Author: christina

  • Learning together: Catching up on the adventures of connected learners and teachers via ED677

    Learning together: Catching up on the adventures of connected learners and teachers via ED677

    This past semester, I invited several folks who participated in the past to come and share with my current class about their work and reflections on Connected Learning and teaching. I also had a chance recently to hear from several of past ED677ers in a panel discussion at Arcadia University in relation to a meeting…

  • Thinkin’ about ways to extend Summer Institutes into open public spaces, on and offline

    Thinkin’ about ways to extend Summer Institutes into open public spaces, on and offline

    Colleagues of mine from the Philadelphia Writing Project asked me recently if I had suggestions about ways that they might think about extending their Summer Institute (SI) beyond the summer and into spaces, on and offline. The goals were to allow for beyond-the-summer discussions as well as to support others in joining in and participating…

  • Thrive!

    Thrive!

    In reading Meenoo Rami’s Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, I am struck by the fact that her final chapter is about empowering students. I am struck by this because so often teaching narratives start, not end, with the students. And of course, there is very good reason for this—as educators we want and…

  • Scratching into an Hour of Code

    Scratching into an Hour of Code

    Mitch Resnick, as the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab,  talks about kids not just learning to code but about coding to learn. At this year’s NWP Annual Meeting in Boston, Mitch and his colleague Karen Brennan from ScratchEd, worked with a group of us to dive into Scratch and…

  • #teachtheweb, ya’ll

    #teachtheweb, ya’ll

    (Cross-posted from my In Community blog.) I recently returned from my second Mozilla Festival — I was invited there with several colleagues to work on Mozilla’s #teachtheweb strand as a part of the National Writing Project’s partnership with Mozilla through our Educator Innovator work. And although also still slightly recovering from it, I was able…

  • Happy Connected Educator Month!

    Happy Connected Educator Month!

    Today is October 1, 2013 and that means it is the first day of Connected Educator Month, a month-long exploration of key educational issues through online communities and networks, dedicated to broadening and deepening educator participation, as well as bringing online communities and education leaders together to move towards a more fully connected and collaborative…

  • Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the Digital Age

    Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the Digital Age

    As published at Edutopia Elyse Eidman-Aadahl is the director of national programs and site development at the National Writing Project. She is also a founder of Digital Is, a forum and community to share resources about teaching writing. Keep up to date with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and the National Writing Project on twitter. More Edutopia Coverage…

  • Writers at Work: Making and Connected Learning—A Connectedlearning.tv Webinar Series

    The National Writing Project will host a series of webinars on Tuesdays in July, at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT, titled Writers at Work: Making and Connected Learning for Connectedlearning.tv. In our Writers at Work series we’ll take a closer look at a variety of ways in which the Connected Learning principles are…

  • Educator Innovator Fund launches at DC Summit to Reimagine Education

    Educator Innovator Fund launches at DC Summit to Reimagine Education

    The Educator Innovator was unveiled at Reimagining Education, an Innovation Summit hosted by the US Department of Education and the MacArthur Foundation on May 28-29, 2013. The summit challenged educational leaders, including students, to devise creative ways to connect education to today’s opportunities and create a learning approach designed for our times. At the center…

  • We can do better … and Youth Voices is doing it! Please give a gift to make it happen.

    We can do better … and Youth Voices is doing it! Please give a gift to make it happen.

      Reposted from my blog In Community Back in February I wrote a blog post about a Connected Learning webinar that was interesting to me mostly because of the contributions of Chappelle Campbell, a student at The Bronx Academy Senior High. and her teacher Paul Allison, an English Teacher at the same school and a…