professional development

Resources in this collection have emerged from a growing partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Writing Project (NWP) designed to bolster connected learning opportunities within the national parks and reach more young visitors and educators.
Tule Lake Sign Between 1942 and 1946, 29,490 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Tule Lake in California, representing nearly one fourth of the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Tule Lake, one of the ten original incarceration sites became in late 1943 a segregation center where the so-called “disloyals” and their families were...
After returning from ISTE2014, my partner in crime, Minsoo Park and I were fired up.  We had gone in not knowing what to expect, but had some clear goals about what we wanted out of the conference.  The previous year was our building’s first attempt at beginning to integrate computational thinking and computer science building-wide for all students.  Despite tremendous staff  buy-in, the...
We Must Speak - Untitled Page copy.png Agenda Coming Soon. Join in the conversation on Facebook. Reserve your space at justmaybe.co/wemustspeak We are convening a space for up to 40 educators, emphasizing the opportunity for marginalized and oft-underrepresented perspectives from educators of color to lead the conversation while leaving the registration open for...
Yesterday I had the privilege of leading a workshop at North Pitt High School on making and MakerEd with 40 or so media coordinators from Pitt County Schools.  The district media coordinator has provided real leadership and inspiration for transitioning the county’s media centers from quiet, solitary, read-only spaces to learning commons where students are making, sharing, collaborating,...
Saturday, January 24th,  I had the great privilege to participate with project sites across the country in the Assignments Matter Task Jam (#tasksmatter).  The idea behind the day, made possible by the great thinking of Tanya Baker, was to give teachers across the country a day to work on creating assignments that ask students to delve into rich texts and do some kind of writing/creating/making...
At the 2014 NWP Annual Meeting, a group of us participated in a "messing around and geeking out" session on Playing with Open Designs for Professional Learning. The idea of this session was to think about how connected learning meets professional learning through open play experiences. We looked at how two summer's worth of experiences in the Making Learning Connected (CLMOOC) and how it was like...
This collection of resources demonstrates the ways that middle school teachers at a high needs middle school in Eastern North Carolina are transforming their professional learning and teaching practices with Connected Learning frameworks.
For an interactive version, visit this flier at LucidPress.   PHL as Classroom - Untitled Page.jpeg
For anyone in the Philadelphia area...[[also considering ways we can sorta MOOC it]] Read all about TAGPhilly's 2014 itAG Lineup. Inquiry to Action Groups (ItAGs) bring together educators from around the city to explore topics related to social justice in education, and then create an action connected to what they learned. ItAGs take place over a six to eight week period in February and March....

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