Learning Circles Toolkit: Online Learning, Offline

Posted & in P2PU School of Education.

From software tools to facilitation guides, these toolkits have everything a librarian needs to run their own Learning Circle, a lightly facilitated study group for learners who want to take online courses with their peers in a community space. This resource is brought to you by Peer to Peer University (P2PU), an Educator Innovator partner, and leverages the Connected Learning principles.

Connected Courses Begins September 15

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

Connected Courses, a free open online learning experience that starts September 15th, is designed to get educators ready to teach open, connected courses no matter what kind of higher-ed institution they’re working in. The 12-week course will focus on how blended learning, openness, and collaboration can improve practices and allow for the development of new and […]

Survey Shows Summer Learning Gains Ground

Posted & in Afterschool Alliance, Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

New research from the 2014 edition of America After 3PM, the most comprehensive household survey of how students in America spend their after school hours, shows that summer learning programs are strongly supported by parents and that participation in summer learning programs is on the rise. According to the survey of nearly 14,000 families: Eighty-six […]

Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog.

After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of  Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. Maker Party consists […]

Explore Connected Learning at #clmooc

Posted & in National Writing Project, Opportunities Sampler, Partner Opportunities.

Have fun learning new web making skills as you explore the Connected Learning framework in NWP’s massive open online collaboration — or mooc. It’s not a course—there are no quizzes or papers, only creative opportunities to make and share while exploring the Connected Learning design principles and hearing from amazing educators who have used them to push […]

Indulge your inner novelist at Camp NaNoWriMo

Posted & in National Novel Writing Month, Opportunities Sampler, Partner Opportunities.

Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides online support, tracking tools, and hard deadlines— all with the goal of helping participants draft of a novel in a month… specifically, the month of July. If you sign on, you will join 20,000 other novelists around the world as we  write some perhaps-awful, but definitely […]