Webinars

In the Works…

We are in the process of incorporating Connected Learning TV (CLTV, connectedlearning.tv) into our website. Our webinar programming will soon adopt the Connected Learning TV name and more importantly, the programming will continue to be the high-quality, innovative content that’s become the standard at CLTV.

We have already begun hosting CLTV programming here at Educator Innovator, and all of the CLTV video archives have been moved here under the “Webinar Archive” tab below. You can find the profiles and case studies that were at connectedlearning.tv on our community publishing site, Digital Is.

Educator Innovator is a strong community of partners and educators working to redefine education, and CLTV at Educator Innovator will only strengthen this effort to improve education for our nation’s youth.

More webinars are on the way! Check back here for the latest.

Networked Narratives: Studio Visit with Howard Rheingold & Mamie Rheingold

Air Date: Feb 21, 2017 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Networked Narratives (#netnarr) is an open connected course of digital storytelling, world building, civic imagination, and a bit of digital alchemy hosted online and as a course at Kean University during the Spring 2017. This week’s studio visit, co-streamed here at Educator Innovator, was with Howard Rheingold and Mamie Rheingold, and the focus was on […] Read More

“Spark an Interest, Ignite a Passion:” 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge Application Support Session

Air Date: Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In its third year, LRNG Innovators has launched a new challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, a career, or  having a positive impact on their community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover […] Read More

Networked Narratives: Studio Visit with Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minke

Air Date: Feb 14, 2017 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Networed Narratives (#netnarr) is an open connected course of digital storytelling, world building, civic imagination, and a bit of digital alchemy hosted online and as a course at Kean University during the Spring 2017. This week’s studio visit, co-streamed here at Educator Innovator, is with Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minke with a focus on participatory […] Read More

The First 100 Days with #2nextprez

Air Date: Feb 9, 2017 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Did you love Letters to the Next President? Are you looking for ways to keep students energized about issues that matter to them? Join us for a discussion with educators who are using the first 100 days of the new administration to continue (and start!) conversations, projects and civic action around issues important to students. […] Read More

Engaging Teens as Changemakers: A KidsTales.org Case Study

Air Date: Feb 7, 2017 04:00 pm –0:500 pm PST

How can you engage teens to be Changemakers?  KidsTales.org, a nonprofit founded by a kid for kids, presents their changemaking story and explores how to create, engage, and sustain teen changemakers. Kidstales.org brings creative writing workshops, taught by teen instructors, to 8 to 12 year old kids that do not have access to writing experiences […] Read More

Networked Narratives: Studio Visit with Mark Marino & Rob Wittig

Air Date: Feb 7, 2017 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

#Netprov– “networked improvisation narrative” — an online art form occupying the densely populated cultural space of social media, holds the potential to highlight the value of participatory culture while recasting the traditional terms of cultural contribution, writing, and even what it means to author something. Read More

Network Narratives: Studio Visit with Leonardo Flores on Literature in the Digital Age (co-stream #netnarr)

Air Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Connected to a larger project called Network Narratives (#netnarr) this opening conversation is a consideration of literature in the digital age. What is electronic literature? Where can we discover it? What narrative genres have emerged based on the affordances of new media tools? What role might transmedia storytelling play in our school environments? Read More

Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources

Air Date: Jan 10, 2017 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

This webinar highlights strategies for representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics, and discusses criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including thinking about audience, historical context, and point of view. Read More

Visible Thinking Routines and Primary Sources

Air Date: Dec 15, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

In this webinar, education experts will model how to use visible thinking strategies to enhance the power of primary sources in your classroom. A wide variety of easy-to-use routines will be modeled and discussed. Read More

Image, Sound, and Story: Teaching Literacy for a Visual Culture

Air Date: Dec 8, 2016 03:00 pm –04:00 pm PST

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program from the Jacob Burns Film Center preparing teachers in grades 5-10 to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy instruction. Read More

Learning at the Intersections of Science, Literacy, Gaming, and Making

Air Date: Dec 6, 2016 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Museum educators and teachers from Philadelphia share some of the things they have learned from designing learning for middle school youth in out-of-school time spaces at the intersections of science, literacy, gaming, and making. This webinar discusses experiences and questions that emerge from the GAME ON! Philadelphia project through which youth explore the nature of gaming alongside natural science concepts. The discussion also focuses on youth creating their own games that integrate new science knowledge and that can be shared with public audiences. Read More

Introducing the Library of Congress

Air Date: Nov 29, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

In this webinar, guests explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary source sets, webinars and professional development opportunities, social media channels, and more. They also share their top tips and favorite resources. About the Library of Congress: The mission of the Library of Congress is to support the […] Read More

Exploring and Expanding Possibilities for Integrating Writing in Science Classrooms

Air Date: Nov 1, 2016 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

This webinar explores how writing can support students in (1) strengthening conceptual understanding of scientific phenomena, (2) engaging in practices related to thinking and communicating like scientists, and (3) moving science knowledge and practices beyond subject and school boundaries into action in local and global communities. The webinar also includes a discussion about writing in science classrooms with an eye toward audience, purpose, genre, mode, argument, evidence, inquiry, and text. Read More

Teaching for Democracy Alliance: Teaching Media Literacy

Air Date: Oct 12, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

In this webinar, members of the Teaching for Democracy Alliance explored the "why" and "how" of teaching media literacy, especially during this heated presidential election season. Panelists shared resources and tips from their own classrooms and organizations. Read More

Listening, Leading, and Learning in Community during the 2016 Election

Air Date: Sep 20, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

How do teachers invite students to both be themselves and become a community in these times? Alan Singer has been sharing suggestions at Huffington Post for teachers during this election season, writing, “Our obligation is not to maintain some abstract form of ‘balance’ in the classroom, but to help students become critical thinkers who learn to […] Read More

Teaching Presidential Elections (from NAMLE and Teaching for Democracy Alliance)

Air Date: Sep 14, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Join NAMLE and Teaching for Democracy Alliance for a co-streamed webinar about Teaching Presidential Elections on Wednesday, September 14 at 4 pm PT, 7pm ET. Read More

From Research to Public Voice: Supporting Youth’s Writing for Civic Advocacy

Air Date: Sep 13, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Youth’s research into civic issues that engage their interests and ignite their passions can represent powerful learning experiences. Yet the genre of the academic research paper isn’t the most effective means for engaging in civic advocacy. In this session, the National Writing Project introduced a draft of its Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum (CEWAC), comprised of […] Read More

Using the ATtiny85 Microcontroller for Intermediate Paper Circuitry Projects (Part 3 of 3)

Air Date: Sep 8, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Join NEXMAP for a back to school series, “Literacy, Craft, Civic Engagement – A Paper Circuitry Project for L2P 2.0,” spanning August and September that explores how young people can use paper circuitry to voice their opinions and showcase creative expression. The NEXMAP team helped both educators and young people explore how to use paper circuitry […] Read More

Using Paper and Electronics to Support Multiple Literacies and Creative Learning (Part 2 of 3)

Air Date: Aug 25, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Join NEXMAP for a back to school series,”Literacy, Craft, Civic Engagement – A Paper Circuitry Project for L2P 2.0,” spanning August and September that explores how young people can use paper circuitry to voice their opinions and showcase creative expression. The NEXMAP team will help both educators and young people explore how to use paper circuitry to […] Read More

Getting Started with Paper Circuitry (Part 1 of 3)

Air Date: Aug 18, 2016 04:00 –05:00 PDT

Join NEXMAP for a back to school series spanning August and September that explores how young people can use paper circuitry to voice their opinions and showcase creative expression. The NEXMAP team will help both educators and young people explore how to use paper circuitry to write a letter to the next president and provide templates for easily doing so. Read More

Teaching Debate and Media Literacy in a Polarized Political Climate

Air Date: Jul 20, 2016 03:00 pm –04:00 pm PDT

In this hangout, participants asked what impact the current political climate, often characterized by its divisiveness, has on teaching debate and media literacy. Educators and experts in the field discussed why supporting students to have critical conversations while remaining open to others’ points of view is so important in this atmosphere. Guests also discussed how students can […] Read More

Looking Back, Learning Forward: Supporting Project- and Problem-Based Learning with Historical Primary Sources

Air Date: Jul 14, 2016 01:00 pm –02:00 pm PDT

Historical primary sources can support learning that is grounded in authentic, open-ended problems of today. Join educators for a discussion about teaching with primary sources as part of a sustained inquiry process throughout which youth share learning, solutions, and products beyond the classroom. Guests discussed the questions about matching primary sources with problem- and project-based learning. […] Read More

Make a Video Letter with Your Phone

Air Date: Jul 12, 2016 04:00 –05:00 PDT

View this conversation about how to use your mobile phone to tell stories and write a video “letter” to the next President. Learn storytelling, production, and distribution techniques to explore the possibilities of using readily available tools and to reach a broad audience—the power is in your own hands! Participants from the Bay Area Video Coalition […] Read More

What Makes a Good Problem?

Air Date: Jun 30, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Math Teachers’ Circles are professional learning communities focused on collaborative problem solving. In this webinar, Math Teachers’ Circle leaders talked about what makes a good problem, including the difference between a problem and an exercise, the art of problem posing, and how differentiated learning can emerge naturally from the exploration of rich, multifaceted problems. Although […] Read More

Spoken Word Letters

Air Date: Jun 28, 2016 04:00–05:00 PDT

Spoken word, or oral poetry, can help students critically examine dominant narratives to make sense of their own experience through language and express themselves using their own vernacular. As part of a special series designed for the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, this L2P 2.0 Make Cycle/Media Make hangout served as an invitation […] Read More

Arguing the CRWP Way: Establishing a Classroom Climate for Inquiry and Generosity

Air Date: Jun 21, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

Join members of the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) leadership team for a discussion of how CRWP materials and principles encourage students to treat opposing views with respect and generosity. Students who write from CRWP materials start with an inquiry stance towards an issue and revisit their opinion in light of multiple, often opposing points of view. […] Read More

From Voice to Influence: Media, Learning, and Participatory Politics

Air Date: Jun 13, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

In recent years, a wave of new research focused upon the interplay between participatory culture, learning, and politics has emerged from the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative and in particular, from two related research networks, The Youth and Participatory Politics Network and the Connected Learning Network. This scholarship has often focused on such […] Read More

Remix to Speak Back to Media

Air Date: Jun 7, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 om PDT

In the midst of the 2016 US President Election cycle, how can we support the youth we work with in being critical media creators and agents around topics they care about instead of just consumers and targets of other people’s media? Join educators from the NWP, the LAMP, hypothes.is, and the Mozilla Foundation, who looked at […] Read More

Political Investigative Journalism: Playing the Watchdog Role

Air Date: May 24, 2016 4:00 pm –5:00 pm PDT

Watch host Peter Adams from the News Literacy Project in a conversation with Chicago Sun-Times reporters, Chris Fusco and Tim Novak. Fusco and Novak discussed their recent investigative work and described some of the unique challenges of investigative reporting. They also gave advice for young people and other citizens who are interested in playing a watchdog role […] Read More

L2P 2.0 Media Make How-to Hangout: Argue with Images! – Infographics

Air Date: May 17, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

As part of a special series designed for the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, this Media Make how-to hangout focused on the power of data visualization to create compelling arguments about election issues. Guests introduced different tools and formats for bringing data to life visually and shared best practices for helping students know where to start. This hangout […] Read More

Mozilla Curriculum Workshop: Letters to the Next President

Air Date: May 10, 2016 07:00 am –08:00 am PDT

In this hangout, a co-streamed workshop with Mozilla, an Educator Innovator partner, co-hosts Amira Dhalla and Chad Sansing, along with producers Kristina Gorr and Paul Oh, helped participants answer the question, “How can I use the web to teach and learn what’s important to me?” Join us as we prototype teaching and learning materials live on-air and […] Read More

Supporting Digital Literacy in and out of the Classroom

Air Date: May 5, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

In this hangout, representatives from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University discussed the development and launch of the Digital Literacy Resource Platform (DLRP), an evolving collection of tools that a range of audiences (from educators to parents) can use to learn more about online safety, privacy, information quality, creativity, and copyright. […] Read More

Reflections on National Campaign Coverage: Challenges and Opportunities in the 2016 Presidential Race

Air Date: May 4, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

Join the News Literacy Project for a special conversation with national political reporters Matea Gold and Abby Phillip from The Washington Post. Matea and Abby offered their insights on some examples of rumors and misinformation in the 2016 campaign, discussed the competing issues and agendas they must navigate in their reporting, and described the active role […] Read More

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs: Engaging Gen Z With Video Journalism for Students by Students

Air Date: Apr 26, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

In this hangout, participants discussed PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs and described their experiences working with its video journalism curriculum in the classroom and developing their own student report videos. Educators, students, and representatives from PBS NewsHour addressed how journalism represents a unique approach to learning in a broad range of topics and creates an […] Read More

Developing a Global Perspective on Under-Reported Challenges

Air Date: Apr 21, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

In this hangout, participants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the National Writing Project discussed the importance of learning about under-reported challenges, both nationally and across the globe, and understanding multiple perspectives and opinions on these issues. Participants talked about strategies for making cross-cultural and cross-regional connections in the classroom, as well as Pulitzer’s Lesson […] Read More

L2P 2.0 Media Make: Make Your Own Political Art

Air Date: Apr 19, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

As part of a special series designed for the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, this Media Make examined the elements of influential political art, featuring such artists as Banksy and Corita Kent. Participants discussed how students can make their own political art to address injustices that affect their daily lives, initiate discussion, and influence social issues. This […] Read More

#CallingAllVoices: Participatory Journalism and the Changing Nature of News

Air Date: Apr 12, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

In this hangout, participants from Fusion and Youth Radio discussed some of the ways modern news and media organizations are creating opportunities for participatory journalism through social media and citizen reporting. Both Fusion and Youth Radio encourage young people from a range of backgrounds, many of whom live in communities where issues are not regularly […] Read More

Thinking Across Civic Education Work

Air Date: Mar 31, 2016 4:00 pm –5:00 pm PDT

Watch a discussion with educators and researchers from Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) and the Council of Youth Research on the similarities of their experiences, as well as distinctions between the projects. They shared ideas about what civic educators and researchers in a range of settings can learn from each other. This hangout was the fourth […] Read More

Educators’ Experiences Educating for Participatory Politics

Air Date: Mar 24, 2016 4:00 pm –5:00 pm PDT

Teachers from Los Angeles, Oakland, and Chicago shared their experiences implementing curriculum exploring the expanded possibilities and risks associated with youth civic and political engagement in the digital age. This hangout was the third in a 4-part series, “Youth-Led Inquiry, Connection, and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” organized by Educating for Participatory Politics […] Read More

L2P 2.0 Media Make: Finding Personal Relevance in Election Issues

Air Date: Mar 22, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

As part of a special series designed for the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, this “Media Make” how-to hangout offered an invitation for youth to create short videos about election issues that matter to them personally, or impact their communities. Participants–including media makers, educators, and learners–shared practical tips for making effective videos with a […] Read More

