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Join us to discuss Connected Learning!

Written by Christina Cantrill
August 01, 2012

The National Writing Project, through its Digital Is initiative, is exploring the core design and learning principles of Connected Learning. We invite your participation.


This August, in connection with Connected Educator Month and Connected Learning TV, NWP teacher leaders will join a series of webinars looking at connected learning and inquiry within communities of practice among educators.



Communities of Practice for Professional Learning: Connected Learning for Adults
Can the concept of communities of practice help frame connected learning in the workplace and beyond? Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, director of NWP National Programs and Site Development, will lead a MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning webinar about Communities of Practice for Professional Learning: Connected Learning for Adults. Guests will include Lacy Manship, Associate Director of the UNC Charlotte Writing Project; Kim Jaxon, Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico and member of the Northern California Writing Project, and; Tene Gray, director of the Digital Youth Network.


When: Tuesday, August 14, 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT
Where: Connected Learning TV


Teacher Research is Connective Learning: Practitioner Inquiry as Professional Development
How do we ensure schools are places of learning for both the students and staff? What does classroom inquiry look like when the teacher is the inquirer? Bud Hunt and Cindy O'Donnell-Allen of the Colorado State University Writing Project will lead this MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning webinar.


When: Tuesday, August 28, 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT
Where: Connected Learning TV



NWP teachers have also been discussing Connected Learning principles in their own learning contexts. On this episode of +Teachers Teaching Teachers, for example, a group of NWP teacher leaders gathered including Paul Allison,  Chris SloanElyse Eidman-AadahlChristina CantrillClifford Lee, Fred Mindlin, Katie MacKayChad SansingMeenoo RamiLacy Manship, and Antero Garcia.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_KNGt_dCE


Additionally, NWP Digital Is invites blogging about Connected Learning by all members of the community and engages sharing via #connectedlearning over social media too. And as part of conversations about Connected Learning at the NWP, we have created and is now distributing this presentation for reflection and sharing.



 You can see some of what we discuss through the following links:



We look forward to connecting with you!