Webinars

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

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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

Join moderator Sandra Hughes-Hassell and guests as they 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.

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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 School of Education for an introduction to and discussion of the Creative Computing Curriculum Guide. Guests for this webinar included: Karen Brennan, ScratchEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education Michelle Chung, Research Project Manager for the ScratchEd Initiative Christan Balch, Technology Innovation Masters student, Harvard Graduate School of Education Ingrid Gustafson, Instructional Technology Specialist for Cambridge, MA public schools Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources ScratchEd Computational Thinking with Scratch Creative Computing Curriculum Guide Scratch Cards Little Bits Scratch... 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 bring the movement to your students this December. Guests for this webinar included: Laura Bradley, Bay Area Writing Project teacher-consultant and middle school teacher Laura Kline, Code.org marketing Kim Douillard, San Diego Area Writing Project director and elementary teacher Paul Oh, National Writing Project senior associate Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources Hour of Code Code.org "What Most Schools Don't Teach" Computer Science Ed Week English 8 Coding Tutorials Students Teaching Themselves to Code Thinking Through my Lens:... 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 webinar drew inspiration from the "Maker Movement" and used the Connected Learning principles to support the sharing of ideas and strategies related to this notion of youth agency throughout October and beyond. Guests for this webinar included: Laura Bradley, Bay Area Writing Project teacher-consultant and middle school teacher involved with NaNoWriMo Kim Douillard, San Diego Area Writing Project director and elementary teacher Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, National Writing Project executive director Paul Oh, National Writing Project senior associate Jo Paraiso, Oakland high school teacher also involved at Youthvoices.net Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download... 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 create more opportunities to share and collaborate online in a spirit of trust? The fifth open, international HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition, the Trust Challenge, will award $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle these questions in real-life learning contexts. The Trust Challenge will fund successful collaborations or “laboratories” that create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions with complex social considerations of trust. Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, talked about the Trust Challenge and direct potential applicants to useful resources. Guests for this webinar included:... 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 kids? Webinar participants work through these questions and more. Guests for this webinar included: Kurt Squire - Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Vivian - Mother of 4, and parent of a 2014 Pursuitery.com #CampMinecraft participant Michael John ("MJ") - Game Director at GlassLab Games Resources: Video: Games Scholar Constance Steinkuhler on Interest-Driven Learning Using Video Games Exploring the Educational Potential of Video Game-Based Learning: A Few Moments with Kurt Squire Pursuitery.com's Summer 2014 "Camp Minecraft" [View the story "CLTV - Recognition of the Power... 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 these questions and more. Guests for this webinar included: Erin Hoffman - Game Design Lead at GlassLab Games Matt Rafalow - Researcher with the Connected Learning Research Network Rex Beaber - Director of Community Development and Outreach at GameDesk Dan Norton - Founding partner and CCO at Filament Games Caro Williams - Dissertator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Educational Game Designer and Consultant Resources Minecraft As a Game-Based Learning Environment Video chat with Tanner Higgin on Gameful Design for Real-World Action and Social Change Be part of the #connectedlearning Chat on Twitter

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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 materials which highlight the power of stories, participatory culture, and creative expression as tools for fostering civic imagination and inspiring real-world change. The webinar participants also articulated ongoing efforts to integrate peer-based learning, popular culture, and media production into civic learning pathways. Guests for this webinar included: Gabriel Peters-Lazaro Sarabeth Leitch Paul Oh Paul Richardson Sangita Shresthova Liana Gamber-Thompson Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources Media Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project Youth and Participatory Politics By Any... 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 these questions and more. Guests for this webinar included: Liz Kline - Product Manager at GlassLab Games Michael John ("MJ") - Game Director at GlassLab Games Tim Young - Works on Pursuitery.com's Camp Minecraft program, and has previously run a Minecraft summer camp at LA Makerspace Randall Fujimoto - Executive Director / Game-Based Learning Designer at GameTrain Learning Resources [View the story "CLTV - Addressing Skepticism Around Using Video Games for Learning - Sept. 18, 2014" on Storify] Q&A with Kurt Squire: Exploring the Educational Potential of Video Game-Based Learning Report: The Civic Potential of... 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 thinking for young learners? Webinar participants work through these questions and more. Guests for this webinar included: Matthew Farber - Social Studies teacher at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey Erin Hoffman - Game Design Lead at GlassLab Games Kylie Peppler - Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences; Director of The Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington Resources: Q&A with Katie Salen: Seeing Games as a Vital Part of 21st Century Literacy and Assessment Exploring interest-powered learning in informal game design clubs "Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic" #connectedlearning chat on Twitter