YPAR in Action: Lessons from the Council of Youth Research

Air Date: Mar 17, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PDT

View this discussion with members of the Council of Youth Research, a Los Angeles youth participatory action research (YPAR) community, on how this practice makes civic education authentic, relevant, and oriented toward social justice. This hangout was the second in a 4-part series, “Youth-Led Inquiry, Connection, and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” organized […] Read More

Supporting Educators to Educate for Participatory Politics

Air Date: Mar 10, 2016 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In this hangout, the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) teams shared their experiences providing training and coaching to educators as they developed curriculum exploring the expanded possibilities and risks associated with educating youth for participatory politics. This was the first in a 4-part series, “Youth-Led Inquiry, Connection, and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” […] Read More

L2P 2.0 Media Make: Developing and Discussing Diverse Political Views In the Classroom and Beyond

Air Date: Mar 8, 2016 02:00 pm –03:00 pm PST

As part of a special series designed for the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, this kickoff “Media Make” featured educators Janelle Bence and Chris Sloan leading a conversation with students and other teachers about developing and discussing diverse political views in the classroom during a particularly contentious election. View the Conversation During the broadcast, […] Read More

Meet the “Deviants”: Networked Artists and Makers of DeviantArt

Air Date: Feb 25, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PST

“We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression,” states DeviantArt, a social network where artists and art enthusiasts share and discover each other’s work. Its mission is to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us! Focused primarily on visual arts with participation from artists at every level of their development, […] Read More

Storytelling and Making Redefined: Get to Know the Wattpad Community

Air Date: Feb 18, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PST

As the “the world’s largest community for storytellers,” Wattpad is a free app and website that lets people discover and share stories about the things they love. More than 40 million people around the world turn to Wattpad to create and find stories that match their interests. Wattpad stories are serialized and the entire community […] Read More

Connecting the Creative Sparks of Young Makers to Supportive Communities of Practice

Air Date: Feb 11, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

Kicking off an exciting new collaboration in support of youth interest-driven making, we introduced two participatory social networks for makers, announced our upcoming challenge, and shared educator-facing resources to support connecting interested youth to these networked opportunities. This hangout was the first in a 3-part series called “From Heroes to Villains or Back Again: Setting […] Read More

Three Rs of the Modern Era: Research Writing Rewired

Air Date: Feb 8, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

In this hangout, teachers and students shared their experiences of engaging in an inquiry-driven unit focusing on a collective study of culture, using a variety of texts and individual student literature books that led students to researching topics, writing, and composing with various media. Participants discussed the research process, writing a traditional research paper, purposeful use […] Read More

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Air Date: Feb 1, 2016 4:00 pm –5:00 pm PST

Building on the success of the Letters to the Next President initiative in 2008, version 2.0 (L2P 2.0) continues to leverage the excitement of a national election to power civic learning for a new generation of teachers, mentors, and youth. In this hangout, educators described the power of participating in the previous iteration of L2P […] Read More

Making-Learning in Different Settings

Air Date: Jan 28, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm

In this hangout, participants discussed the advantages and challenges of different institutional settings for maker-learning. They examined how different settings fit with different learning goals, describing learning-making in libraries, schools, makerspaces, and after-school programs. This hangout was hosted by Howard Rheingold and was the final hangout in a 4-part series called “Maker-Ed: Tinkering, Inventing, Learning,” which was co-streamed at connectedlearning.tv. View […] Read More

Getting Started with Making-Learning and Where to Go from There

Air Date: Jan 21, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PST

In this hangout, participants discussed how to get started making-learning with a cohort of learners. They also shared their ideas and strategies for how to proceed with making-learning, whether in an educational institution, library, makerspace, or after-school program. This hangout was hosted by Howard Rheingold and was the third in a 4-part series called “Maker-Ed: Tinkering, […] Read More

Design, Making, and Learning: Why & How

Air Date: Jan 14, 2016 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

In this hangout, participants discussed how design, making, and learning are connected. Design and “shop” used to be separated from other aspects of pedagogy, but participants in this hangout interrogated how these approaches are now becoming intertwined. This hangout was hosted by Howard Rheingold and was the second in a 4-part series called “Maker-Ed: Tinkering, Inventing, […] Read More

Invent to Learn

Air Date: Jan 7, 2016 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PST

In this hangout, participants discussed the educational value of encouraging invention and tinkering. Topics ranged from kits for young children to citizen science for older learners as participants described how the value of tinkering is at the core of an emerging pedagogy of “inventing to learn.” This hangout was hosted by Howard Rheingold and was the first […] Read More

Building School 2.0 (Part 2): Fostering Inquiry and Connected Practice In the Classroom

Air Date: Dec 16, 2015 12:30 pm–01:30 pm PST

In this second webinar of a two-part series about “building school 2.0,” educators Zac Chase, Alex Gilliam, MaryBeth Hertz, and Diana Laufenberg, joined by students from Science Leadership Academy’s Beeber campus, Brodie Bauman, Troy Taylor, and Marcus Villacorta, made connections between theses from Building School 2.0, co-authored by Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase, and what’s happening in the classroom. Building […] Read More

Hours of Code: Coding as an Issue of #techquity

Air Date: Dec 10, 2015 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

The week of December 7-13 was Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and an occasion for teachers to engage in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code initiative is aimed at introducing students to computer programming using a range of online tutorials and projects, and offline activities that engage learners in computational thinking. Code.org, an […] Read More

Building School 2.0 (Part 1): Fostering Inquiry and Connected Practice Among Learners and Teachers

Air Date: Dec 9, 2015 12:30 pm–01:30 pm PST

In this first webinar of a two-part series about “building school 2.0″—organized by educators Zac Chase, Diana Laufenberg, and Chris Lehmann—participants describe building modern schools “in and of our time, for our time, for the children.” This webinar focused on the ways that inquiry supports school-building at the local, district, and national level and how educators are […] Read More

Educators Innovating with Minecraft

Air Date: Nov 23, 2015 12:30 pm–1:30 pm PST

Webinar focus: How are teachers innovating and creating learning experiences with Minecraft? Host Seann Dikkers talked with guests about educators innovating with Minecraft. Once an educator is willing to try new digital media, like including a game like Minecraft, the next step is working through the challenge of integrating it into your values and goals. This conversation included […] Read More

Learning to Code in Minecraft

Air Date: Nov 17, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

Webinar focus: How can coding be taught in the Minecraft environment? Host Sarah Guthals talked with guests about how Minecraft can be used to teach and learn coding. This webinar focused on the benefits Minecraft provides to coding education of all levels. Whether you are coding within the game, or writing mods for the game, Minecraft provides an […] Read More

Project-Based Learning in Minecraft

Air Date: Nov 10, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

Webinar focus: How can Minecraft be mobilized to support project-based learning experiences? Host Randall Fujimoto talked with guests about various ways in which project-based learning modules can incorporate Minecraft to build stimulating learning experiences. The conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectedLearning. About this series: This webinar was part of a November 2015 […] Read More

Literacy in the Digital Age—A Teaching Channel & Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Nov 4, 2015 02:00 pm–03:00 pm PST

Educator Innovator partner, Teaching Channel, recently teamed up with Student Achievement Partners on a Tchrs’ Voice blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. This webinar brings together educators who guest-blogged for the series and representatives from Teaching Channel and Student Achievement Partners to extend the conversation on digital literacy. Participants […] Read More

Building a Learning Community on a Minecraft Server

Air Date: Nov 3, 2015 5:30 pm–6:30 pm PST

Webinar focus: What does it take to launch, moderate, and grow a learning community on a Minecraft server? Host Mimi Ito talks with guests about building a learning community on a Minecraft server. With the right care and feeding, Minecraft servers can host thriving learning communities that foster peer mentorship, digital citizenship, and collaborative creation. […] Read More

Expanding Opportunity in a World of Innovation—Part 4 of “Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World”

Air Date: Oct 29, 2015 10:00 AM–11:00 PM PDT

Webinar focus: How can cities, schools, tech leaders, and policy makers drive innovation that is robust, open, and inclusive? About this webinar: Host S. Craig Watkins talked with experts from academia, business, education, and entrepreneurship about the new geography of innovation and the challenge of inclusion. Watkins and guests explored what kinds of policies can effectively address […] Read More

No Bells, No Walls: Learning from the 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Grantees (Part 3)

Air Date: Oct 28, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

This is the final webinar in our three-part series that featured 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant recipients who shared the work they have been doing alongside youth as they produce, tinker, experiment, make, perform, and create, expanding time and space for youth interests and production-centered work in their schools and teaching/learning contexts. The LRNG Innovators Challenge […] Read More

Youth Makerspaces Today

Air Date: Oct 27, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

What are the varieties, differences, and commonalities in makerspaces in libraries, museums, community organizations, and schools? And what are some of the many practices and frameworks? In this webinar, Steve Davee, Director of Education at Maker Ed, discusses the Youth Makerspace Playbook, a report that both provides a bird’s-eye view of makerspace planning, as well […] Read More

The Last Mile: Remaking the Pathways to Opportunity—Part 3 of “Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World”

Air Date: Oct 22, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT

Webinar focus: How is the world of work changing and what are the emergent challenges facing young people as they seek out social, economic, and civic opportunities? About this webinar: Host S. Craig Watkins talked with members of the Connected Learning Research Network about the changing social and economic factors that structure young people’s transition to […] Read More

No Bells, No Walls: Learning from the 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Grantees (Part 2)

Air Date: Oct 21, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

This second webinar of a three-part series featured 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant recipients who shared the work they have been doing alongside youth as they produce, tinker, experiment, make, perform, and create, expanding time and space for youth interests and production-centered work in their schools and teaching/learning contexts. The LRNG Innovation Challenge is investing in […] Read More

Rethinking the Innovation Economy—Part 2 of “Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World”

Air Date: Oct 15, 2015 11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT

Webinar focus: How is creative labor changing in the new economy? About this webinar: On Thursday, October 15, 2015, host S. Craig Watkins talked with a diverse group of researchers and thought-leaders who are studying the changes that are remaking creative labor. Participants discussed, for example, the production of Web-TV, the rise of start-up game […] Read More

No Bells, No Walls: Learning from the 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Grantees (Part 1)

Air Date: Oct 14, 2015 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

This is the first webinar in a special three-part series featuring 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant recipients who share the work they have been doing alongside youth as they produce, tinker, experiment, make, perform, and create in all sorts of ways to expand time and space for youth interests and production-centered work in their schools […] Read More

Making It in the New Economy—Part 1 of “Doing Innovation: Empowering Young People for Tomorrow’s World”

Air Date: Oct 8, 2015 11:00 AM–12:00 PM PDT

Webinar focus: How are millennials expanding our notions of innovation? What kinds of skills and resources do young innovators need as they seek to build more robust pathways to opportunity? About this webinar: CLTV invited a group of young entrepreneurs to share their experiences trying to start new enterprises in a world marked by innovation. In […] Read More

“Back to School” (Part 4): Nurturing Our Professional Lives

Air Date: Sep 29, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Webinar focus: How do we nurture our professional growth in the flurry of the school year? About this webinar: CLTV visits with teachers who share strategies for continuing growth in the profession year-round. In partnership with CLTV, Educator Innovator simulcasted this four-part series during the month of September under the theme “Back to School: Creating the School […] Read More

#techquity: doubting/believing

Air Date: Sep 24, 2015 4:00 PM–5:00 PM PDT

Webinar focus: Is it time to give up on computers in schools? About this webinar: The influx of digital tools in schools can polarize educators. Whether the devices are student’s prized smartphones stuffed in backpacks and pockets, or shiny new Chromebooks purchased to help a school meet the demands of online standardized tests, debates spring up […] Read More

“Back to School” (Part 3): Distributing Expertise in the Classroom

Air Date: Sep 22, 2015 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PDT

Webinar focus: How is the responsibility for learning shared with students in our classrooms? About this webinar: CLTV talks with teachers who think carefully about classroom designs—both physical and virtual elements—that support community and empathy building in their classrooms. In partnership with CLTV, Educator Innovator simulcasted these webinars as part of the September CLTV Series curated by […] Read More

“Back to School” (Part 2): Student Learning Outcomes as Emergent

Air Date: Sep 15, 2015 3:30 pm–4:30 pm PDT

Webinar focus: How do we support student-directed curiosity and inquiry when student learning outcomes are created in advance of meeting students? What does it mean to lesson plan “in the moment.” About this webinar: CLTV talks with teachers who think carefully about classroom designs—both physical and virtual elements—that support community and empathy building in their classrooms. […] Read More

“Back to School” (Part 1): Creating a Culture of Kindness in the Classroom

Air Date: Sep 10, 2015 6:30PM –7:30 PM PDT

Webinar focus: How do we establish a classroom community where everyone is an important and valued member? About this webinar: CLTV talks with teachers who think carefully about classroom designs—both physical and virtual elements—that support community and empathy building in their classrooms. In partnership with CLTV, Educator Innovator simulcasted these webinars as part of the September CLTV […] Read More

Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World (Part 4): Upstanders in Today’s Digital and Physical World

Air Date: Aug 26, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

Webinar Focus: What does it mean to be civically engaged today? About this webinar: Host Mary Hendra has a conversation with Jon Lego, Emily Weisberg, and Andrew Slack on creating upstanders in and out of the classroom. Facing History students become highly motivated to make a difference now, in their own communities. How do we facilitate their […] Read More

Literacy Practice in the Real World: Students Annotating the Web

Air Date: Aug 18, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Emergent technology is revolutionizing the way we can navigate and engage with content on the Internet. New tools allow us to annotate inline on web pages for both personal note-taking and for communal discussion. Students and teachers can make particularly powerful use of this technology as it clearly aligns with learning goals in the humanities […] Read More

Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World (Part 3): Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird

Air Date: Aug 17, 2015 11:30 am –12:30 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: How do we help students develop the language and skills to confront today’s issues? About this webinar: On Monday, August 17 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT (2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT), join host Mary Hendra for a conversation with Laura Tavares and Armen Menechyan about teaching Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Creating upstanders starts with […] Read More

Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World (Part 2): The Holocaust and Human Behavior

Air Date: Aug 12, 2015 11:30am –12:30pm PDT

Webinar focus: How does studying the history of the Holocaust help students develop a voice today? About this Webinar: Host Mary Hendra has a conversation with Michael Berenbaum, Annie Brown, and Dan Alba on studying the Holocaust. For almost forty years, Facing History and Ourselves has used a close examination of the Holocaust to help […] Read More

Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World (Part 1): Creating Safe and Reflective Classrooms

Air Date: Aug 5, 2015 11:30 am–12:30 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: How do you create classrooms in which students develop their voice and sense of agency? About this webinar: Host Mary Hendra has a conversation with Dennis Barr, Doc Miller, and Stephanie Carillo about how to make classrooms both safe and empowering spaces. Creating upstanders starts with giving students the space and opportunity to reflect […] Read More

“EdContexts”: Educators Across Contexts—Part 4 of “Learning and Leading in a Connected World”

Air Date: Jul 27, 2015 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: How can educators teach, collaborate, and learn thoughtfully and meaningfully across national, cultural, and other borders? About this Series What does it mean to learn and lead in open and connected ways in a diverse and complex world? This month, in partnership with CLTV, we are simulcasting a series of webinars co-curated with […] Read More

ASTC On Air With…Dale Dougherty

Air Date: Jul 23, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

As part of the ASTC On Air series, Educator Innovator partner, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, will be visiting with Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media, Inc. ASTC On Air is a new series that interviews fascinating individuals outside the museum field who are doing work that is relevant and interesting to […] Read More

Emerging Trends in Open Scholarship—Part 3 of “Learning and Leading in a Connected World”

Air Date: Jul 20, 2015 3:00 pm –4:00 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: What are some of the emerging approaches to open scholarship? About this Series What does it mean to learn and lead in open and connected ways in a diverse and complex world? This month, in partnership with CLTV, we are simulcasting a series of webinars co-curated with colleagues from EdConteXts that will run […] Read More

Transliteracies: Exploring Literacies and Learning in a Connected World—Part 2 of “Learning and Leading in a Connected World”

Air Date: Jul 15, 2015 11:00 am –12:00 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: As connected educators and mentors work to create powerful learning opportunities, how can we understand and design for the mobile, transliterate lives of youth and adults? About this Series What does it mean to learn and lead in open and connected ways in a diverse and complex world? This month, in partnership with CLTV, […] Read More

Techquity in an Increasingly Wired World—Part 1 of “Learning and Leading in a Connected World”

Air Date: Jul 10, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Webinar Focus: What are some equity issues that arise or are compounded when schools and educational institutions endeavor to keep pace with cultural changes? About this Series What does it mean to learn and lead in open and connected ways in a diverse and complex world? This month, in partnership with CLTV, we are simulcasting […] Read More

Food Literacy, Healthy Communities, and Youth Leadership: A Conversation with Bread Loaf Teachers

Air Date: Jun 26, 2015 8:00 am–9:00 am PDT

Bread Loaf Teacher Network members described an extraordinary collaboration among teachers and students on the Navajo Nation and in Kentucky. This webinar covered youth learning opportunities and agency around issues of food justice, community health, and literacy. Please also watch the video below to see the Bread Loaf Teacher Network in action:   Guests for […] Read More

View From a Startup: Cities of Learning in Washington, D.C.

