civic engagement

  Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 11.26.00 AM.png If you give a mouse a cookie... After students write letters, they will probably want to keep writing in STEM and get involved in citizen science. Check out these Remix, Remake, Curate resources for poetry and science writing, citizen science projects, and much more!
  powerpoint.jpg I hope that my journey of developing Common Core-aligned units that combine academic literacy instruction with civic inquiry has inspired you to think how you could develop your own civic literacy units/projects. I am attaching a PowerPoint presentation that I’ve used during my workshops with UCLA Writing Project teachers that I encourage you to...
our america.jpeg I returned to high school English teaching after five years of graduate study focused on researching the connections between literacy instruction and civic engagement. One of the most transformative experiences I had while out of the classroom was the opportunity to lead a youth participatory action research (YPAR) program called the UCLA...
IMG_0350.JPG Asking teachers to consider incorporating ‘civic education’ into their practice can sound quite stressful, particularly when they are already overwhelmed with trying to impart to students the required knowledge and skills in their subject areas. Civic learning can very easily be viewed as one more thing piled on top of the countless other valuable...
_DSC5147.jpg   Two of the major purposes of high school classes, according to the Common Core Literacy Standards, are college and career readiness; indeed, these two purposes are mentioned together in the document so often that they are provided with a special acronym – CCR standards. The six-paragraph introduction to the literacy standards refers to the goals of...
Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, had the final official webinar yesterday; don't miss an interactive online conference in an unHangout style for our final webinar next week. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This fourth webinar...
Jesse Shapiro, History teacher from Oakland High School, gave the following response to the above question, “I found that students really step their game up.  Their writing is much better when they know that other people’s eyes, other than me, [are] going to be on it.  They become better speakers, when they know that they are going to have to go out in public and be prepared to speak and they are...
Jesse Shapiro, History teacher from Oakland High School, gave the following response to the above question, “I found that students really step their game up.  Their writing is much better when they know that other people’s eyes, other than me, [are] going to be on it.  They become better speakers, when they know that they are going to have to go out in public and be prepared to speak and they are...
How are educators fostering civic engagement in connected learning environments? How are principles of youth organizing adapting to the new literacies of connected learning? Below is an interactive version of the webinar (thanks to Vialogues), which allows you to add your own comments to the conversation. Feel free to jump in here and/or browse the various related resources below. Note: Play the...
In July 2013, the National Writing Project hosted a series of webinars and twitter chats at Connected Learning TV called Writers at Work. In that series, we tapped into a variety of ways that Connected Learning principles provide a powerful framework for innovating practice in and across a range of learning environments and are being explored and embodied in schools, after-school programs, and...

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