learning innovation

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...
Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, continued strongly on Tuesday. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This third webinar, Multiple Paths to Success: Promoting Peer-Supported Learning Grounded in Student Interests, is now archived....
On April 10, 2014, Educator Innovator hosted a webinar in partnership with Mozilla's Webmaker team. The webinar focused on Thimble, a tool developed by Mozilla's Webmaker team to allow anyone to be a creator of the web and not just a consumer. Thimble was recently recognized as one of the best educational tools online—a "game changer"—of 2014 and given an "ON for Learning" award by Common Sense...
Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, started off marvelously yesterday. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This first webinar, Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning, is now archived. This webinar...
I recently made an inspiring trip to Washington DC where I was able to advocate for education, for teachers, and writing in our nation's schools.  I was honored to be asked to introduce Representative Rush Holt of New Jersey to my colleagues of the National Writing Project, as we gathered together at the Capitol building for our annual Spring Meeting.  When I was asked to introduce Congressman...
Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a collection published by the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub, is now available as a free PDF or eBook. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning exemplified in classroom practice through the curation of pieces from our Digital Is site. Below is an excerpt from the Foreword by Kylie...
IMG_8978.JPG All rights reserved. We at NWP Digital Is are excited to join our fellow Educator Innovator partners in today’s #Make4DLDay campaign, part of the Digital Learning Day effort. We’re participating by simply being OPEN and inviting educators — whether inside or outside of school — to share what they are making, their stories about making, and their...
On February 5, thousands of educators will take part in the third annual Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of common-sense, effective applications of digital learning that support educators, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. NWP Digital Is is partnering through the Educator Innovator Initiative with the Afterschool Alliance, and...
  It took me a couple of days, but I found the video I was shown at the MIT media lab last week in Boston. I don't have a lot to write. Instead, the video says it all. Here is a story of how studying the nature of blind silk worms and their quest to silk cocoons builds knowledge. When artists and engineers pay attention to the natural world and manipulate instinct, new creations are discovered. I...
After last year's inaugural Connected Educator Month, participating teachers argued “every month should be connected educator month.” And here at NWP Digital Is, where we explore digital literacies and connected learning, we couldn't agree more. In this collection, explore ways to connect during Connected Educator Month and to stay connected throughout the year! What does being a connected...

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