Webinars

Webinars and accompanying chat are viewable by clicking the corresponding event page below.

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Introducing the Library of Congress

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

In this webinar, guests will 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 will also share their top tips and favorite resources. About the Library of Congress: The mission of the Library of Congress is to […] Read More

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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

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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

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Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources

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

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

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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, will present their changemaking story and explore 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 […] Read More

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Reading, Writing, and Primary Sources (Part 1)

Air Date: Feb 21, 2017 04:00 pm –05:00 pm

In this webinar, guests will reflect on how primary source analysis supports inquiry and deepens understanding of texts of diverse formats. They will also consider and share ways in which primary source analysis can build writing skills. Read More

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Reading, Writing, and Primary Sources (Part 2)

Air Date: Feb 28, 2017 04:00 pm –05:00 pm PST

In this webinar, guests will reflect on how primary source analysis supports inquiry and deepens understanding of texts of diverse formats. They will also consider and share ways in which primary source analysis can build writing skills. Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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#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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

#teachtheweb

#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

Great Tools for Production-Centered Design with Common Sense Media and Graphite

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

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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

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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

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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

Author Chat with Suzie Boss

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