Air Date: Jun 25, 2015 09:00 am –10:00 am PST

What lessons have been learned from starting up a Cities of Learning site in Washington, D.C.? On Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 9:00am-10:00am PT (noon-1:00pm ET), host Michael Robbins, founder of Span Learning, talked with representatives from District of Learning, Peter Guttmacher of DC Trust, and Jeralyn Cave of Collaborative Communications. They explored the process for launching […] Read More

Connect Your Learning and Making this Summer with CLMOOC

Air Date: Jun 18, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Educator Innovator is excited to announce that sign-ups are now open for CLMOOC 2015. CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. CLMOOC takes place this summer, from June 18–August 2, 2015, and provides educators of all […] Read More

YOUmedia Site Spotlight: TechHive at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Air Date: Jun 18, 2015 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PDT

Learn about TechHive, the Lawrence Hall of Science’s YOUmedia Learning Lab, from both facilitators and youth participants. They’ll be speaking about their teen Robot Petting Zoo Makeathon. The Makeathon, which happened in May 2015, was a teen-driven and teen-led alternative to a hackathon, and included developing an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the event. Read More

Turning Pittsburgh into a Campus for Learning

Air Date: Jun 18, 2015 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

What does it take to connect learning across Pittsburgh? On Thursday, June 18 from noon-1:00pm PT (3:00pm-4:00pm ET), host Tim Cook, from The Sprout Fund, talked with representatives from Pittsburgh City of Learning partner organizations – James Doyle and Jennifer Herr from Pittsburgh Public Schools, Kelly Rottmund from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Markese Long […] Read More

Learning Pathways: Creating Opportunities for Deeper Student Engagement In and Out of School

Air Date: Jun 9, 2015 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

What are some ways to engage young people in summer programs to give them an authentic learning experience? On Tuesday, June 9 from 11:00am-noon PT (2:00pm-3:00pm ET), host Margaret Black conversed with representatives from Dallas City of Learning partner organizations – Evan Cleveland from Big Thought, Rosaura Cruz-Webb and Elizabeth Berkman from Junior Players, and Jason […] Read More

Making This Summer Significant for Youths

Air Date: Jun 2, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What are some ways to engage young people in summer programs to give them an authentic learning experience? On Tuesday, June 2 from 9:00am-10:00am PT (noon-1:00pm ET), host Sybil Madison-Boyd conversed with representatives from Chicago City of Learning partner organizations–Alex Cornwell from Chicago Lights, Na-Tae’ Thompson from True Star, and Vaughn Bryant from Chicago Park District. […] Read More

Favorite Tools and Materials of the YOUmedia Learning Lab Network

Air Date: May 28, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

YOUmedia Learning Labs are located in libraries, museums, and community centers across the United States. The tools and materials in each site range according to the community’s needs, and many emphasize the use of digital media and technology to produce, rather than consume media. On Thursday, May 28th 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, sites from […] Read More

Expanding Paths to Opportunity

Air Date: May 28, 2015 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

How are contemporary structures of opportunity changing, and what skills and dispositions are needed to expand paths to opportunity? On Thursday, May 28 from noon-1:00pm PT (3:00-4:00pm ET), S. Craig Watkins, Ben Kirshner and Rafi Santo conversed about their research on the “last mile” and young people’s transition to opportunity (and persisting barriers to it) in […] Read More

Copper Tape Club: YOUmedia Network Professional Development

Air Date: May 22, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

Is it possible to teach and learn things like paper circuits, robotics, and how to use a 3D printer through a Google Hangout? YOUmedia’s going to try. The YOUmedia Learning Lab Network is launching a Google Hangout series to introduce educators to different tools and materials that educators in libraries and museums use and love. […] Read More

Histories and Futures of DML

Air Date: May 21, 2015 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How can reflecting on histories of DML inform our thinking for the future? On Thursday, May 21 from 11:00am-noon PT (2:00-3:00pm ET), hosts Sangita Shresthova, Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, and Andrew Slack talked with Nichole Pinkard, S. Craig Watkins, Henry Jenkins, Benjamin Stokes and Mimi Ito on the early days of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub […] Read More

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

Air Date: May 19, 2015 04:00 pm–05:00 pm PDT

We are writing more now than ever before. Powered by the digital, our writing involves the creation of a myriad of texts, used for a variety purposes. The same holds true for our students. How can we help our young people engage in practices that encourage them as they create digital texts to define purpose […] Read More

Game Design Across the Curriculum: Interactive Fiction-ing (Part 2)

Air Date: May 18, 2015 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PDT

Interactive fiction (IF) is a genre of games in which the player makes choices to determine the outcome of a threaded narrative. Because it is text-driven, interactive fiction has a low barrier to adoption for classroom use. In “Game Design Across the Curriculum: Interactive Fiction-ing,” Matthew Farber discusses his use of IF to teach systems […] Read More

Open Learning and EdTech for an Equitable Future

Air Date: May 15, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What roles can Open Learning and Educational Technology play in overcoming educational inequalities and providing learners with maximum opportunity and agency? On Tuesday, May 12 from 10:00am-11:00am PT (1:00-2:00pm ET), Alan Levine and Audrey Watters converse about the roles of Open Learning and Education Technology in addressing educational inequalities as they relate to access and technology. […] Read More

Game Design Across the Curriculum: Students as Designers (Part 1)

Air Date: May 11, 2015 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PDT

In “Game Design Across the Curriculum: Students as Designers,” the state of games in education begins the discussion. Larry Cocco, co-founder of the Games4Ed initiative, covers its inception and purpose, as well as the Games for Learning Summit. Cocco, Matthew Farber, and Steve Isaacs attended the event in New York City in April. Students as […] Read More

Learning by Making: An Introduction to Constructionism

Air Date: May 4, 2015 11:30 am–12:30 pm PDT

This webinar introduced the utility of Seymour Papert’s theory of “constructionism” to a broader audience. Constructionism builds on Piaget’s earlier notions of constructivism to clarify that learning is most powerful when we create and share any kind of artifact, whether that’s a new robot, a videogame, a hand-knitted scarf, or a theory of the universe. […] Read More

Open Learning in Fan Fiction Communities

Air Date: May 4, 2015 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

What does distributed mentoring look like in fan fiction communities, and what can it tell us about open learning? On Monday, May 4 from 11am-noon PT (2-3 pm ET) host, Katie Davis, and her colleagues from the University of Washington discussed their in-depth, ethnographic research on fan faction communities and open learning. Young people worldwide are […] Read More

Co-learning in a Hybrid Environment

Air Date: Apr 30, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

Combining a traditional face-to-face university course with social media student co-teaching and co-learning. On Thursday, April 30 from 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET), Howard Rheingold and his former students from Berkeley and Stanford discussed perspectives on using social media in the college classroom to facilitate co-learning and co-teaching. This webinar was part of an April 2015 series titled […] Read More

Sharing Creative Work and Knowledge: A New Take on Intellectual Property

Air Date: Apr 29, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In a world of shared culture and creative content, how do we legally and respectfully use others’ intellectual property while also protecting our own? In this online workshop, we heard from Ken Metzner, an attorney and Executive Director of Kun Yang-Lin Dance; Jane Park from Creative Commons; and Christina Cantrill, Senior Program Associate at the […] Read More

In the Classroom with David Preston

Air Date: Apr 21, 2015 10:30 am–11:30 am PST

What does open source learning look like on the ground? On Tuesday, April 21 from 10:30-11:30am PT (1:30-2:30pm ET), David Preston opened up his classroom at Righetti High in Santa Maria, CA, where students use open source learning,  an emerging education practice that allows students to capitalize on the scope and power of the Internet […] Read More

In the Classroom with Don Wettrick

Air Date: Apr 15, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

How can teachers structure a learning environment built on interest, inquiry and collaboration? On Wednesday, April 15 from 9-10 am PT (12-1 pm ET), Don Wettrick shared about his Innovation Class at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. The Innovation Class offers students an opportunity to  work on projects that interest them and collaborate, […] Read More

Unpacking #techquity

Air Date: Apr 9, 2015 4:00–5:00 PDT

The #techquity hashtag has seen an increase in traffic and attention recently, with the Alliance for Excellence in Education employing it to foreground issues of equity on Digital Learning Day this year. Also, Sam Dyson, director of the Hive Chicago Learning Network, sprinkled “#techquity” and “techquity” into posts about his Digital Learning Day conversation with […] Read More

In the Classroom with Michelle Cordy

Air Date: Apr 8, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What happens when students engage in inquiry-based learning and self-select what they want to learn about? On Wednesday, April 8 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET), come learn about Michelle Cordy’s classroom to find out. Michelle, a Grade 3 teacher in London, Ontario, Canada, will discuss with Howard Rheingold how her students use books, online databases, […] Read More

TeacherQuest Talks (Part 3): Failure is Reframed as Iteration

Air Date: Apr 1, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In “Failure is Reframed as Iteration,” teachers discussed how the game design process helps them bring problem-solving, resilience, and grit into their own practice and their students’ learning. Through a new professional development program focused on games and game design, teachers from Allegheny County in Pennsylvania have found a way to go beyond mastery of […] Read More

Teaching Innovations

Air Date: Mar 31, 2015 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PDT

Spurred by the work of Central Texas Writing Project educators, Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin documented the innovative practices of those teachers in an online video series. These educators joined together to discuss how their students use digital tools to connect with others while taking control of their own learning, from ESL students […] Read More

TeacherQuest Talks (Part 2): Feedback is Immediate and Ongoing

Air Date: Mar 19, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

In “Feedback is Immediate and Ongoing,” teachers discussed how games—even non-digital games—have influenced the way they think about assessment. Through a new professional development program focused on games and game design, teachers from Allegheny County in Pennsylvania have found a way to go beyond mastery of core subjects and integrate 21st century skills in their […] Read More

Maker Education (Part 1): What is Design?

Air Date: Mar 17, 2015 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PDT

This Maker Educator series brought together educational researchers and K-12 practitioners to discuss key topics and issues in making and learning. For this first webinar, guests tackled the question, “What is design?” and shared their perspectives on design and designing in education. They also offered examples of how to design effectively and thoughtfully in a wide-variety of […] Read More

Voto Latino: 10 years, VL Innovators, and What’s Ahead

Air Date: Mar 10, 2015 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PST

A look back at the first 10 years of Voto Latino, including the culmination of the VL Innovators Challenge: lessons learned, best practices, and future plans. From this Series: Part 1—Digital Learning Day: Moving Beyond the “Tech Is Good” Conversation View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the […] Read More

Digital Learning Day: Moving Beyond the “Tech Is Good” Conversation

Air Date: Mar 5, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

For Digital Learning Day ( #DLDay ) the challenges faced when it comes to digital media & learning, and how to overcome these obstacles was addressed. On *Thursday, March 5 from 4-5pm PT (7-8pm ET)*, some of the leading minds in Digital Media & Learning talked about how to help networks move beyond basic conversations during the Digital Learning Day. […] Read More

Open Portfolio Project (Part 2): Documentation and Making

Air Date: Mar 4, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

As makers embark on documenting their work through life-long portfolios, specific software, hardware, and best practices around facilitating portfolio creation are emerging as critical to this process. In this webinar, we presented the challenges and affordances of the commercially available tools and new DIY solutions for integrating the digital and physical world. We also highlighted […] Read More

[Twitter Chat] An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics

Air Date: Feb 26, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

A follow-up to the February 17 webinar/chat on An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics. Questions such as the following were addressed: When starting a new action/campaign/project, what are your first steps? How important is public perception to your work? And how do you manage their expectations? What can you/your community do if […] Read More

Open Portfolio Project (Part 1): Learning From Maker Portfolios

Air Date: Feb 25, 2015 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

In this webinar, we talk about the increasing value of portfolios for today’s youth with members of the Maker Education Initiative’s Open Portfolio Project. Open portfolios strive to be part of an openly networked, decentralized and distributed system in which makers maintain control of the content and curation process. With this vision of open portfolios […] Read More

TeacherQuest Talks (Part 1): Learning Happens By Doing

Air Date: Feb 24, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In “Learning Happens By Doing,” teachers discuss how playing, modding, and designing games with each other is helping them build active, student-centered classrooms to foster deeper learning and engagement. Through a new professional development program focused on games and game design, teachers from Allegheny County in Pennsylvania have found a way to go beyond mastery […] Read More

What Does Access Mean to Students? A #techquity Conversation

Air Date: Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

After a semester of writing and revising in online spaces, creating digital portfolios and otherwise engaging in work that left a digital footprint, Sarah Woodard’s high school English class in Denver, CO recently reflected on how access to digital tools impacted their learning. In this webinar, we heard what students had to say about the […] Read More

An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics

Air Date: Feb 17, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Once you’ve defined what success looks like — whether for a one-time campaign or an ongoing effort — what are some of the best methods for actualizing those goals? On *Tuesday, February 17 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET)*, we learned about how young, modern activists are accomplishing their various goals through ‘any media necessary.’ This webinar […] Read More

[Twitter Chat] Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success

Air Date: Feb 12, 2015 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

A follow-up to the February 5 webinar/chat on Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success. Questions such as the following were addressed: How do you show that minor or singular successes (campaign, events, etc.) are part of a larger success story? What are potential connections between fandom and civics? How can fandom serve as a catalyst […] Read More

Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success

Air Date: Feb 5, 2015 10:00 am –11:00 am PST

When big moments or events have come and gone, how do you keep energy and interest levels high? And how do you know whether your efforts have been ‘successful’? On *Thursday, February 5 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET)*, we learned about how young, modern activists are pursuing change in their world ‘by any media necessary.’ This […] Read More

Ongoing Learning Opportunities with Mozilla Webmaker

Air Date: Jan 29, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What are some of the easiest ways to get involved in the Webmaker community? Where do you start? On Thursday, January 29 from 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET), we explored the various ways the Webmaker community can support your web literacy experimentation. This webinar was part of a January 2015 series titled “Empowering Lifelong Learners by ‘Teaching […] Read More

Hackathons with High Schoolers—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jan 28, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Oakland, CA, high school students have been entering hackathons – marathon computer hacking events – to create technology that addresses salient issues and needs in their lives. Often they compete alongside adult teams … and win! Claire Shorall, computer science teacher at Oakland’s Castlemont High School, along with several of the students she has been […] Read More

How the Webmaker Community Is Helping Youth Be Creative and Curious

Air Date: Jan 22, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What are “web literacy clubs,” and how are they helping youth develop lifelong learning mindsets? On Thursday, January 22 from 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET), we introduced the “Webmaker Clubs” — what they are, and what they could become. This webinar was part of a January 2015 series titled “Empowering Lifelong Learners by ‘Teaching the Web’ with Mozilla […] Read More

An Introduction to ‘Teaching the Web’ and ‘Web Literacy’

Air Date: Jan 15, 2015 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What is “web literacy” and why should we teach it? How does creating/remixing the web help strengthen learning? On Thursday, January 15 from 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET), we introduced the philosophy behind Mozilla Webmakers. This webinar was part of a January 2015 series titled “Empowering Lifelong Learners by ‘Teaching the Web’ with Mozilla Webmaker”. Check out all […] Read More

Notebook Hacking from Inside the Classroom—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jan 14, 2015 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

This webinar features educators Molly Adams and Lou Buran, who have been implementing paper circuitry work with their young people in the classroom. Molly, an English Teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, TX spoke about her work combining STEM and literature, using circuit-building as a springboard for interest-driven learning experiences […] Read More

Whole Community Engagement: Bringing Voices Together for Change

Air Date: Dec 18, 2014 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

On Thursday, December 18 from 3-4pm PT (6-7pm ET), we conversed about advice and best practices on bringing students, parents, educators, and other community members together to move education forward. This webinar was part of a two-month-long series recapping the 2014 Connected Educator Month – Post-Connected Educator Month: A “Connected” Mindset. Check out all the details […] Read More

Hour of Code in Action—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Dec 17, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Aurora Public Schools (APS) in Aurora, CO used Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code to highlight the work of students learning to code in technology classes, and to give students who are not involved in computer science classes a chance to try their hands at coding. In this webinar,hear from teachers and […] Read More

Making in K12 Settings (Part 2)

Air Date: Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

Moderator Jessica Parker and Bay Area maker educators discuss the role of making in their K-12 settings and how they developed their own maker educator mindset. Panelists also share how they support their colleagues in developing a maker educator mindset and highlight opportunities for maker educator professional development, including the Maker Certificate Program at Sonoma […] Read More

Collaboration and Capacity Building: Moving Beyond Random Connections

Air Date: Dec 5, 2014 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PST

On Friday, December 5 from 2-3pm PT (5-6pm ET), we talked about moving beyond ‘random acts of connection’ to focus on advance the educator profession and deepen student learning. This webinar was part of a two-month-long series recapping the 2014 Connected Educator Month – Post-Connected Educator Month: A “Connected” Mindset. Check out all the details at […] Read More

Making in K12 Settings (Part 1)

Air Date: Dec 3, 2014 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

Moderator Jessica Parker and Bay Area maker educators discuss the role of making in their K-12 settings and how to maintain a culture of making within a formal, school-based environment. Learn how they started making with students and how they developed robust programs that foster hands-on, interdisciplinary maker projects and events which successfully support student […] Read More

Best Practices for Effective Blended Learning

Air Date: Nov 25, 2014 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

On Tuesday, November 25 from 3-4pm PT (6-7pm ET), we discussed the way that “Blended learning, when implemented effectively, can transform teaching and result in more engaged learning.” This webinar was part of a two-month-long series recapping the 2014 Connected Educator Month – *Post-Connected Educator Month: A “Connected” Mindset*. Check out all the details at http://bit.ly/post-CE14 From this […] Read More

Student Agency, Voice, and the Maker Movement

Air Date: Nov 14, 2014 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

On Friday, November 14 from 3-4pm PT (6-7pm ET), a special two-month series was kicked off  during this session were we discussed how”Powerful learning occurs when youth, driven by their own interests, are supported in being creators and not just consumers of knowledge.” This webinar was part of a two-month-long series recapping the 2014 Connected Educator Month: *Post-Connected […] Read More

Connected Learning at the Crossroads of Classroom and Library—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Nov 12, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

Moderator Sandra Hughes-Hassell and guests discuss the role that connected learning plays in the future of education and libraries. Learn about the specific ways in which schools and libraries can partner in educating teens to succeed in school and prepare for college and careers. Guests for this webinar included: Priscille Dando, Coordinator of Library Information […] Read More

Connected Curriculum: Promoting Interest-Powered Learning

Air Date: Oct 28, 2014 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

How are educational practitioners already successfully adapting the principles and values of +Connected Learning into their daily educational practice? Tuesday, October 28 from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET), was the final realtime chat of Connected Educator Month. This webinar was part of a month-long series, *How To Be a Better Connector: Strategies for Educators, Parents, and Admins*. Check […] Read More

Live from Mozfest: We are Building and Teaching the Web!

Air Date: Oct 26, 2014 6:30 am–7:30 am PDT

Get a live, inside look at all the connected learning fun that took place at the Mozilla Foundation Festival in London. Broadcasted from the 6th floor where NWP practitioners (or “wranglers”), friends, and participants made and learned together, find out what is important about building and teaching the web, connect with some tools of webmaking, […] Read More

Creative Computing: Getting Started with Computational Literacy in the Classroom

Air Date: Oct 23, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Computers and computational media are omnipresent in modern life, but we experience computation primarily as readers—rather than as writers, engaging in designing, making, and tinkering with computer code. Whether you are totally new to computer programming or just looking for new ideas, view this webinar with members of the ScratchEd Team from the Harvard Graduate […] Read More

Connected Administrators: Fostering Learning That Leads to Opportunities

Air Date: Oct 21, 2014 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

Innovative practitioners need to feel it’s ‘safe’ to promote digital media-heavy, production-centered learning. What can learning environment admins do to better support these efforts? Tuesday, October 21 from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET), was the third realtime chat of Connected Educator Month. This webinar was part of a month-long series, *How To Be a Better Connector: Strategies for […] Read More

Connected Parents: Encouraging Peer-Supported Learning

Air Date: Oct 14, 2014 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

Learning can be more powerful when in tandem with like-minded mentors and peers. What do parents need to know in order to feel secure in supporting online (and offline) peer-supported learning? Tuesday, October 14 from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET), was our second realtime chat of Connected Educator Month. This webinar was part of a month-long series titled […] Read More

Bringing the Hour of Code to Your Classroom—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Oct 7, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Last year, 15 million students tried the Hour of Code in one week! It was everywhere—from the Google homepage to the White House to classrooms all across the world. It’s happening again this year during Computer Science Education Week, December 8–14. This webinar includes an update of what to expect this year and how to […] Read More

Connected K-6 Educators: Supporting Openly Networked Learning

Air Date: Oct 7, 2014 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

What does “Connected Learning” look like with younger learners? What are the benefits of inter-classroom collaboration, and what are some strategies to make ‘breaking down the classroom walls’ a manageable reality? Tuesday, October 7 from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET), was the first realtime chat of the month. This webinar was part of a month-long series titled “How […] Read More

Making Space and Time for Student Agency and Voice —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Oct 1, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Powerful learning occurs when youth, driven by their own interests, are supported in being creators and not just consumers of knowledge. In celebration of October’s Connected Educator Month, we kicked things off with a focus on how we can create opportunities, space, and time for all youth to be agents in their own learning. This […] Read More

The Digital Media and Learning Trust Challenge —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Sep 30, 2014 10:00 am–10:30 am PDT

Trust, privacy, and safety are critical to learning in an open online world. How can learners exercise control over who sees and uses their data? What tools do they need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments? How can open technical standards […] Read More

Growing Recognition of the Power of Game-Based Learning—A Webinar with ConnectedLearning.tv

Air Date: Sep 30, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT

This was the fourth and final webinar in the series “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning,” which discussed and unpacked questions about how video games are inspiring deep, engaging learning. What are some ways to get parents on board with game-based learning, while creating safe spaces of empowerment that allow them to learn alongside their […] Read More

Growing Recognition of the Power of Game-Based Learning

Air Date: Sep 30, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

What are some ways to get parents on board with game-based learning, while creating safe spaces of empowerment that allow them to learn alongside their kids? Tuesday, September 30 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), was our final realtime chat of the month. This webinar was part of a month-long series titled “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning.” […] Read More

Honoring the Player: Respectful and Inspirational Game Design —A Webinar with ConnectedLearning.tv

Air Date: Sep 25, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT

This was the third webinar in the series “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning,” which will discuss and unpack questions about how video games are inspiring deep, engaging learning. In an ever-changing world of innovative technology, how do we design safe, respectful video game spaces that motivate, inspire, and educate youth? Webinar participants work through […] Read More

Honoring the Player: Respectful and Inspirational Game Design

Air Date: Sep 25, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

In an ever-changing world of innovative technology, how do we design safe, respectful video game spaces that motivate, inspire, and educate youth? On Thursday, September 25 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), the realtime online chat took place. This webinar was part of a month-long series titled “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning.” Check out all the details […] Read More

By Any Media Necessary—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Sep 23, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

This webinar brought together members of the Henry Jenkins’ Media Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project and invited educators to informally share and reflect on the hands-on sessions the team completed during the summer of 2014. Like those summer sessions, this webinar acquained participants with MAPP’s new educational resources that include media, workshops, and other […] Read More

Addressing Skepticism Around Using Video Games for Learning —A Webinar with ConnectedLearning.tv

Air Date: Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT

This was the second webinar in the series “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning,” which will discuss and unpack questions about how video games are inspiring deep, engaging learning. Can video games really help students prepare better for the real world, encourage active learning, and improve student engagement in the classroom? Webinar participants work through […] Read More

Addressing Skepticism Around Using Video Games for Learning

Air Date: Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

Thursday, September 18 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), this realtime chat took place to discuss if video games really could help students prepare better for the real world, encourage active learning, and improve student engagement in the classroom? . This webinar was part of a month-long series titled *”Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning.”* Check out all the […] Read More

Video Games the New 21st-Century Literacy —A Webinar with ConnectedLearning.tv

Air Date: Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 am PDT

This was the first webinar in the series “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning,” which will discuss and unpack questions about how video games are inspiring deep, engaging learning. How has navigating & designing video games, as a form of digital literacy, opened up a new world of possibilities for engagement, problem solving & critical […] Read More

Video Games as the New 21st-Century Literacy

Air Date: Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How has navigating & designing video games, as a form of digital literacy, opened up a new world of possibilities for engagement, problem solving & critical thinking for young learners? Thursday, September 11 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), this realtime chat took place. This webinar was part of a month-long series titled “Embracing Video Games for […] Read More

STEM Learning in Afterschool: What’s the Impact on Youth?—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 28, 2014 1:00 pm–1:30 pm PDT

The evaluation of out-of-school STEM learning is a hot topic among practitioners, researchers, funders, and policy makers. Practitioners experience the impact afterschool STEM programs have on students—they see youth engaged in and excited about STEM activities, asking questions, and wanting to learn more. However, stakeholders often want data that substantiates such claims and demonstrates positive […] Read More

Solutionary Congress: Empowering and Educating Global Problem-Solvers

Air Date: Aug 28, 2014 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

How can educators effectively help students develop skills and mindsets to become “solutionaries” for a more just & sustainable world? Thursday, August 28 from 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET), this realtime chat took place with +Zoe Weil and +David Sidwell. This webinar was part of a month-long series called *”Cultivating Global, Entrepreneurial Learners in the Networked Age.”* […] Read More

Appy Hour: Khan Academy—A Common Sense Graphite and Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 27, 2014 2:30 pm–3:00 pm PDT

Khan Academy is a widely used instructional tool that provides video-based instruction. Watch this Common Sense webinar to learn how you can use Khan Academy’s free, self-paced academic videos for guided, adaptive instruction. With a strong focus on math, the site also offers tutorials on a variety of topics in science, economics, the arts, and computing, as […] Read More

Some of the Best Learning Happens Where You’d Least Expect

Air Date: Aug 22, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What kind of learning takes place when students have the opportunity to explore real interests & problems, especially through playing in out-of-school environments? Friday, August 22 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET), this realtime chat took place with Stephen Brown — the documentarian behind films such as +Edutopia’s “Education Everywhere” series, and “Is School Enough?” This […] Read More

Experience Poetry in the 21st Century —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 14, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

There is no such thing as “getting” or “not getting” poetry. There is simply experiencing poetry—and so many new ways to do so in the 21st century. Programs like the National Student Poets Program, presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for […] Read More

Online Model U.N. – Helping Tomorrow’s Global Leaders Collaborate on Real-World Issues

Air Date: Aug 12, 2014 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What lessons can we learn from a community of youth who are actively discussing our world’s most pressing issues in an open, social, participatory environment? Tuesday, August 12 from 9-10m PT (12-1pm ET), this realtime chat took place with youth from Online Model United Nations for insights on what they’re learning from engaging in passionate […] Read More

Managing Learners, Tasks and Assessments in a Connected Environment: #TeachDoNow Episode 6

Air Date: Aug 11, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

The skills required of 21st century learners are clear. How to manage a 21st century learning environment that actively promotes those skills is less so. Leading education innovators think about how to transform your learning environment and the pedagogical strategies needed to teach in a connected learning environment. This was the sixth and final webinar […] Read More

Field Testing Argubot Academy—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 7, 2014 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy gives young people the chance through fun game play to build arguments and better understand argumentation. In this webinar,hear from GlassLab Games, the developer of Argubot Academy, as well as educators who’ve field tested the game with middle-school-aged children this summer. Find out what’s next for Argubot Academy in the […] Read More

Hive Learning Networks: Championing Digital Skills and Web Literacy Around the World

Air Date: Aug 6, 2014 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

How are Hive Learning networks around the world encouraging young people to balance knowing, making, and playing in pursuit of much-needed digital literacies and skills? Wednesday, August 6 from 9-10m PT (12-1pm ET), we chatted with members of Hive India, Hive Berlin, and Hive Toronto about best practices when it comes to encouraging “entrepreneurial learning” […] Read More

Digital Citizenship and Online Safety: #TeachDoNow Episode 5

Air Date: Aug 4, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

One of the critical roadblocks for teachers interested in student media-making and web-based discourse is concern about safety and behavior online. Moderators, including educators and representatives from Twitter and Common Sense Media, an Educator Innovator partner, examine these issues and more. This is the fifth webinar in the #TeachDoNow series. Guests for this webinar included: […] Read More

