The Connected Learning Classroom: Resources Uncovered During the Connected Learning Inquiry Group
Over the course of several months a handful of NWP teacher consultants did an extended inquiry into the principles of connected learning. Over eight two week sessions we dove into the separate principles, seeking examples of classroom stories that illustrated each principle and exploring how we could integrate these ideals into our own classrooms.
During our time together we were able to have several shared discussions on Teachers Teaching Teachers, a weekly internet talk show hosted by Writing Project teachers Paul Allison, Chris Sloan and Monika Hardy. Participants were able to discuss these principles in action as well as interview several educational luminaries whose work demonstrated these principles of connected learning. Stephen Ritz, Will Richardson and several other outside voices joined in on these discussions.
Over the course of the inquiry group members uncovered a rich collection of outside resources and stories. We discovered that most of the stories we found did not only exhibit one of the connected learning principles but in fact consisted of many of the principles in action. We have amassed the collection of these stories in this Digital Is resource.
Inquiry Group “Face to Face” Discussions