February 21 2017
‘Read Brave’ Fosters Passionate Reading and Intergenerational Dialogue
Read Brave is a city-wide one book project in Saint Paul, Minnesota, facilitated by a small but passionate group from...
January 13 2017
A Lab That Grows Young Writers
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
February 04 2015
Defining a Participatory Critical Literacy
In this post from DML Central, educator Antero Garcia discusses defining a participatory critical literacy, using Nicole Mirra and Danielle...
January 30 2015
Empowering Mentors, Empowering Youth: Remembering Brother Mike
March 19 2015
Developer Diaries: Meeting Learning Objectives
Take a look behind the scenes at the collaborative design process between content experts and game developers in this post...
January 29 2016
Immigrant Teens in the South Bronx Learn the Art of Online...
Teachers in the South Bronx extend opportunities for student-driven online writing projects through the Youth Voices platform. The work was...
May 05 2013
Learn to program with ScratchEd
July 22 2015
CLMOOC Heats Up—Join KQED and the National Park Service for the...
As the 2015 CLMOOC continues through a fifth Make Cycle, we’re excited that our partners, KQED and the National Park...
July 17 2017
Six Ways to Build Girl-Inclusive Makerspaces
Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO of TechBridge Girls, explores her organization's mission and outlines six key strategies for for building makerspaces that...
June 29 2017
Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty
Steven Zemelman provides an easy guide to getting started with civic action projects, bringing together the benefits of student civic...
June 20 2017
Maker Programs Strive to Reach All Students
Through training and outreach, maker programs aim for greater diversity among future innovators.
June 13 2017
Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time
A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to...
June 05 2017
Visiting Digital Storytellers with the Alchemists at Networked Narratives
The Networked Narratives team talks with scholars and practitioners thinking about new ways to collaboratively tell and share stories using...
June 01 2017
Novel Art Class Spurs Kids to Collaborate for their Community
“Creating with Confidence” revamps AP Art, using collaboration and design-thinking to spur students to create art with public purpose.
May 22 2017
Continuous Impact & Growth: Checking in with DC’s Real World History
Students share their thoughts on what makes Cosby Hunt's Real World History program, one of the 2014 LRNG Innovators Challenge...
May 16 2017
On the River, Lessons about Life and Learning
Students take to the river, building collaboration and problem-solving skills by building and sailing their own rafts, in conjunction with...
May 11 2017
Using Connected Learning to Empower Student Agency
From video chats to charity basketball games, educators are empowering youth civic engagement by connecting politics to interest-driven learning as...
May 09 2017
Telling Stories of Place, Change, and Culture in Alaska
The Sitka Story Lab, which helps students explore and express their stories while building writing and media skills, extends its...
May 05 2017
Writing Love and Ourselves in the Classroom and Beyond
Collaboratively explore the meaning of love and the power of personal narrative in our annotathon of Bronwyn LaMay’s Personal Narrative,...
May 01 2017
The 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grantees
We're excited to announce the 10 teams of educators who are building the future, today, through our LRNG Innovators challenge...
April 13 2017
In the Borderlands, Connecting Writing and STEM Learning
Girlhood Remixed and Ink Spilling create formative summer camp experiences for youth nearing adolescence, connecting young women with STEM skills...
April 06 2017
Annotate, Collaborate, and Learn with Marginal Syllabus and Educator Innovator
Join us this month as we launch our partnership with Marginal Syllabus with a Hypothesis annotathon of By Any Media...
April 05 2017
Epic Learning: Large Class as Intentional Design
Northern California Writing Project teacher-consultant Kim Jaxon’s jumbo-sized composition class is designed to harness the collaboration, virality, and spontaneous exchange...
March 28 2017
How To Assess the Strength of a Democracy
Examining historical case studies with resources from our partner Facing History and Ourselves helps students think about the cultural and...
March 24 2017
In East L.A., Teenagers Tell New Stories About Their Neighborhood and...
Civic engagement projects give students at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy an opportunity to celebrate their community, as well as...
March 20 2017
Behind the Camera, Students Document Life and Learning
At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.
March 17 2017
Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy
Librarians have been on the front lines of information literacy for years, putting them in a prime position to help...
March 13 2017
Marginal Syllabus as OER and OEP
Remi Kalir, one of the organizers of the open annotation project Marginal Syllabus, explains how the project is an example...
March 09 2017
How Playing With Math Helps Teachers Better Empathize With Students
Math Teachers Circles create a space for educators to connect with the joys of discovery and collaborative problem-solving, creating lessons...
March 06 2017
Story Project Builds Community Among Diverse Set of Teens
A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
March 03 2017
Continuous Impact & Growth: Checking in with Previous LRNG Awardees
With the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge ongoing, we revisit the continuing success of some of our past grantees.
February 28 2017
Asking Big Questions with the 2017 Facing History Student Essay Contest
Facing History’s essay contest prompts students to reflect on civic participation and ethical decision-making by asking them to write about...