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On the April 24, 2014 NWP Radio show, the topic was site readings during upcoming invitational summer institutes. Guests discussed the summer readings as well as how those readings have changed and stayed the same as the Common Core Standards have come online and ever more content is available digitally. Host Joye Alberts of the National Writing Project was pleased to welcome guests Lil Brannon...
Digital Learning Day FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Overview Building upon a growing movement to leverage digital tools to support Connected Learning, the National Writing Project is participating in the third national Digital Learning Day. An effort of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day links together a wide range of states, organizations, and corporate partners to call attention to...
  219_2013_perspective_aug7.JPG All rights reserved. Once again I am inspired by the conversation encouraged from the people at the National Writing Project and The Connected Learning site . I received my email newsletter, The National Writing Project Daily, and found the link to the live webinar discussion of "Connecting to Something Bigger: The Power of Open,...
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Other technophobes (in the school building) are listening and watching what we are doing. They feel that if we can do it, so can they. - Cathy It’s becoming more and more evident in professional development circles that technology is no longer just a tool for learning, or an add-on activity thrown into the mix for the “cool factor.” Digital literacy is becoming the learning itself. Fortunately...
(Click here or on image to go to full Prezi.)   The Prezi above is used for teachers during the welcoming day orientation and / or the first day of the UCLA WP SI.   How to use it during the Summer?   1. Calendar for sign-up for food and presentations 2. Schedule Writer's Workshops and Book Groups 3. Post Powerpoint files and One Pagers 4. Hold Discussions/Debrief sessions 5. Place to post and...
This is cross-posted from my blog. I was a reporter in a time before the graphical web. My small daily newspaper distributed print editions only, spit out at a dizzying pace by the presses in the back of our building. You absolutely knew when you’d gone to press because you could feel the low rumble as the giant machine, more than two stories tall, stamped the words and images of that day’s...
Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. The "Connected Learning" framework describes a set of design and learning principles meant to support a new approach to learning...
This is cross-posted from my blog. Let's just get this out of the way: I'm lucky. I'm lucky because I got to attend Mozilla's annual gathering known as Mozfest last weekend at the beautiful Ravensbourne Institute of digital media and design in London. Yes, that's right. London. But much more than the incredible location, Mozfest provided me and my colleagues from the National Writing Project (...
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Last Friday marked a celebration by adults and youth of the National Day on Writing. Thousands took to social media using text and images to explain what they write. Here's a curated set of what some shared on Twitter.
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....

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