebration week.

Interested? Contact Christiana Campos at

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