I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before that it was mostly sports, celebs, and leisure activities. I am not an expert, and I make mistakes. I have messed up hashtags and @ signs and have learned they are not the same or used for the same reason. I follow more than follow me. I have also learned more in the last month then ever before and have been exposed to so many fresh ideas. These ideas I bring right into the classroom, which means the students are being exposed to some of the newest and brightest ideas out there.
Imagine going to a faculty meeting and hearing great ideas in 140 characters or less from everyone. If you can’t say it in 140 characters, chances are, it is not worth saying. Contributors are adding ideas, including links to items that are of interest. These people love to learn and have a passion for learning, not just educating. They welcome change, love to try new things, and are not there to tell you how they do it in their room and “all the kids love it.” These are the people that you want around you, sounding boards that are so current they actually change by the minute. They are reflective teachers that are constantly looking to improve.