Higher Education as a Trusted Environment for Learning

Air Date: Jul 29, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

Trust in research, public scholarship, pedagogy and distributed learning environments. How are higher education institutions already embracing principles for creating safe, optimized and rewarding learning? Tuesday July 29 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), we collaboratively explored *Higher Education as a Trusted Environment for Learning*. This webinar was part of a July series called “Building Trust in […] Read More

Engaging Millenials in Civic Discourse and Community Engagement: #TeachDoNow Episode 4

Air Date: Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Scholars as well as innovative K-12 practitioners led an inquiry into how to best use participatory media to promote positive student engagement in their communities – both online and offline. This was the fourth webinar in the #TeachDoNow MOOC series. Guests for this webinar included: Paul Oh, National Writing Project Chris Sloan, English and Media […] Read More

Phonar Nation —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jul 25, 2014 2:00 pm –2:30 pm PDT

Youth all over the world are being invited to help build Phonar Nation, the biggest photography storytelling class in history as part of this year’s nationwide Cities of Learning initiative. In this webinar, Phonar Nation founder, Jonathan Worth, an award-winning photographer, National Teaching Fellow and open education pioneer, discussed Phonar Nation and the power of […] Read More

Connect with the NaNoWriMo Writing Community — An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jul 24, 2014 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Get connected with the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Writing Community by watching representatives from NaNoWriMo discuss their worldwide community of writers—and how you can join up as a novelist or educator! Find out why this creative feat has connected learners of all ages in the shared act of making and storytelling. Guests for this […] Read More

Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship Best Practices —A ConnectedLearning.tv Webinar

Air Date: Jul 22, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PDT

This webinar tackled how to encourage multi-directional trust (from platforms to people) and empower learners of all ages to use learning resources confidently, effectively & safely. This was the third conversation in the series “Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments,” which focused on the tools learners need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence, […] Read More

Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship Best Practices

Air Date: Jul 22, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How to encourage multi-directional trust (from platforms to people) and empower learners of all ages to use learning resources confidently, effectively & safely. Tuesday July 22 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), we collaboratively explored the growing importance of Social-Emotional Literacies & Digital Citizenship Best Practices. This webinar was part of a July series called “Building Trust […] Read More

Engaging Young People with Media-Making and Social Learning Tools: #TeachDoNow Episode 3

Air Date: Jul 21, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

This webinar examined a wide range of tools and tips that enable communication through multiple modes of media. Educator Innovators moderate a creative expression of ideas that takes place through audio and visuals produced by and shared through these tools. This was the third webinar in the #TeachDoNow MOOC series. Guests for this webinar included: […] Read More

Trust Challenges Across Connected Learning Environments

Air Date: Jul 17, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How trust is modeled in collaborative connected learning environments, and how we tackle serious issues–such as digital literacy and equity–so that people can take full advantage of learning opportunities. Tuesday July 15 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET),  we collaboratively explored Trust Challenges Across Connected Learning Environments. This webinar was part of a July series called “Building […] Read More

Using Connected Learning Principles for 21st Century Learning: #TeachDoNow Episode 2

Air Date: Jul 14, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Teachers from the National Writing Project share Connected Learning principles and resources as they relate to the skills required of young people by our 21st century culture and the Common Core State Standards. This was the second webinar in the #TeachDoNow MOOC series. Guests for this webinar included: Matt Williams Antero Garcia Nicole Mirra Terry Heick […] Read More

Hack Your Notebook Day Live Webinars

Air Date: Jul 9, 2014 1:30 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Hack Your Notebook Day was a day of notebook hacking, making, tinkering, learning and reflection. We spoke with educators, youth and makers across the world about why paper circuitry and notebook hacking is important. In addition to these conversations, there was also room for participants to share their own notebook hacks and ask questions of […] Read More

Why Trust Matters in Connected Learning Environments

Air Date: Jul 8, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

What do we mean by “trust” in relation to connected learning? Why we need to create connected learning environments that protect safety & privacy without compromising the ability to learn. Tuesday July 8 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), we collaboratively explored Why Trust Matters in Connected Learning Environments. This webinar was part of a July series […] Read More

Strategies for Accessing Professional Learning Online: #TeachDoNow Episode 1

Air Date: Jul 7, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

In this webinar, moderators from MindShift, KQED’s influential blog charting the future of education, share and explore resources for understanding current trends in education. They also share strategies for achieving your own professional learning goals. This is the first webinar in the six-part #TeachDoNow MOOC series. Guests for this webinar included: Matt Williams Tina Barseghian […] Read More

Teaching and Learning with Creative Commons —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jun 26, 2014 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

*Due to technical difficulties, the first portion of this broadcast was lost.* This webinar  focused on teaching and learning with open educational resources, specifically profiling Creative Commons (CC), its licenses, and how CC-licensed Open Educational Resources are being used in K-12 education. Guests shared experiences using CC in the classroom and invited newcomers to learn more about CC from other teachers and CC […] Read More

“Open Portfolio”: Helping Makers Show Off Lifelong Learning—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The third and final webinar of the series “Looking Closely at Student Work in the Digital Age” discussed how to create a lasting method for effectively documenting maker work using portfolios. Viewers learned about  Maker Education Initiative‘s “Open Portfolio” project, how it’s developing a common set of practices for an open, decentralized, and distributed lifetime portfolio […] Read More

“Open Portfolio” – Helping Makers Show Off Lifelong Learning

Air Date: Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

We know that hands-on, production-centered learning can lead to some amazingly deep learning experiences. But capturing and displaying what you’re learning & creating as a maker has not always been easy. Tuesday June 24 from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET), we discussed how/why the +Maker Education Initiative is developing a common set of practices for an […] Read More

Hack Your Notebook Day —An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

Hack Your Notebook Day, a collaborative experience involving paper circuitry and creative, hands-on STEM learning, is happening July 9th! Are you ready? View this webinar to see a finished notebook and learn about the hacking activities. Find out about common troubleshooting issues and ask questions. Learn where to find printable resources, online tutorials and more. Share your […] Read More

The Digital Influence on Looking Closely at Student Work—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Jun 17, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

In the webinar series titled, “Looking Closely at Student Work in the Digital Age,” KQED, Educator Innovator, Project Zero, and MakerEd.org focused on looking closely at the work of youth in this digital era. This second webinar of the three-part series covered how the digital influence changes the way we engage and evaluate student work. Guests for this […] Read More

The Digital Influence on Looking Closely at Student Work

Air Date: Jun 17, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

There is a long history of examining the aims, purposes & growth of work produced by young learners. But how does looking closely at student work need to change based on the affordances of the digital age? Tuesday, June 17, from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET), we hung out with +Andrew Sliwinski, +Kylie Peppler, +Troy Hicks & […] Read More

KQED “Do Now” – Youth Discussing Real Issues in Realtime—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Jun 12, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How do technology and advancements in digital media change the way that educators look at student work? This webinar, the first in a three-episode series titled, “Looking Closely at Student Work in the Digital Age,” looks at why & how students are using KQED’s “Do Now” platform to grow their personal voice and make an impact in their […] Read More

KQED “Do Now” – Youth Discussing Real Issues in Realtime

Air Date: Jun 12, 2014 –

With today’s digital-age tools, young learners have more opportunities than ever to discover passions and to influence the world around them. Thursday, June 12, from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET), we hung out with +Matthew Williams, +Janelle Bence, +Meenoo Rami & others. We learned about how +KQED’s “Do Now” program helped students build civic engagement & digital […] Read More

Cities of Learning – Dallas

Air Date: May 30, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

An in-depth chat about how Dallas is uniting to ‘transform the city into a learning laboratory’ for youth, took place this summer. From this Series: Part 1—Cities of Learning – Chicago: Connected City Part 2—Cities of Learning – Los Angeles: Grow. Learn. Thrive. Part 3—Cities of Learning – Pittsburgh View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation […] Read More

Cities of Learning – Los Angeles: Grow. Learn. Thrive.

Air Date: May 23, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What to look forward to during L.A.’s 2014 ‘Summer of Learning,’ and how the learning will extend beyond the summer. From this Series: Part 1—Cities of Learning – Chicago: Connected City Part 3—Cities of Learning – Pittsburgh Part 4—Cities of Learning – Dallas View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on […] Read More

Appy Hour: Mozilla PopcornMaker

Air Date: May 22, 2014 11:00 am–11:30 am PDT

Mozilla PopcornMaker is a free website where students can edit and remix videos. For upper elementary through high school and even in higher ed, students can pull in audio or video “base” layers of media from sites like SoundCloud, Vimeo, or YouTube, and edit in text, images, and other multimedia components. Students can also publish […] Read More

You’re in the Right Place—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: May 20, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Making Learning Connected  (also known as #clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience offered through Educator Innovator. First offered during Summer 2013, it is open again this summer to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. It provides educators of all types with an opportunity to play […] Read More

Cities of Learning – Pittsburgh

Air Date: May 20, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

An inside look at how the city of Pittsburgh is pulled together to extend learning beyond the classroom throughout 2014. From this Series: Part 1—Cities of Learning – Chicago: Connected City Part 2—Cities of Learning – Los Angeles: Grow. Learn. Thrive. Part 4—Cities of Learning – Dallas View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation […] Read More

Cities of Learning – Chicago: Connected City

Air Date: May 8, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What Chicago learned from its 2013 “Summer of Learning,” the upcoming ‘Destination Chicago’ event, and what was expect during the summer’s City of Learning. From this Series: Part 2—Cities of Learning – Los Angeles: Grow. Learn. Thrive. Part 3—Cities of Learning – Pittsburgh Part 4—Cities of Learning – Dallas View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation […] Read More

Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom: an ‘unHangout’

Air Date: Apr 29, 2014 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

The Connected Learning TV series brought together classroom teachers, university researchers, and contributors to the new MacArthur Foundation/NWP eBook, Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom,” in order to discuss how Connected Learning could increase equity and access for students, offer multiple pathways to openly networked learning, and inspire civic engagement – all within the academic classroom with teachers […] Read More

Citizens in the Making—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Apr 22, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

How can teachers help prepare students for success not only in college and career settings, but in 21st-century civic life as well? This webinar, the full title of which is Citizens in the Making: Inspiring Students to Engage in Transformative Civic Learning, explored the ways educators can help students use digital tools and their own interests […] Read More

Citizens in the Making: Inspiring Students to Engage in Transformative Civic Learning

Air Date: Apr 22, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The National Writing Project presented the Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom: Explore, Connect, Transform, a part of the webinar series. Throughout the month, we chatted with innovative educators about how Connected Learning is helping increase equity & access for their students, offer pathways to openly networked learning, and inspire civic engagement. The realtime chat […] Read More

What Makes an Edcamp Special?—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Apr 16, 2014 5:00 pm–5:30 pm PDT

In this webinar, an experienced panel of Edcamp organizers shared what makes an Edcamp so special. They went over the basics for running an Edcamp event as well as helpful tips they’ve discovered along the way. They touched upon topics like: What makes an Edcamp an Edcamp? Can I run an Edcamp at my school? How do […] Read More

Media-Making Tutorials from KQED Education—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Apr 15, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

KQED Education has developed a set of multimedia tutorials to help teachers and youth understand how they might leverage free, predominantly online tools to create media projects. In this webinar hear how several teachers have used these tutorials with their students as they’ve engaged in multimedia argumentation via KQED’s Do Now Twitter-based civic engagement project. […] Read More

Multiple Paths to Success—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Apr 15, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

How can teachers create powerful classroom experiences that tap into students’ passions and allow them to support each other in their learning? This webinar, the full title of which is Multiple Paths to Success: Promoting Peer-Supported Learning Grounded in Student Interests, explored the importance of offering students multiple pathways to demonstrate what they know in order […] Read More

Multiple Paths to Success: Promoting Peer-Supported Learning Grounded in Student Interests

Air Date: Apr 15, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The National Writing Project presented the Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom: Explore, Connect, Transform, a part of the webinar series. Throughout the month, we chatted with innovative educators about how Connected Learning is helping increase equity & access for their students, offer pathways to openly networked learning, and inspire civic engagement. The realtime chat […] Read More

Mozilla Webmaker’s Thimble: A “Gamechanger”—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Apr 10, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

Thimble, a tool developed by Mozilla’s Webmaker team to allow anyone to be a creator of the web and not just a consumer, was recognized as one of the best educational tools online—a “game changer”—of 2014 and given an “ON for Learning” award by Common Sense Media and its Graphite platform. Chris Lawrence, Senior Director of the Webmaker Community Team; Jeffrey […] Read More

Classrooms as Community Hubs: Developing Open Digital Networks—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Apr 8, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

How can schools take advantage of digital networking opportunities to connect their students to each other and to the larger community outside their four walls? This webinar explored the power of digital tools in helping students deepen their learning and link up with others who share their interests. It will also highlight the ways in […] Read More

Classrooms as Community Hubs: Developing Open Digital Networks

Air Date: Apr 8, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The National Writing Project presented the Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom: Explore, Connect, Transform, a part of the webinar series. Throughout the month, we chatted with innovative educators about how Connected Learning is helping increase equity & access for their students, offer pathways to openly networked learning, and inspire civic engagement. The realtime chat […] Read More

What Happens When Young People Take Action? Teaching About the Freedom Movement—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Apr 7, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

The young people who took part in Freedom Summer and the Freedom Rides took brave and decided actions to dismantle the structures of discrimination through nonviolence. This webinar features Facing History and Ourselves’ educators in conversation with activist Chude Allen, historian Kathy Emery, and Oakland USD teachers exploring innovative ways to teach this powerful and […] Read More

Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning—A Webinar with Connectedlearning.tv

Air Date: Apr 1, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

What role can classroom teachers play in providing students access to transformative Connected Learning opportunities? This webinar explores the importance of making classrooms powerful sites of digital learning and connection in order to ensure that all students, particularly those who do not have opportunities to produce digital content during after-school hours, can make their voices […] Read More

STEM to STEAM: Hacking the Notebook, Continued—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Apr 1, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PDT

After successfully unveiling the latest iteration of the hacked notebook—which employs low-cost circuitry that allows for self-directed creativity—at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, David Cole and Jen Dick of NEXMAP talk with educators who are either beginning to implement or have already tried out this work with youth. Guests for this webinar were: Lou Buran, […] Read More

Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning

Air Date: Apr 1, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The National Writing Project presented the Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom: Explore, Connect, Transform, a part of the webinar series. Throughout the month, we chatted with innovative educators about how Connected Learning is helping increase equity & access for their students, offer pathways to openly networked learning, and inspire civic engagement. The realtime chat […] Read More

PHONAR: A Massive, Free ‘Open Undergraduate Class Hybrid’

Air Date: Mar 25, 2014 11:00 am–12:00pm PST

Lessons learned from open-sourced, massive education and thoughts on the evolution of skill-based learning in the digital age. Key Questions and Comments: (03:28) What does the phrase “Open Learning” mean to both of you? (04:18) I see “Open” now as being inclusive, as being ‘dialogue’ rather than ‘broadcast’…and I always throw “Connected” in as well: […] Read More

