From video chats to charity basketball games, educators are empowering youth civic engagement by connecting politics to interest-driven learning as a means for teaching argumentative writing.
Posts Tagged: connected learning
We’re excited to announce the 10 teams of educators who are building the future, today, through our LRNG Innovators challenge grants. These grants were made possible with support from the National Writing Project, John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
With the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge ongoing, we revisit the continuing success of some of our past grantees.
A program based in Brooklyn, NY, makes learning enticing for teenagers, combining topics they might already know a thing or two about: fashion, technology, and video games. “Playable Fashion” began in 2012 as an afterschool program at the nonprofit art and technology studio Eyebeam. Today the teenage participants learn about electronics, coding, and “wearable technology” […]
LRNG Innovators is launching its third challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, to a career, or having a positive impact in the community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover interests connecting the spheres of their lives, both in and out of school, and provide potential future opportunities.
How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local […]
New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology.
New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews professor Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom.
Through interest-driven learning and making, the Global Cardboard Challenge by our partner, Imagination Foundation, puts the principles of connected learning into practice while celebrating youth creativity in an annual day of play.