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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 changes in a variety of outcomes. In a new paper, “Examining the Impact of Afterschool STEM programs (PDF)," the Afterschool Alliance looked at evaluation data of strong afterschool STEM programs to examine the types of impacts these programs are having on participating youth. This webinar explored the report findings and other research and evaluation trends happening in the informal science and afterschool field. Guests for this webinar included: Melissa Ballard, Afterschool Alliance Paul Oh, National Writing Project Resources Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Alliance Report: Examining the Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs Afterschool Alliance STEM Impact Report... 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 well as prep for tests like the SAT. Hear from two educators who use Khan in their classroom and get ideas to inspire your teaching this year.

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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 Young Artists & Writers, champion the creative expression of young artists. What is Poetry 2.0? National Student Poet Louis Lafair, along with Elisa New (Professor of Poetry at Harvard University), Jeremy Dean (Chief of Education at Genius.com), and Sarah Kay (Founder of Project VOICE),discuss the new face of poetry. Guests for this webinar included: Jeremy Dean Sarah Kay Louis Lafair Elisa New Paul Oh Resources Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Student Poets Program National Student Poets Program Facebook Page Poetry 2.0 Sarah Kay's TED Talk Genius.com annotation of Sarah Kay's TED Talk Genius.com Poetry... 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 in the #TeachDoNow MOOC series. Guests for this webinar included: Troy Hicks Jeremy Hyler Aram Kabodian Joel Malley Paul Oh Jill Runstrom Kristen Turner Matt Williams Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources TeachDoNow Google+ Community TeachDoNow blog MindShift Create, Compose, Connect: Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools Using Technology to Enhance Writing: Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction Why Connected Learning at Educator Innovator No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait Aram Kabodian Climate Change Discussion Example... 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 upcoming school year and learn how you can join the fun. Guests for this webinar included: Paul Oh, National Writing Project Seth Corrigan, GlassLab Games Jason Sellers, Bay Area Writing Project Rachel Sanders, Upstate Writing Project Resources: GlassLab Games Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy Upstate Writing Project Argubot Field Testing Connected Learning Alliance

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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: Matt Williams Julie Mora-Blanco Shelly Sanchez Terrell Rebecca Girard Kelly Mendoza Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources TeachDoNow Google+ Community TeachDoNow blog MindShift PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Labs Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Resources Common Sense Media - Digital Passport Common Sense Media - Educate Families Program EdWeb’s Digital Citienship Community (PLC) Edmodo’s Digital Citizenship Community Specific connections between Technology and Common Core Standards Keynote: Byte-Sized Potential: Can We Make Citizenship and Compassion Go Viral Digital... 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 Instructor at Judge Memorial High School Shawn McCusker, Online community oranizer; Social Studies Instructor, Libertyville High School Leah Clapman, Managing Editor for Education, PBS Newshour Diana Laufenberg, Science Leadership Academy Ellen Middaugh, Research Director, Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources TeachDoNow Google+ Community TeachDoNow blog MindShift PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Labs Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network Celebrating Community Ready

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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 photography, visual literacy and digital fluency for young people in today’s world. Guests for this webinar included: Paul Oh, National Writing Project Jonathan Worth, founder of Phonar Nation Mia Zamora, Associate Professor and director of Kean University Writing Project Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources Phonar Nation Phonar Kean University Writing Project Cities of Learning Connected Learning Alliance

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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 webinar included: Grant Faulkner, Executive Director, NaNoWriMo Chris Angotti, Director of Programs, NaNoWriMo Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources NaNoWriMo Educator Resources NaNoWriMo Forums Young Writer's Program NaNoWriMo Word Sprints B&N NaNoWriMo bestsellers: Connected Learning Alliance

