SmartBrief teams up with on Connected Teaching and Learning PLC

SmartBrief teams up with on Connected Teaching and Learning PLC to provide extended reach to SmartBrief partners

PRINCETON, NJ, March 31, 2014 – SmartBrief, the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry, is hosting a free professional learning community around Connected Teaching and Learning on, a professional learning and social network for the education community. The community and its professional development webinars will give SmartBrief partners a new channel for reaching EdTech leaders.

EdTech industry organizations can add the sponsorship of a Connected Teaching and Learning webinar to their SmartBrief on EdTech marketing plan to expand their outreach.  SmartBrief on EdTech will customize packages that combine a presence within its popular e-newsletter with exposure in the Connected Teaching and Learning community and its webinars – for increased results.  Sponsorship will help EdTech companies with thought leadership, market access, business development, and other company goals.

Technology is changing student instruction and professional development, and it’s more important than ever that educators connect and share. The Connected Teaching and Learning community is a forum for educators to come together online to engage, innovate, and discuss best practices for the classroom. As the program’s host, SmartBrief on EdTech will bring the latest EdTech news, trends, and case studies to the community.  This collaborative community is free, and it will provide webinars and online discussions to help educators connect and collaborate.

Joe Riddle, Group Publisher, Education and Workforce, at SmartBrief says, “We deliver news to tens of thousands of educators, daily, and many of them have asked us for an online community, to share their opinions on the news we cover. We are so pleased to partner with edWeb, for our online community, and we encourage any educator interested in discussing connected teaching and learning to join the conversation.”

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director for, added, “Working with SmartBrief on this program is a truly a win-win situation for everyone involved.  Educators who participate will benefit from quality PD webinars and timely discussions thanks to SmartBrief on EdTech’s expertise in the field.  And SmartBrief’s partners who participate as Connected Teaching and Learning webinar sponsors will be able to connect with their market in a meaningful way through our highly interactive webinars and community discussions.”

Educators can join the free Connected Teaching and Learning community on edWeb to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in discussions with peers and industry experts, and gain access to valuable resources.  The community is a collaborative forum, and community members are invited to share their expertise by presenting a webinar to their peers. Interested educators are encouraged to contact edWeb’s Lynn Scott to submit a request to present.

For more information, please contact: 

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director,
203-599-5819 |

Joe Riddle | Group Publisher, Education and Workforce, SmartBrief
202-407-7857 |

About SmartBrief
Serving over 5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for more details.

About is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Learn more at Follow @edwebnet on Twitter.