FemTechNet: Feminist Activism Through Collaborative Learning Experimentation

Air Date: Mar 17, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Insights from the world’s first global Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC), and how it has enhanced ‘feminism and technology’ thinking and practice. Key Questions and Comments: (01:44) Background on the FemTechNet Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC). (07:39) What is it about the design of FemTechNet that makes it important for students to be representatives and […] Read More

Appy Hour: How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards—A Common Sense Media & Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Mar 14, 2014 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PDT

Subtext is a collaborative digital reader in which students can access, annotate, and engage with literature in the classroom. The app lets you access, purchase, or import any text, and annotate, highlight, comment, and add instruction to texts. Subtext helps support Common Core Standards, which require students to read independently and closely, and which build […] Read More

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Mar 13, 2014 2:30 pm–3:30 pm PDT

With today’s new modes of learning and engagement, the opportunities to craft ever more personalized and meaningful experiences for students grow daily. Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom is the title of this webinar as well as a new eBook published by the MacArthur Foundation and edited by National Writing Project educators. Drawing from work […] Read More

DS106: Open Digital Storytelling

Air Date: Mar 11, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What happens when you take a college course and turn it into a ‘come-one, come-all’ open learning environment? Key Questions and Comments: (03:20) An introduction to Digital Storytelling 106 (DS106). (08:25) I don’t think we ever had ideas that DS106 would be a huge, 2,000-person affair…what I really liked is that they were aggregating everybody’s […] Read More

Assessing the Impact of Virtual Exchange

Air Date: Feb 27, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

Virtual exchange can equip young people with the skills and inclination to deal constructively with difference. How do we measure impact, and why do metrics matter? Key Questions and Comments: (05:02) What is it that we see as “success”? What does “success” look like in virtual exchange? What are our goals around virtual exchange? (05:47) […] Read More

The Past, Present, and Future of Web Literacy—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

What are the skills and competencies required to be effective on the web? What does reading, writing, and participating look like in online spaces? In this webinar with Mozilla’s Doug Belshaw, we discuss the history of web literacy and Mozilla’s current and future work on a new Web Literacy Map. Guests for this webinar were: […] Read More

The Pedagogies & Platforms Behind Virtual Exchange

Air Date: Feb 20, 2014 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

Virtual exchange is more than a video conference call; it is a rich learning opportunity. Learn about the platforms and pedagogies behind these meaningful cross-cultural experiences for youth Key Questions and Comments: (06:16) We’ve found [virtual exchange] to be an incredibly enriching way to go beyond the walls of the classroom. Not all of our […] Read More

Leveraging Institution Partnerships for Sustainable Exchange

Air Date: Feb 13, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How can working with institutions make virtual exchange more accessible & sustainable? Learn more about implementation at the school level, through non-formal education, and the national ministry level. Key Questions and Comments: (06:03) Today’s technology makes it really easy to for one-on-one global connections…So, why should a classroom teacher in today’s world rely on an […] Read More

“I Write to Know What I Think”: Facing History and Ourselves’ Approach to Writing—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Feb 10, 2014 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Joan Didion said it well when she articulated this connection between writing and thinking. From its inception almost 40 years ago, Facing History and Ourselves has honored writing as a tool to help students reflect ethically, engage emotionally, and process new information and perspectives from literature and history. In this webinar, we explore how to […] Read More

Defining the Field: Virtual Exchange 101

Air Date: Feb 6, 2014 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

An introduction to innovative virtual exchange programs that will help answer: What exactly is virtual exchange and what is its role in 21st-century technology-enabled learning? Key Questions and Comments: (05:11) Can you describe, each one of you, what might be meant by “virtual exchange” in a few words? (09:03) When you look at the reality […] Read More

Considering Your Story’s Afterlife

Air Date: Jan 28, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do you sustain the conversation your story generates, and expect the unexpected? Key Questions and Comments: (05:08) All of you guys have been involved in really interesting campaigns that unfold over time. Can you walk us through an example? What did you envision for the campaign, and what happened in its digital afterlife? (06:04) […] Read More

Spreading Your Story

Air Date: Jan 21, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do you develop strategies to circulate your story to the desired audience? Key Questions and Comments: (05:16) Can you describe a successful example where your group helped to generate a story that sparked larger conversations around your cause? What factors contributed to that success? (10:07) It was a safe space to explore the stories…that […] Read More

Making Your Story

Air Date: Jan 16, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do you decide the best way to give shape to your story? Key Questions and Comments: (04:39) Walk us through a specific story that you created. How did you create it? What media did you use, and why? (08:42) Fantasy and fiction has a lot of interesting power in terms of our ability to […] Read More

Finding Your Story

Air Date: Jan 14, 2014 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

  How do you identify and frame stories that engage with your community? Key Questions and Comments: (04:18) Walk us through a story you’ve developed that has helped to inform or inspire the work that you do. How did you and your collaborators come up with this story? (08:31) We, as storytellers, have to be […] Read More

A New Design for the Mathematics Classroom: Insights from Knowles Science Teaching Fellows—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Jan 7, 2014 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

What if a classroom were actually designed to do what we wanted it to do? What if we threw out what doesn’t work and built something that actually reflects our values as educators? In this webinar, we explore an innovative classroom structure that provides students more opportunities to develop important mathematical and 21st century skills. […] Read More

The 12 Days of Connected Learning TV: top webinars of 2013

Air Date: Dec 23, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

A look back at some of the most-watched Connected Learning TV webinars of 2013. All webinars were broadcasted on Livestream from 9-10am Pacific Time (12-1pm Eastern Time). Broadcast Schedule for “The 12 Days of Connected Learning TV” MON, Dec 23 – Mimi Ito & Katie Salen – The Essence of Connected Learning Environments THU, Dec 26 – […] Read More

Steve Hargadon – Changing Education By Hacking At the Roots, Not the Branches

Air Date: Dec 20, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

An open chat on why the message of educational change cannot center on one particular group trying to convince another that *their* education ideas are the best. Key Questions and Comments: (08:37) If we really care about the ways in which the web has reopened our eyes to how learning is social, and how learning […] Read More

Library of Games: Translating Video Game Interest into Real-World Journalism

Air Date: Dec 17, 2013 2:30 pm–3:30 pm PST

The crew from “Library of Games”, a YOUmedia Chicago-based podcast, shared how they merged personal interests with digital skill-building and gave us an inside look at their production process. Key Questions and Comments: (06:31) Library of Games began because, when we first opened, I noticed teens playing a lot of video games and not in […] Read More

Themes, Issues, and Benefits of the Learning To Code Movement

Air Date: Dec 15, 2013 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PST

With “Hour Of Code” on the horizon, what social, economic & historical issues should we keep in mind when it comes to the growing “learning to code” movement? Key Questions and Comments: (08:14) What do we mean when we say “code”? What I’ve witnessed is that when people say “code,” they mean a pretty wide-ranging […] Read More

Juliet Schor – Connected Learning and Consumption: A New Sharing Economy

Air Date: Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

Why are we increasingly embracing a consumption model that values re-circulation of goods over private ownership? How is peer-to-peer technology helping enable this shift? The 5 Things Driving the Sharing Economy Forward Culture: backlash against hyper-consumption, shifting attitudes toward luxuries and necessities, saving, and debt Economic: deteriorating economic status, especially for young people , anti-corporate […] Read More

Hour of Code: Aurora Public Schools Scalable Game Design—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Dec 12, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, CO is engaged in a partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder, funded through Google’s Computer Science for High Schools and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Middle and high school students are creating video games a part of a program called Scalable Game Design (SGD). Teachers and students are finding a lot […] Read More

LevelUP: Helping Youth Blend the Digital and the Physical

Air Date: Dec 12, 2013 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

December’s Learning Aloud series discussed how youths assume the role of ‘teacher’ to demonstrate how/why they’re doing incredible things with their favorite digital tools and platforms. This first webinar and the open, realtime chat took place from 3-4pm PT (6-7pm ET) as teens from robotics makerspace LevelUP showed us how they blend their digital & physical worlds. Check […] Read More

Hack Your Notebook and Illuminate Your Thinking

Air Date: Dec 5, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

In a reprise of a National Writing Project Annual Meeting session, Jie Qi of the Responsive Environments group  at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , and David Cole and Jennifer Dick of Nexmap.org  and its I/O (Inside/Out) program  walk you through the building of low-cost circuits that allow writers to hack the traditional notebook and tell stories with interactivity. Tune into this webinar […] Read More

Real-World Examples and Possible Future Applications of Minecraft

Air Date: Nov 26, 2013 5:00 pm–6:00 pm PST

What are some unique and exciting ways that educators today are using Minecraft, and what might be possible in the future? Key Questions and Comments: (04:14) It can take a long time to put together a good lesson. Could we give people an idea of what it takes to put that kind of curriculum together […] Read More

Minecraft, Connected Learning, and Their Impact on the Classroom

Air Date: Nov 21, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

How can Minecraft help students learn not only academic content but also 21st Century learning skills, social-emotional skills, and other non-cognitive skills? Key Questions and Comments: (05:32) We’re all interested to know: What was everybody’s first “A-HA!” or “light bulb” moment where they went, “Oh! This thing can actually be educational.”? (08:51) My first impression […] Read More

Minecraft as a Game-Based Learning Environment

Air Date: Nov 14, 2013 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

Why is Minecraft so unique among all the available game-based learning environments that educators can use? Key Questions and Comments: (07:32) What are some of the features of “good” educational games, in your opinion? (08:25) I think that ability for kids to be social, to collaborate, to take leadership and have ownership…to learn to socialize […] Read More

Planning for Voice and Choice in the STEM Classroom: An Educator Innovator Webinar from Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Air Date: Nov 12, 2013 6:00 pm–7:00 pm PST

We know from Connected Learning that interest and agency are powerful catalysts for learning, but how do you allow for these in formal settings like schools and in content-rich areas like science? In this webinar with Knowles Science Teaching Fellows (KSTF), they share strategies that marry project-based learning with blended content instruction in new and […] Read More

An Introduction to Minecraft in Education

Air Date: Nov 6, 2013 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

What is Minecraft and what makes this virtual world environment so appealing and such a good learning tool for youth? Key Questions and Comments: (06:42) In simple terms…the best way to describe Minecraft is: it’s basically a big bag of Legos and you never run out of pieces. It’s unlike any other video game out […] Read More

Mapping Standards to DIY Skills: An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Nov 5, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

DIY Skills represent all the ways we can build our world. From “Wind Engineer” to “Beekeeper,” these creative roles empower kids to develop new abilities and know-how. We’re inspired by teachers integrating DIY into their classrooms, and want to help. A common request has been for DIY to map how our skills align with various […] Read More

Connecting to Something Bigger: The Power of Open, Peer-to-Peer Learning

Air Date: Oct 29, 2013 3:00 pm–4:00 pm PST

An end-of-Connected-Educator-Month session on exploring peer-driven learning’s potential to reimagine learner relationships and make learning more socially meaningful. Key Questions and Comments: (05:20) [The National Writing Project] has seen examples of peer-driven learning over time, and the advent of the internet & the affordances of the web have really made it possible to make that […] Read More

Mobile games, gamefulness, and place-based learning

Air Date: Oct 21, 2013 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PST

How can you leverage mobile gaming, location-based mobile features, and gamification to produce powerful learning opportunities? Key Questions and Comments: (03:16) If people learned at least 10% about the site and artifacts I had to learn inmaking the game, I’d be very pleased. (09:15) I’ve decided that the mobile is not the primary theme that […] Read More

Mobiles and informal learning spaces: libraries and museums

Air Date: Oct 17, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How is mobile technology transforming and enriching the experiences of informal learning spaces such as libraries and museums? Key Questions and Comments: (07:33) [Utilizing mobile in spaces like museums] is about creating contemporary pathways and alternative ways for people to access and bring meaning to permanent exhibits. (10:20) I’ve divided mobile into three different categories: […] Read More

#teachtheweb—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Oct 15, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT

In this webinar, Laura Hilliger and Chris Lawrence of the Mozilla Foundation explore Webmaker tools for digital authorship and remix. Learn how to use tools like Thimble, Popcorn, and Web X-Ray Goggles to create open and shareable “teaching kits” that combine effective writing pedagogies with deeply engaging free and open digital production on the Web. […] Read More

Teachers and Students: real-life mobile implementation with learners

Air Date: Oct 9, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

When implementing mobile in learning environments, what do we need to consider about the relationships between adults, youth, and technology? Key Questions and Comments: (05:49) There is this kind of delineation or split, it seems, between mobile learning…where it may be in an academic setting but kids are actually going out and collecting data in […] Read More

Mobile learning: turning place into a learning space

Air Date: Oct 3, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How can various contexts for learning be supported and maintained through context-aware technologies such as mobiles? Key Questions and Comments: (07:37) How do we turn “place” into a learning space? Do we need the device to do that? And, if we do use the device, how does that affect the learning experience? (12:01) One point […] Read More

Do-It-Yourself Badges

Air Date: Sep 24, 2013 2:00 pm–3:00 pm PST

How can an educator, librarian, or maker create a do-it-yourself badge system? What resources are out there for people who want to build a small-scale badge system? Key Questions and Comments: 1st Hypothetical Use Case: Bob the Librarian (05:24) One thing that I would encourage the librarian to do is to really think very seriously […] Read More

Recognizing and Assessing Out-of-School Learning

Air Date: Sep 17, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

nbsp; How are badges helping learners publicize their out-of-school learning and interest-based skills? How should these kinds of skills be measured? Key Questions and Comments: (04:03) I wanted to get a view of what you thought were the really big and interesting questions when it comes to badge research? (07:25) What has really pushed this […] Read More

Discovering Pathways Through Connected Learning

Air Date: Sep 10, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How can digital badges connect our interests & passions both inside and outside formal education, and make lifelong learning pathways more visible? Key Questions and Comments: (06:22) How, if in any way, do the pathways that we think about in badging…differ from more traditional kinds of learning pathways? (09:00) …We know that learning is an […] Read More

Why Should You Care About Badges?

