About

Educator Innovator is both a blog and a network of networks devoted to creative and connected learning.

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The Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator provides an online "meet-up" for educators who are re-imagining learning. Educator Innovator is both a blog and a growing community of educators, partners and supporters. If we want to educate a generation of young people to be innovators — to create, build, design, and use their talents to improve their world — we need to value the creative capacity in the mentors and teachers who support them. Educator Innovator gathers together like-minded colleagues and organizations who value open learning for educators and whose interests and spirits exemplify Connected Learning: an approach that sees learning as interest-driven, peer supported, and oriented toward powerful outcomes. Educator Innovator and its partners support learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost — and share the goal of more powerful and connected learning for youth. The Educator Innovator does not see learning as the province of one institution or service, but rather sees our learning institutions and organizations as a larger ecosystem for learning, one that can be more powerful by being more connected.

The Fund

Educator Innovator supports educators in re-imagining learning on the ground through the Educator Innovator Fund, a micro-investment fund supporting practitioners working with youth and communities to move their practice toward connected learning and community engagement. To learn how you can contribute to the Educator Innovator Fund, visit the Get Involved page.