I used a number of networks to connect to teachers from other states and countries.
Most of these are based upon Ning networks. Stay tuned to see if Ning will continue to support free education networks:

I highly recommend belonging to these networks. Lots of great ideas and connections!!

Global Education at http://globaleducation.ning.com
Classroom 2.0 at http://www.classroom20.com
Teachers Connecting: http://teachersconnecting.com/?q=node/860
Online Projects for Teachers: http://onlineproj4tchrs.ning.com
Teachers Connecting Calendar