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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, and the solutions that will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments. Guests for this webinar included: Anne Collier - Youth/tech news blogger, and Editor of NetFamilyNews.org Janelle Bence - Educator at New Tech High @ Coppell in Dallas Jessie Daniels - Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), and FemTechNet supporter Anna Smith - Educational researcher, teacher educator & teacher; founder of #literacies chat on Twitter Jade E. Davis - Program Coordinator, HASTAC and Digital Media and Learning Competition Resources Aspen Task Force report: "Learner at the Center of a... 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: Matt Williams Amy Burvall Janelle Bence Troy Hicks Jeremy Hyler Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources Summer to Make, Play & Connect TeachDoNow Google+ Community TeachDoNow blog Mindshift KQED Digital Tools KQED resources about how to make digital media in creative ways KQED Stencil Demo Video Elements of Craft in Digital Writing Troy Hicks MAPS project Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing Cool Tools for Schools Cool Apps for Schools Teacher Resource for Apps and Online Tools Repurposed... 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 Paul Oh Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources: TeachDoNow Google+ Community   TeachDoNow blog MindShift What is Connected Learning?  Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom E-book NWP Digital Is Resource about Connecting Civics to Common Core Link to Public & Reusable Prezi: Making Learning Connected in the Classroom      

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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 the team. Projects were shared using hashtag #HYNB2014. Webinars : Albemarle County Public Schools, VA Fab10 in Barcelona Southern Nevada Writing Project K-Fai Steele and Maker Jawn team Webinar and Hangout hosts: David Cole, CV2 Cathy Cormier, San Francisco Public Library Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Paul Oh,  Educator Innovator Jie Qi, MIT Media Lab Melissa Techman, Albemarle County Libraries Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Storify Click here to view the Hack Your Notebook Day Storify entry. Resources: About Hack Your... 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 Larry Ferlazzo Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Vicki Davis Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources: TeachDoNow Google+ Community TeachDoNow blog MindShift Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day blog Ed Week’s Classroom Q & A blog The Best Resources For Learning What Twitter is All About The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ is All About Official Twitter Chat Schedule How to Participate in a Twitter Chat Twitter Best Practices for Educators Mashable’s Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo An Easy Guide to Gaining Followers... 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 staff member, Jane Park, who gave a brief overview of CC and some of its applications to K-12. Guests for this webinar included: Jane Park, Creative Commons Paul Oh, National Writing Project Alan Berry, The LAMP Josie Fraser, Leicester City Council Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources: Creative Commons Licenses Creative Commons K-12 Hangout Creative Commons Best Practices School of Open Childnet Star Toolkit Launch DigiLit Leicester: Project Activities Report Creative Commons Updates Connected Learning Alliance

