I regularly review my teaching practices with students and colleagues, adjust based on student need, and seek help from/offer suggestions to colleagues. I take an active role in my professional organizations by serving as regional representation, state leadership, and new teacher mentor. I attend local/state/regional/national festivals and conferences, have presented at the state-level conference, serve as a presider at state and regional level conferences.
There are significant social media resources (Facebook especially) that allow teachers of all levels to access information, and national associations manage databases (choralnet.org) to be used as a professional resource. I am currently in the process of building a “Talk to a Pro/Talk to an Alum” database for students interested in music, but also as a peer educator database (digital – international) with the goal of national reach.