connected learning

A version of this post appeared earlier today at my blog. Just as my CLMOOC 2013 adventure began with an invitation in the spring, my CLMOOC 2014 experiences began in the spring with an invitation from Christina Cantrill and Kevin Hodgson to be a member of 2014 CLMOOC support team. The team’s role was to support, coach, and encourage CLMOOC participants as they created and connected during the...
Paul Oh, of the National Writing Project, presented about Connected Learning. It streamed live Friday October 10th 2014, and you can watch it right here:  This event was co-sponsored by the Emma Birkmaier Critical Literacy and Urban Education Speaker Series, the Learning Technologies Media Lab, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Minnesota Writing Project. All sponsors are part...
(This was originally published at my blog) If you have not had a chance to check out the Daily Connect blog that we have up and running for the month of October for Connected Courses (and which dovetails nicely with Connected Educator Month), you might want to see some of the nifty ideas being unveiled. Today’s Daily Create is to find a blog post or tweet or some writing of someone else in your...
Once the process brought us to a point where we had a location and an event, we started taking ideas and writing them on the board. We first discussed what characters would be necessary, and people volunteered for different central characters. This was a surprising discussion for me in several ways. I expected all of the high-performing students to take the central roles, but they were actually...
A version of this post originally appeared at my blog. In her book ELL Shadowing As A Catalyst for Change, Ivania Soto quotes a teacher who – after following a protocol to shadow an English Learner student for several periods – discovered that she was doing most of the talking in her classroom.  The teacher goes on to note that the person who talks the most tends to learn the most; she had...
(This originally appeared on my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) I was invited into the planning for this idea by friends and fellows in the Connected Courses community, and I could not resist. The idea that emerged from side discussions is to create a Daily Connect, a riff on the DS106 Daily Create, in which folks will be encouraged to make connections. I set up a simple WordPress blog — The...
  There has been an ever growing movement to connect teachers across the world with one another for professional development, sharing resources and stories, and overall elevating individual and collective practice. I love this. I benefit from it. I cheerlead it around my school. But underneath, I know something is missing from this formula that we estimate to transform educational practice....
A version of this post originally appeared on my blog. (I am indebted to Paul Oh & Christina Cantrill, both for the title of this post, which comes from an episode of NWP Radio in which they invited me to participate, and for their encouragement to reflect on and write about my experiences.) In the spring of 2013, when I accepted Carolyn Frank’s offer to be the Connected Learning liaison for...
As you probably know, October is Connected Educator Month (CEM). This is a month full of activities to establish or strengthen our online connections with others. Many of us have found that being "connected" has deepened our teaching and learning practices and made them more rewarding, and that's what this month is all about.   If you are new to CEM, a great way to get involved is to sign up for...
CEM-Webinar1.png Powerful learning occurs when youth, driven by their own interests, are supported in being creators and not just consumers of knowledge. In celebration of October’s Connected Educator Month, we kick things off with a focus on how we can create opportunities, space, and time for all youth to be agents in their own learning. We will draw...

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