Air Date: Sep 4, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How are we using badges to enable a complex, robust ecology of learning to support more just & equitable social futures? Key Questions and Comments: (06:10) Right now, we have a mismatch between the systems of accreditation that allows kids to have a visible pathway to achieve in our society, and all the possible ways […] Read More

How Great Teachers Reinvent Their Classroom

Air Date: Aug 28, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

What does it look like when educators use mobile technologies to reinvent their classroom practices? Key Questions and Comments: (04:22) When we talk about “reinventing” the classroom…what does “reinvention” mean, whether you’re working in your own classroom or partnering with other teachers? (05:27) I’m trying to find ways to empower my kids and become more […] Read More

Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning

Air Date: Aug 21, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

When preparing your district for a 1:1 or BYOD experience, there’s a group that’s often overlooked: parents. How can you help parents feel involved in this transition? Key Questions and Comments: (03:22) One of the questions I have, and that I get a lot, is how do we actually address the issue of equity in […] Read More

Great Tools for Production-Centered Design from Common Sense Media and Graphite: An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 20, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

Need inspiration on incorporating production-centered design into your teaching? This webinar with Common Sense Media and two Innovators focuses on production-centered tools and how teachers are using them with students. You’ll learn about Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite, which provides robust ratings and reviews of apps, websites, and games—by teachers, for teachers—and hear about […] Read More

Getting Going with Mobile Devices: Workflow, Organization, and Fundamentals

Air Date: Aug 14, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

How do/should you develop the long-term capacity to manage student work and a daily workflow process in a mobile classroom? Key Questions and Comments: (03:11) What kind of advice would you give to teachers who receive iPads in the beginning of the year (in advance of their students) and are told to “get comfortable”? (06:17) […] Read More

Do Now from KQED Education: An Educator Innovator Webinar

Air Date: Aug 8, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

Interested in having your students join a national debate on Twitter about current events? Do Now from KQED Education is a weekly activity that builds civic engagement and digital literacy skills where students have the opportunity to debate with a variety of modes of communication and rhetorical strategies. In this webinar, learn how Do Now […] Read More

Planning For Effective Teaching & Learning with Mobile Devices

Air Date: Aug 7, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

So you and your students have received mobile devices! Now what? How do you start planning for a year of effective teaching and learning? Key Questions and Comments: (06:35) We help schools and school districts with both a conceptual framework of how to maximize the iPad as a consumption device, but also as a curation […] Read More

Meet the Innovators with Suzie Boss and Guests

Air Date: Jul 31, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PDT

In this live Hangout on Air, Suzie Boss graciously hosts part two of a conversation about innovation. Boss talks with some of the NWP teachers whose insights informed her new book, Bringing Innovation to School. Paula White and Chad Sansing join us from Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia, a district that offers “seed funding” for […] Read More

unHangout Beta Test

Air Date: Jul 29, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

The July series was wrapped up by continuing the month’s great conversations via a new virtual ‘unconference’ tool. Thanks to everyone who participated in this “beta test” and also thank you to everyone who made the event possible. From this Series: Part 1—Writing as Making/Making as Writing Part 2—What Does “Interest-Driven” Look Like? Part 3—Learning […] Read More

From Expression to Impact: Youth Civic Engagement Enacted

Air Date: Jul 23, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How are educators fostering civic engagement in Connected Learning environments? How are principles of youth organizing adapting to the new literacies of connected learning? Key Questions and Comments: (06:11) So, three framing questions as we move forward: 1. What are we already doing? (I want to recognize the powerful strategies and practices that are already […] Read More

Learning Pathways

Air Date: Jul 16, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What do learning pathways look like as young people move across learning contexts in pursuit of their interests in school, at home, in libraries, community centers and online? Key Questions and Comments: (06:25) If we’re talking about learning pathways, we’re having a conversation about how learning is a journey, not a destination. And I think […] Read More

What Does “Interest-Driven” Look Like?

Air Date: Jul 9, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How can educators—in school and out—support youth to pursue and document the ideas that matter to them, while simultaneously helping them to use a critical lens? Key Questions and Comments: (04:53) Where do young people who have a passion and want to follow it through to a deep conclusion–where would they do that in our […] Read More

Writing as Making/Making as Writing

Air Date: Jul 2, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

When we think of the current Maker Movement, we often picture robotics, crafts, or digital fabrication. What happens when we push ourselves to think about writing, media-making, and the arts too? Key Questions and Comments: (03:59) If you put that sense of the young person as the productive agent at the center of your teaching […] Read More

Reflecting

Air Date: Jun 24, 2013 4:00 pm–5:10pm PST

When coding, it’s important not only to dive in and create, but also to step back and reflect. What can we share about our experiences coding — and learning — with Scratch? Key Questions and Comments: (03:34) Although we know the importance of reflection, I think sometimes it gets left aside or never gets fully […] Read More

Crafting Digital Writing with Troy Hicks and Guests (Webinar Archive)

Air Date: Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm–2:00 pm PDT

Aired: June 18, 2013 With so many possibilities for creating and capturing students’ digital compositions, how can we invite them to document all their learning? How can they design an effective website? Prepare an aesthetically pleasing presentation? Mix media to compose digital video? As part of the Summer of Making and Connecting, Educator Innovator sponsored […] Read More

Sharing

Air Date: Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Learning to code can be supported in a wide range of settings, not just at home or at school. Join us for a conversation with a teacher, a parent, a museum educator, and a librarian about coding across contexts. Key Questions and Comments: (03:01) In the past, people have often tended to…imagine the individual coder […] Read More

Personalizing

Air Date: Jun 10, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Scratch is designed to make coding accessible and appealing to people of all different backgrounds and interests. What are some of the diverse ways young people are creating with Scratch? Key Questions and Comments: (03:10) A lot of people see computer programming or coding as a narrow technical activity that’s suitable just for a subset […] Read More

Creating

Air Date: Jun 6, 2013 4:00 pm–5:00 pm PST

Coding provides opportunities to create with digital media, not just interact. In this session, we’ll explore what people can learn through coding — and how you can get started coding with Scratch. Key Questions and Comments: (03:16) Scratch is production-centered. It’s also peer-supported: creators within the community encouraging remixing and build on each other’s work…It’s […] Read More

Teens and the Future of Libraries: Sharing Best Practices

Air Date: May 28, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Wrapping up the month’s conversations and collaboratively documenting/sharing best practices with one another. Key Questions and Comments: (05:11) What are your thoughts on why our month-long focus has been so timely? What are some challenges that libraries and librarians are facing right now, and how are librarians working together to support each other to overcome […] Read More

Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media

Air Date: May 21, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do you convince your admins that social & digital media access and integration is a worthwhile investment? Key Questions and Comments: (05:42) It’s really important to realize that young people are engaging with these social media as a way of participating in a new form of public life. They’re trying to get access to […] Read More

Effectively Leveraging Social Media in Library Programs

Air Date: May 14, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

What are the best practices when it comes to incorporating digital and social media into library programs? Key Questions and Comments: (04:18) Success isn’t having the most number of computers per student and making sure that everything is the newest form of technology…for us, it’s a combination of the social practice, the technology, the goals, […] Read More

The Importance of Youth Access to Technology in Libraries

Air Date: May 7, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How does access to technology (or lack thereof) in school and public libraries impact teens’ learning? Key Questions and Comments: (06:40) There are over 40 million teenagers in [the U.S.] today. And statistics show that 1 in 4 of those teenagers don’t have access to technology (whether they can’t afford it or they just don’t […] Read More

Kick-off: Teens and the Future of Libraries

Air Date: May 2, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Make your voice heard as we kick-off a month-long series of conversations around teens and the future of school & public libraries. Key Questions and Comments: (06:04) Connected learning is about three different pieces coming together. It’s teens’ Interest, Peer Culture, and Academic Learning smashing together…Libraries are the perfect place for this kind of learning […] Read More

Penny Sebring & Eric Brown – Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library: A Study of YOUmedia’s Progress

Air Date: Apr 18, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

An in-depth look at YOUmedia’s strengths as a space for connected learning, and broader considerations for application in other environments. Key Questions and Comments: (06:33) We estimate that between 350 and 500 teens come to YOUmedia each week. They are serving a large number of teens…We view YOUmedia as a hybrid organization: it has elements […] Read More

Bringing Innovation to School—Author Chat with Suzie Boss

Air Date: Apr 10, 2013 10:00 am–10:30 am PDT

Aired July 10, 2013 In this first of a two-part series on teaching innovation, we visit with Suzie Boss, author of Bringing Innovation to School. Boss talks with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, the National Writing Project’s Director of National Programs and Site Development, about practical strategies to jumpstart students’ creativity and problem-solving capacities. Boss suggests that innovation […] Read More

Liz Lawley – Just Press Play: Enhancing the Social and Academic Experience of Undergrads

Air Date: Apr 9, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

How one university is using “achievements” to enhance students’ academic, social & creative lives, while connecting undergrads to mentors and one another. View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. Key Questions and Comments: (03:54) The initial seed for all of this really came out of my […] Read More

Dylan Arena – Measuring What Matters Most: Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age

Air Date: Apr 2, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

What are the benefits of embracing choice-based assessments, and how can we prepare for this assessment paradigm shift? View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. Key Questions and Comments: (06:50) The fundamental goal of education…is to prepare a learner to act independently in the world. Which […] Read More

Chris Lehmann – Inquiry: The Very First Step In the Process of Learning

Air Date: Mar 28, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do we learn? What can we create? What does it mean to lead? Insights from Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy. SLA is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, SLA provides a rigorous, […] Read More

Brenda Hernandez & Sarah Meyer – Understanding HOMAGO and Informal Youth Spaces

Air Date: Mar 21, 2013 9:00 am–10:15 am PST

How to invent a program where subject matter experts can become collaborative learning partners with youth. View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. Key Questions and Comments: (4:40) What we realized, learning about HOMAGO and what it is we wanted in an open studio: we had […] Read More

Live from DML2013: Ignite Talks, Round Two

Air Date: Mar 16, 2013 2:00 pm–3:15pm PST

Ignite Talks, Round #2 – Saturday, March 16, 4:00-5:00pm Central Time in Sheraton 4/5. Chaired by Alex Halavais and Antero Garcia. From this Series: Part 1—Craig Watkins – Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices, and Remixing Youth Participation Part 2—Live from DML2013: Opening Keynote Part 3—Live from DML2013: Ignite Talks, Round One Part 4—Live from DML2013: Remixing […] Read More

Live from DML2013: Youth, Pop Culture, and Participatory Politics

Air Date: Mar 16, 2013 6:45 am–8:45 am PST

Plenary Session #2 of the 2013 Digital Media & Learning Conference- 9-10:30am CT. How is young people’s engagement with pop culture a gateway to finding their voice & place in the sphere of participatory politics? Looking at how young people’s engagement with pop culture is a gateway to finding their voice and place in the […] Read More

Live from DML2013: Remixing Citizenship, Remaking Democracy

Air Date: Mar 15, 2013 8:45am–10:45am PST

Plenary Session #1 of the 2013 Digital Media & Learning Conference – 11am-12:30pm CT. Exploring the various contexts through which young people’s community engagement are creating opportunities for civic engagement. Addressing the various forms and contexts through which young people’s engagement in their communities and networked publics are creating distinct opportunities for civic engagement, and […] Read More

Live from DML2013: Ignite Talks, Round One

Air Date: Mar 14, 2013 1:45 pm–3:15 pm PST

Ignite Talks, Round #1 – Thursday, March 14, 4:00-5:00pm Central Time in Sheraton 4/5. Chaired by Alex Halavais and Antero Garcia. From this Series: Part 1—Craig Watkins – Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices, and Remixing Youth Participation Part 2—Live from DML2013: Opening Keynote Part 4—Live from DML2013: Remixing Citizenship, Remaking Democracy Part 5—Live from DML2013: Youth, […] Read More

Live from DML2013: Opening Keynote

Air Date: Mar 14, 2013 6:45 am–8:45 am PST

Keynote Address Beyond “The Crisis in Civics”by Ethan Zuckerman – 9-10:30am Central Time (10-11:30am Eastern Time) In the opening talk of DML2013, Ethan addresses the argument that civics is “in crisis,” helps us think about what the future of civics might look like, and introduces us to an easy-to-understand framework of what makes for ‘good’ […] Read More

Craig Watkins – Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices, and Remixing Youth Participation

Air Date: Mar 6, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

“It is the story of this world—a world of civic-minded makers, doers, and innovators—that DML2013 participants will tell in unique, inspiring, and wonderful ways.” Key Questions and Comments: (14:25) I think what DML2013 does, is reintroduces one of the primary motivations behind the [MacArthur Foundation’s] Digital Media & Learning initiative…From the very beginning, one of […] Read More

Ethan Zuckerman – Teaching New Civics In a Digital World

Air Date: Feb 26, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

As the Internet shifts our concept of civic life, how can we equip citizens (especially youth) to handle digital rhetorics and publics? Key Questions and Comments: (03:20) So, Ethan, if you could start us off on this topic of ‘new civics’ and how the Internet & the networked age is affecting how people–especially young people–are […] Read More

Nicole Mirra & Charlene Ortuno: Empowering Youth Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

Air Date: Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm–5:00pm PST

How can parents, teachers, and mentors support innovative youth civic endeavors, both in- and out-of-school? Key Questions and Comments: (08:30) We asked the students: “What do you want to be free from?”…and then we asked, “What do you want freedom of?” (15:08) It took my first four years of teaching for me to really understand […] Read More

Kris Gutierrez & Bill Penuel – Assessing Connected Learning Outcomes

Air Date: Feb 14, 2013 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

In a connected learning environment, what does “success” look like and how can you measure it? Key Questions and Comments: (06:10) One metaphor I think about when I think about connected learning is to think about ‘learning as movement.’ Especially when it comes to youth learning: our youth move across a range of contexts… (13:16) […] Read More

Craig Watkins & Juliet Schor – Connected Learning As Pathway to Equity & Opportunity

Air Date: Feb 7, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How does connected learning combat the growing gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in education, and address broken pathways from education to economic opportunities? Key Questions and Comments: (04:16) So, Craig and Julie: if you could guys could start us off by explaining why you feel connected learning addresses these two big issues of social […] Read More

Sonia Livingstone – The Realities of Youth and Peer Culture: Balancing Learning Opportunities and Risks

Air Date: Jan 29, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do social relationships shape forms of learning in and out of school? And how do forms of learning shape social relationships? Key Questions and Comments: (3:52) So, Sonia, maybe you would like to start us off by explaining how youth are using digital technologies as part of their daily ‘learning lives’? (6:18) How do […] Read More

Jean Rhodes – Effective Mentorship Through Shared Purpose and Interes

Air Date: Jan 22, 2013 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How does shared interest impact cross-generational relationships in formal and informal learning spaces? Key Questions and Comments: (3:53) The reason that mentorship is so central to the connected learning model is because so much of learning occurs in context of relationships. And when kids are pursuing their interests and going deeper into a topic, having […] Read More

Mimi Ito & Katie Salen – The Essence of Connected Learning Environments

Air Date: Jan 15, 2013 10:30am–11:30am PST

Where did connected learning’s principles come from and how can they be applied to create effective learning environments? Key Questions and Comments: (06:58) The interdisciplinary nature of the [Connected Learning Research Network] team is quite unusual in the sense that everyone is bringing a really different perspective to the table. And everyone is in this […] Read More

Eric Marcos – Mathtrain.tv: The Power of Kids Teaching Kids

Air Date: Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm–5:00pm PST

“If you give kids a little bit of trust and let them try out some stuff, they’re going to come up with fascinating things that will surprise you.” Key Questions and Comments: (03:56) Tiana and Camilla, why don’t you walk us through the specifics of how this thing got started? What inspired you to start […] Read More

Top Webinars of 2012, Part Two: Cathy Davidson & Henry Jenkins

Air Date: Jan 3, 2013 9:00 am–5:00 pm PST

Part Two of a two-part recap of our most popular webinars from 2012. We replayed both webinars on Livestream on January 3. From this Series: Part 1 – Top Webinars of 2012, Part One: Mimi Ito & Karen Cator View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. Guests […] Read More

Top Webinars of 2012, Part One: Mimi Ito & Karen Cator

Air Date: Dec 27, 2012 9:00 am–5:00 pm PST

Part One of a two-part recap of our most popular webinars from 2012. We will replay both webinars on Livestream on December 27. From this Series: Part 2 – Top Webinars of 2012, Part Two: Cathy Davidson & Henry Jenkins View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. […] Read More

