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Can the concept of communities of practice help frame connected learning in the workplace and beyond? Today, August 14 at 1pm ET/10am PT, 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. When: Tuesday, August 14, 1 p.m....
I'm working on a "vision piece" with this title, gathering thoughts for the upcoming CoLab 3rd Space Conference, and I'd love any feedback folks have. Collecting Threads, Weaving Community/Colgando hebras, tejiendo comunidad Weaving the threads of the Common Core into the fabric of our community/Enhebrando los hilos del Básico Común en la tela de nuestra comunidad a proposal for collaboration by...
  From 1992-2008, I was an English Language Arts teacher at schools in Massachusetts, South Carolina and North Carolina. During those years, the question I pose above – “Where does the writing fit?” – wasn’t something I asked myself.  During my 1st year of teaching, I encountered Nanci Atwell’s In the Middle, and from there on out, my primary goal was to help students become confident,...
This Iridescent Classroom video was created by Ira Socol for use by an Albemarle County Public Schools teacher team at the annual VASCD conference.  It represents invention, design, and innovation among educators who are pioneers in creating learning spaces that are multidimensional in nature, representing 4-D thinking about the learning work and play of young people in contemporary schools. The...
A greater diversity of young people in the U.S. are using digital media than ever before. So, why do issues related to technology, diversity, and equity continue to matter? This is a question Craig Watkins explores in his studies of young people's social and digital media behaviors and as a member of the Connected Learning Research Network. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, in the...
How do youth explore and express identity online? How can educators support students as they work through this stage of development in online spaces?
threetogetherlrg.jpg During a leadership team (LT) meeting of the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) in January 2012 we were talking about digital tools and the ways that teachers—and all of us are teachers—use or don’t use online forums for communication.  We have had this discussion before as we continue to explore ways to stay connected without (or in...
Philipp Schmidt, of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), closed the Connected Learning webinar in which he and P2PU were featured last week, with a thank you and a challenge. He thanked both facilitators and participants for creating an opportunity that was itself a “flexible, engaging, and welcoming opportunity for us to conceptualize how learning works” and then he challenged us all to do something...
For digital learning day, I wanted to both celebrate the work of my students and explore the relationship between digital media and equity; how do we use digital media to enhance academic instruction, while also teaching for transformation?
What does it mean to “dig into” Digital Is?  When given the luxury of space and time to “dig into” this site, what do we discover about it and about ourselves?   And how might these discoveries help us to think about the future of the site? Approximately thirty people explored these questions and discovered and rediscovered Digital Is during a half-day workshop at the 2011 NWP Annual Meeting. ...

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