Hack Jam

I have created this resource as a way to document and share our participation in #clmooc during last summer's (2013) Rhode Island Writing Project's Summer Institute on Teaching Writing. The NWP's Invitational Summer Institute is rooted in a 30+ year tradition of bringing K-12 teachers onto college campuses in the summer to reflect on their writing lives, to bolster their teaching practice, to...
Keywords: Hack Jam, NCTE, #nwpam13
If you missed the NCTE Hackjam, you missed out on some great fun, and some great conversations among teachers (armed with tiny scissors and glue sticks and comics) about how to critically use media for analysis and meaning. It began with some stealthy signs and stealthy tweets, and Hackjam instigator Chad encouraging anyone walking by to take on a secret mission. Our mission was to grab some swag...
This post, an excerpt from a longer piece, summarizes themes and cases from early fieldwork I conducted on the Hive NYC Learning Network. If you're interested in reading more, you can download the full pre-publication draft of this research: Both R&D and Retail: Hive NYC as Infrastructure for Learning Innovation.  Starting back in March 2012, I began ethnographic fieldwork looking at the...
You can catch the National Writing Project (NWP) EduCon 2.4 Hack Jam in its entirety here thanks to the Science Leadership Academy AV crew and our room tech in particular. Here are a few snapshots of the action: I also want to say thanks to my hack-jam co-facilitator Meenoo Rami, as well as to the NWP (especially to Christina Cantrill and Paul Oh), Mozilla's Hackasuarus project, and the...