When my colleagues and I redesigned our school’s senior project, dubbed Project Connect, we wanted to emphasize connected learning concepts (see Helping Kids Get Connected).
I'm a former English teacher and current instructional coach at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC. Everything I know about teaching writing goes back to my seventh grade English teacher, Pam Elfner, who treated us like writers and regarded our writing as meaningful. She also slapped me once.
Writing Project Site
In their English classes, our seniors participate in an iteration of the graduation project we dubbed Project Connect. Guided by principles of Connected Learning, we designed the project to teach students to connect, to learn, to make, and to compose.