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...
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 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.
January 24 2017
In Minneapolis, Fostering Black Voices
English teacher Molly Vasich has always been curious about class participation—what prompts it and what discourages it? Teaching upper-level International...
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.
June 29 2016
Implementing Connected Learning and Twenty-First-Century Skill Development in Programming
Professional development training at Nashville Public Library, a member of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, focuses on the planning and...
March 19 2016
Dear Next President, Young People Have Something to Say
Through the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, students and educators embrace digital writing and media-making as chance to...
March 10 2016
LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant Recipients Selected
We're excited to announce the 11 teams of educators who are building the future, today, through our LRNG Innovators Challenge...
December 03 2015
An LRNG Challenge to Educators in 2016: How Will You Join...
New funding opportunities through LRNG will support connected learning by leveraging rich resources in communities and helping young people connect...
November 18 2015
Connecting Colleagues in Cyberspace
Educator innovator Mia Zamora introduces Virtually Connecting, a new connected learning community with a foundational commitment to equity and access.
November 12 2015
Making Way for Makerspaces with Pop Up and Make
The “Pop Up and Make” project in Greenville, North Carolina—supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—is supporting the creation...
October 27 2015
Minecraft for Coding and Afterschool: An Invitation to Educators
Learn about a new set of offerings from Connected Camps geared to the schedules and rhythms of the school year....
October 08 2015
Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG
Today, the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator join partners across the country in announcing Collective Shift, a nonprofit organization...
August 24 2015
LRNG: “Passion Projects” Encourage Creativity, Connected Learning, and STEM Interests
LRNG-funded project in Riverside, CA builds multi-themed, interest-driven learning stations for students to explore, collaborate, and produce.
August 03 2015
For Students in D.C., History Comes Alive for the Year
Real World History—a unique afterschool elective through Inspired Teaching—gives students the chance to explore the past by interning at museums,...
July 27 2015
LRNG: Making Worlds with Student Hactivists
“Making Our Worlds”—a project in Charlotte, NC that was funded through a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—has increased engagement, energy,...
July 09 2015
CLMOOC in its 3rd Make Cycle—Join in Today
CLMOOC is in the middle of its third Make Cycle, "Level Up Your Game Design!" Find out how to get...
July 03 2015
Designed Equity: Reflection on Youth-focused Game Jam in South Central LA
Educator innovator Antero Garcia shares his observations about a game jam in LA and some background information leading up to...
June 22 2015
Educator Innovator Launches CLMOOC—Sign-Up Today
Launched just last week in celebration of the White House’s Week of Making, CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing...
June 05 2015
Summer of Minecraft and the Magic of Peer Mentorship
Summer Minecraft camps give youth opportunities to engage in something they love while learning from their peers.
May 18 2015
In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine...
On the eve of its third iteration, CLMOOC has expanded, but the idea remains the same: the free informal course...
March 13 2015
Multimedia Journal Helps Students Heal and Be Heard
At Chicago’s Tilden Career Community Academy, high school students double as enterprising reporters. They film, photograph, and write stories for...
December 23 2014
iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project
In recent years, much has been made of connected learning, and of new media’s power to expose students to new...
November 05 2014
Embracing Possibility: Lessons from Mozfest 2014
Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to help co-“wrangle” a floor for the 2014 Mozilla Festival, better known as...