interest-driven learning

During the month of July, the National Writing Project is hosting a four-webinar series on Connectedlearning.tv. The series, Writers at Work: Making and Connected Learning, continued with our second webinar yesterday, with a great discussion among our guests and a lively conversation in the chat. Above is the archived video from the webinar. You can see this video, as well as an archive with...
How can educators -- in school and out -- support youth to pursue and document the ideas that matter to them, while simultaneously helping them to use a critical lens? Join Mimi Ito, Paul Allison, Nicole Mirra, and Stephanie West-Puckett for a Tuesday, July 9, 10am PT (1pm ET) webinar as we collaboratively discuss the intricacies of interest-driven learning. We'll have a follow-up Twitter Chat on...
At Rose High School, located in eastern North Carolina and populated by students on extreme ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, we have students who are passionate and active about everything from establishing a witty presence on social media to saving orphans in Darfur, but these are often extracurricular activities that don't show up in the actual classroom. Students might spend hours posting...
I’ve been thinking a lot this year about connected learning. Wondering which principles already live in my classroom and how I might breathe life into other.   Our final project this year was to create a digital story. “Production centered” - check. After weeks of reading memoirs and various brainstorming and free write strategies students crafted their own narrative. Drafts were shared with...
Ben Kirshner, from University of Colorado Boulder, kicked off the question/answer session of the Envisioning 21st Century Civic Education panel at DML by highlighting three principles of connected learning that he thinks might support us in moving in the right direction in terms of civic education: interest-driven openly networked production-centered He then framed the word “interest” in relation...
This collection brings together content from the NWP Digital Is website which demonstrate some of the key principles of connected learning while also opening up a discussion about the implications of this work for learning both inside and outside of school.
Humanity is essentially based on the principle of diversity. We are hugely different in our talents, our passions, our interests, our motivations, and our aspirations. The irony is, our education systems are predicated on compliance and conformity, not on creativity and diversity. I believe there are opportunities now, with new technologies as well--not only, but including new technologies-- to...
Apologies to everyone for falling behind on my posts. I’m going to post several today in an attempt to get back on schedule. Forgive me if I seem to be overflowing with blogginess this afternoon. I’ve been exploring how to use Connected Learning in the college classroom for a couple of months now. I’ve considered how to use course design to make the class more relevant to students, and I’ve...
I was lucky enough to teach a first-year composition course in the mid-80s that focused on the rhetoric of war. Admittedly, the topic was not one I had any deep ties to. It wasn’t one I would have chosen on my own. I took on two sections of the specially themed course as a favor. I was not an authority on the topic. I hadn’t even reviewed all the texts for the course before I began teaching. I...
To promote more conversation around this new idea of connected learning, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is hosting a series of webinars at their new website, connectedlearning.tv. The second webinar in the series was held on Thursday, March 22, and featured DML Research Network Chair, Mimi Ito, as facilitator. The webinar was a live-streamed hangout, with a handful of participants...

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