Julian Sefton-Green – Learning in Out-of-School Contexts: Education in Non-Formal Settings

Air Date: Dec 5, 2012 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

Out-of-school centers and activities meet many needs in societies around the world. What effects and impacts are they having on formal education institutions? Key Questions and Comments: (07:29) Although these kinds of [out-of-school] centers exist in many countries around the world, I think that different countries have different expectations of what these kinds of centers […] Read More

Arely Zimmerman & Sangita Shresthova – Documenting DREAMs: New Media, Undocumented Youth, and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Air Date: Nov 29, 2012 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

How do socio-economically marginalized & politically disenfranchised youth use new media to mount and sustain social movements? Key Questions and Comments: (07:49) There are 5 million undocumented youth in the United States today…65,000 undocumented minors graduate from high school each year. (10:26) The normal idea is that civic engagement has been closely tied to both […] Read More

Zak Malamed & Allison Wu – The Power of the Student Voice in Education Reform

Air Date: Nov 20, 2012 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

With all the conversations and decisions surrounding education reform, what actions are being taken to include (and amplify) the student voice? Key Questions and Comments: (05:02) #edchat has been going on for some time, bringing educators together to discuss education […] but education is ultimately about the students, so why aren’t students talking about education? […] Read More

Henry Jenkins – The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Learning

Air Date: Nov 13, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

What do we mean when we say “participatory culture” and what challenges do we face in trying to more fully realize this ideal, especially in regards to youth participation? “They have been called the Digital Generation, Generation.com, even Digital Natives, but perhaps it would be more accurate to call them ‘the transmedia generation.’ Young people […] Read More

Joe Kahne – Digital Evolution: Social Media’s Growing Impact on Youth Political Engagement

Air Date: Nov 6, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

How is digital media changing the ways youth engage politically (and civically), on a national level? Key Questions and Comments: (07:40) There’s a lot of dialogue out there that young people are getting really involved in online forms of activism, and that gets in the way of participation in the Election. Young people may Tweet […] Read More

Erin Reilly & Ioana Literat – Designing With Teachers: Participatory Professional Development

Air Date: Nov 1, 2012 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

As digital media plays a growing role in youth’s lives, how do we ensure that their adult support enables healthy and meaningful experiences, both online and offline? The Four Values of Participatory Professional Development: Participation, not indoctrination Exploration, not prescription Contextualization, not abstraction Iteration, not repetition Key Questions and Comments: (05:02) It’s also really important […] Read More

David Preston – This Ain’t Your Grandma’s School: The Transformative Power of Open Source Learning

Air Date: Oct 25, 2012 10:30am–11:30am PST

What happens when learners in traditional academic settings step outside prescribed resources, roles & boundaries to create socially productive peer-to-peer networks? Key Questions and Comments: (03:39) All of our students…are publishing directly to the internet. We don’t have a Use Policy, other than to intuitively use the morality that we think is a good idea. […] Read More

Michael Robbins & P.J. Karafiol – Reframing the Conversation About Learning in Schools

Air Date: Oct 18, 2012 9:00 am–10:00 am PST

How do we move toward a vision of education and learning that is beneficial for everyone involved? Key Questions and Comments: (04:31) What do we want teachers to do every day in the classroom, and how do we evaluate them to make sure that’s happening? (10:11) How do you make sure young people are ready […] Read More

Cathy Davidson – Changing Higher Education to Change the World

Air Date: Oct 11, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

College was designed to prepare students for a 20th-century workplace and it’s not catching up fast enough to the realities of the modern world. How can we overhaul the entire system? Cathy’s 8 Learning Principles for a Connected Age Embrace Connection, Not Technology Rethink liberal arts as a start-up curriculum for resilient global citizen Breach […] Read More

Nirvan Mullick – The Power and Importance of Play

Air Date: Oct 2, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

How is the potential for learning affected when we find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in kids? Key Questions and Comments: (14:00) Over the past year, you’ve spent a lot of time with Caine [Monroy]. What are some of the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills that you’ve seen Caine develop over the course of the […] Read More

Jabiz Raisdana – Authentic Student Blogging: Empowering Student Voice in the Social Media Age

Air Date: Sep 27, 2012 8:00am–9:00am PST

Do teachers have a responsibility to guide students to deeper and more thoughtful spaces for learning and self-expression? Key Questions and Comments: (06:08) I’ve really liked this idea of having a ‘space’ on the internet that I could call my own. […] I can’t help, as a middle school English teacher, realize that my kids, […] Read More

Kylie Peppler – High-Tech Textile Design: Learning By Doing and Making

Air Date: Sep 20, 2012 9:00 am–10:00am PST

Lessons learned from participatory design communities for economically disadvantaged youth, in- and out-of-school. Key Questions and Comments: (08:07) In my research, I’ve been really interested in looking at what youth are learning through e-textiles, particularly as it ties to artistic expression. What might youth be taking away from that experience, and how can we get […] Read More

James Bosco – Reschooling Society: Toward a New Era in American Education

Air Date: Sep 13, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

The ideology and structure of public schooling in the U.S. was put in place in the mid-19th century. What is discernible about the role and nature of schooling in the context of our new social and cultural conditions? Key Questions and Comments: (19:35) You talked about how the founders of public education had a “systems” […] Read More

Steve Hargadon – The Future of Education

Air Date: Sep 6, 2012 8:00 am–9:00 am PST

A look at the social narrative of today’s and tomorrow’s education system. What shifts in education will (and should) we see in the next 5, 10, 20 years? Key Questions and Comments: (16:54) As we’re having these national conversations with a lot of hand-wringing about […] the state of our education system, I think that […] Read More

Bud Hunt & Cindy O’Donnell-Allen – Teacher Research is Connective Learning: Practitioner Inquiry as Professional Development

Air Date: Aug 28, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

How do we ensure schools are places of learning for both the students and staff? What does classroom inquiry look like when the teacher is the inquirer? Key Questions and Comments: (11:40) What do we expect from teachers when we’re thinking about professional development? More importantly, what do our actions say? What do our learning […] Read More

Karen Cator – The Cruciality of Connected Educator Month

Air Date: Aug 21, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

Why is Connected Educator Month so crucial right now, what lessons are we learning from it, and what is next for the Connected Educators initiative? Key Questions and Comments: (08:48) We launched the National Education Technology Plan that really focused on “How do we actually power up the learning environment, and transform the system by […] Read More

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl – Communities of Practice for Professional Learning: Connected Learning for Adults

Air Date: Aug 14, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

Can the concept of communities of practice help frame connected learning in the workplace and beyond? Key Questions and Comments: (28:14) How do you design experiences for adults that are about what they’re learning and what they’re interested in? The inquiry-based model definitely fits into that category. I think about it in terms of ‘How […] Read More

Connie Yowell – Reimagining the Experience of Education

Air Date: Aug 9, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Why the information age has presented us with the opportunity for a fundamental reimagining of the way we educate our children. View the Conversation During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning. Guests for this webinar included: Connie Yowell: Connie is the Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the John […] Read More

Rafi Santo – Hacker Literacies: Why Youth Should Know How to Revise & Reconfigure Technology

Air Date: Aug 6, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

In an age of participatory media, it’s important for youth to see how technology embodies values, and be able to tweak (or “hack”) this technology when it doesn’t align with their values. Key Questions and Comments: (20:56) Why “hacking”? In other words–given that there is such as intense battle to get digital learning to be […] Read More

Raquel Recuero – Digital Youth, Social Movements, and Democracy in Brazil

Air Date: Jul 24, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

How are Brazilian youth becoming digital, and what potential does digital media provide for democracy and social movements? Key Questions and Comments: (20:31) I’m curious about the ability of people to discuss things in a way that they can come to an understanding. Does social media lead to more understanding, or does it just get […] Read More

Mark Surman – Mozilla Webmaker: Digital Literacy Through Making and Sharing

Air Date: Jul 19, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

A chat about the ongoing process of making Webmaker, and how the project is learning from (and collaborating with) educational practitioners and tech instructors to build a more web literate planet. Mozilla Webmaker is a new program aimed at helping millions of people–especially youth–move from using the web to making the web. Webmaker provides tools, […] Read More

Andrew Slack – Civic Engagement Insights from the Harry Potter Alliance

Air Date: Jul 10, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

Lessons learned from an outside-of-the-box approach to educating and mobilizing young people across the world by using parallels from the Harry Potter books. Key Questions and Comments: (08:20) If Harry [Potter] were in our world […] wouldn’t he fight for justice the way he does in the books? What if we could take the entire […] Read More

Joe Kahne and Cathy Cohen – Mapping Youth Participatory Politics

Air Date: Jul 3, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

What is the relationship between online participatory practices and political participation? Key Questions and Comments: (05:22) We want to know: are many youth engaged with these activities or is it just a small sub-section of highly activated youth? Are different groups of youth equitably engaged? How does this engagement relate to broader and more common […] Read More

Jason Schultz – Young People and Online Learning: Maximizing Engagement, Minimizing Privacy Risks

Air Date: Jun 26, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

How do we promote youth interest in online learning experiences while at the same time navigating concerns about privacy? Key Questions and Comments: (09:16) What does the research tell us? What are those benefits, what are those learning opportunities? (10:10) What are our options? What’s on the table? What should we be thinking about and […] Read More

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson – PLP Network

Air Date: Jun 21, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson are co-founders of the Powerful Learning Practice Network: a group of “connected learning communities” for 21st century educators seeking professional development. Key Questions and Comments: (14:55) So much of what we talk about is the learning outcomes, both the professional development of the students and the activities. I’ve always been […] Read More

Jeff Sturges – Strengthening Communities with Makerspaces

Air Date: Jun 12, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

How can Makerspaces build community, excite peer learning, and drive entrepreneurial experimentation? Key Questions and Comments: (07:58) What is the difference between a hackerpsace and a Makerspace? (12:40) Were you the first to use ‘Makerspace’ at Mt. Elliott or were there other spaces using that term? (22:21) So everybody volunteers at the Mt. Elliott Makerspace […] Read More

Ethan Zuckerman – Attention, Activism, and Advocacy in a Digital Age

Air Date: Jun 5, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Why is attention a useful commodity in this participatory media age? Key Questions and Comments: (12:06) I’m really interested in why we’re starting to see–or why we’re continuing to see–so much emphasis on media-centric activism. (25:42) Is it really fair for us to say ‘this is a long change, we’ll know if it worked 20 […] Read More

Michael Karnjanaprakorn – Transforming Education by Empowering Teaching and Democratizing Learning

Air Date: May 29, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Get an in-depth look at how this platform is transforming education by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, and hear what helps drive their community and mission forward. Key Questions and Comments: (11:52) Is Skillshare’s model something that you want to institutionalize, bring to the education system, and diffuse across the education system? Or is Skillshare […] Read More

S. Craig Watkins – The Digital Edge

Air Date: May 22, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

A greater diversity of young people in the U.S. are using digital media than ever before. So, why do issues related to technology, diversity, and equity continue to matter? Key Questions and Comments: Craig’s Hangout connection temporarily dropped from 10:10 to 20:30 (10:01) The question that we oftentimes hear is “Is mobile bridging the digital […] Read More

Ellen Middaugh – Service & Activism in the Digital Age: Supporting Youth Engagement in Public Life

Air Date: May 17, 2012 8:00am–9:00am PST

Experiential civic education has long tradition in the US, in and out of school time. How does the integration of new media support, extend, and/or transform these practices? Key Questions and Comments: (14:03) How does what we know about new media either support that practice [of service learning and youth-led organizing], change it, or potentially […] Read More

Antero Garcia – A Discussion on Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and the Teaching Profession

Air Date: May 8, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Looking at examples of in-school engagement, Antero will engage in a discussion of ways that participatory culture can help foment critical pedagogy, civic engagement, and school turnaround. Key Questions and Comments: (26:02) How much did using mobile and using technology in your work support the sort of community building of youth in your classroom? (28:06) […] Read More

Erin Knight – Mozilla Open Badges

Air Date: May 1, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

How Mozilla and others are working to help solve the problem of recognizing and legitimizing learning and skill development that happens outside of the classroom. Key Questions and Comments: (14:08) In terms of the identity of the person holding their backpack, how will that be validated or will it? (16:25) How do you become a […] Read More

Katie Salen – Making Learning Irresistible: 6 Principles of Game-like Learning

Air Date: Apr 24, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

The principles underlying a learning model that uses the intrinsic qualities of game design and play to reimagine what learning might look like for youth. Key Questions and Comments: (23:40) When you’re encouraging failure so much…even in a safe place, does that affect their self-esteem and how do you make the trade-off there? (31:44) How […] Read More

Brother Mike Hawkins- A YOUmedia Perspective: Remixing Connections, Culture, and Creativity

Air Date: Apr 17, 2012 8:00am–9:00am PST

“Brother Mike” Hawkins will share his personal experience about YOUmedia Chicago and the power and potential of interest-driven learning. Key Questions and Comments: (21:54) What’s the role of a mentor during [informal, unstructured] times? (26:42) How has the vision of YOUmedia evolved over the past three years? What do you see as the next phase […] Read More

Howard Rheingold – Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy

Air Date: Apr 10, 2012 9:00am–10:00am PST

Discover how giving students more responsibility in shaping their own curriculum can lead to more active participation. Key Questions and Comments: (24:05) What connections [do] you see to the experiments that Howard has been describing for us and some of the work that you’re engaged in? (24:22) To what extent, Howard, do you see people […] Read More

Philipp Schmidt – Peer2Peer University

Air Date: Apr 3, 2012 8:00am–9:00am PST

P2PU Co-Founder Philipp Schmidt will discuss some of the lessons the P2PU community has learned about scaling peer-learning online. Key Questions and Comments: (00:01 – 6:07) Introductions of Hangout Participants (06:08 – 12:10) Questions about equity; participants’ responses (12:11 – 18:13) The challenges of scaling facilitation and content production; learning to teach one another (18:14 […] Read More

Buffy Hamilton – The Unquiet Librarian

Air Date: Mar 29, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the “banking” system of education? Key Questions and Comments: There were some technical issues during this session, which resulted in a truncated video recording. Below is a guide to the content of the video: (00:01 – 4:15) Introductions of Hangout Participants (04:16 – […] Read More

Mimi Ito – Translation, Triggers, and Transitions: What does it take to connect interests to achievement?

Air Date: Mar 22, 2012 10:00am–11:00am PST

What support can parents & educators provide young people to connect interests with school, career & politically relevant achievement? Key Questions and Comments: (10:36) How do we connect kids’ interests and their social engagements to the kinds of engagements that will open up opportunity in their adult-driven lives? (13:05)What are the supports that could bring […] Read More

Mitch Resnick – Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society

Air Date: Mar 13, 2012 8:00am–9:00am PST

How can we help young people learn to express themselves with new technologies so they can be active participants in tomorrow’s Creative Society? Key Questions and Comments: (6:50) Your research group at the MIT Media Lab is called Lifelong Kindergarten. Why is that? (16:13) How do we take these great ideas and move them out […] Read More