Powerful learning occurs when youth, driven by their own interests, are supported in being creators and not just consumers of knowledge. In celebration of October’s Connected Educator Month, we kicked things off with a focus on how we can create opportunities, space, and time for all youth to be agents in their own learning. This webinar drew inspiration from the “Maker Movement” and used the Connected Learning principles to support the sharing of ideas and strategies related to this notion of youth agency throughout October and beyond.
Guests for this webinar included: Laura Bradley, Bay Area Writing Project teacher-consultant and middle school teacher involved with NaNoWriMo Kim Douillard, San Diego Area Writing Project director and elementary teacher Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, National Writing Project executive director Paul Oh, National Writing Project senior associate Jo Paraiso, Oakland high school teacher also involved at Youthvoices.net
Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar.
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