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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 system for makers, and many more resources and ideas to help educators and students organize and chronicle work. Guests for this webinar included: Christian McKay - Doctoral student in Learning Sciences at Indiana University; Creativity Labs member Anna Keune - ‎Graduate Research Assistant at Indiana University; Creativity Labs member Hillary Kolos - Director of Digital Learning & Teen Programs at DreamYard Jessica Ross - Senior Practitioner Specialist working at Project Zero on the Agency by Design Project Stephanie Chang - Director of Youth Engagement, Maker Education Initiative Christina Cantrill - Senior Program Associate for the National Writing Project   Resources: Overview... 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 thoughts and pictures using #hynb2014. Guests for this webinar included: Paul Oh, National Writing Project Jie Qi, MIT Media Lab Jennifer Dick, NexMap David Cole, CV2 Kim Douillard, San Diego Area Writing Project Ira Socol, Albemarle County Public Schools Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that happened during the webinar. Resources: Hack Your Notebook Day Materials Ji Qi Featured Projects Summer to Make, Play & Connect 21st Century Notebooking- NexMap 21st Century Notebooking G+ Community Project Mash Maker Shed Circuit Stickers Starter Kit Crowd Supply Circuit Stickers... 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 webinar included: Andrew Sliwinski - Co-Founder of DIY.org; designer and engineer focused on improving how we play and learn Troy Hicks - Associate Professor at Central Michigan University; Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project Kylie Peppler - Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University; Director at Creativity Labs Tina Blythe - Co-author of "Looking Together at Student Work"; Learning Group Leader at Project Zero Resources: Project Zero's "Making Learning Visible" Overview for Project Zero: an educational research group investigating the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, ethics, and other essential aspects of human learning The... 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 world. Guests for this webinar were: Matt Williams - Educational Technologist at KQED Janelle Bence - Educator at New Tech High @ Coppell in Dallas Trinity Sullivan - Student at New Tech High @ Coppell in Dallas Meenoo Rami - Educator at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia Chris Sloan - Educator at Judge Memorial in Utah Resources: KQED's "Do Now" platform: building civic engagement & digital literacy for young folks More details about "Do Now" and how it works KQED Education on Twitter (@KQEDedspace) The #TeachDoNow Course Schedule Join the #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC (July 7... 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 their videos and make them available for others to remix. In this webinar, known as Appy Hour,  two innovative educators provide a tour of PopcornMaker and explain how and why they're using it with students. Hosted in partnership with Educator Innovator, you can also follow the ongoing conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AppyHour. Guests for this webinar were: Host Merve Lapus, Common Sense Media Jen Proctor, University of Michigan-Dearborn Amy Burvall, Le Jardin Academy, Hawaii Resources Mozilla PopcornMaker Mozilla Webmaker-Teach Mozilla Webmaker Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of the live chat conversation that... 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 with new tools, make projects and friends, and share projects and reflections with colleagues across the country and around the world. Members of the 2014 Making Learning Connected team discuss the plans for the upcoming summer, how to get involved, how you can use it as an opportunity to explore your own interests, how #clmooc can relate to your own context, and why "you're in the right place" if you participate in #clmooc. Guests for this webinar were: Christina Cantrill, National Writing Project Joe Dillon, Denver Writing Project Karen Fasimpaur, Borderlands Writing Project Kevin Hodgson, Western Massachusetts Writing... 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 to connect their academic learning to powerful projects in their communities in order to effect personal and social empowerment. Guests for this webinar were: Danielle Filipiak, Teachers College, Columbia University Antero Garcia, Colorado State University Writing Project Ben Kirshner, University of Colorado, Boulder Ellen Middaugh, Civic Engagement Research Group Nicole Mirra, UCLA Writing Project Paul Oh, National Writing Project Resources Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom #connectedlearning #wherewelearn View a full archive from ConnectedLearning.TV here.

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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 I do it? What Edcamps are coming up? How can I attend one? Guests for this webinar were: Jeff Bradbury, Edcamp New Jersey Dan Callahan, Edcamp Foundation Marlena Hebern, Edcamp Yosemite Kaye Henrickson, Edcamp Mad-Wi Allison Hogan, Edcamp Duvall Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Edcamp SF Bay Kristen Swanson, Edcamp Foundation Resources Edcamp Foundation Edcamp Wiki #edcamp

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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. Guests for this webinar were: Isabel Bartholomew, Judge Memorial High School, Utah Janelle Bence, North Star of Texas Writing Project Amani Bey, Science Leadership Academy, Pennsylvania Madison Olson, New Tech High @ Coppell, Texas Meenoo Rami, Philadelphia Writing Project Chris Sloan, Wasatch Range Writing Project Matt Williams, KQED Resources KQED Do Now KQED Tutorials KQED Tutorial - Timetoast Games Changers Timeline - Isabel's Politics of the Olympics Timeline KQED Tutorial - Popcorn Thrive: Five Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching Social Degrees - Amani's Popcorn Do Now - "How Can Women Continue the Fight for Gender... 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 to encourage creativity and inspire meaningful, authentic engagement with academic content. In addition to the educator guests below, we were honored to be joined by several of Meenoo's students from Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia: Wynn, Briana, and Reggie. Guests for this webinar were: Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project Antero Garcia, Colorado State University Writing Project Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, Colorado State University Writing Project Meenoo Rami, Philadelphia Writing Project Craig Watkins, Connected Learning Research Network RESOURCES Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom #connectedlearning #wherewelearn

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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 Knutson, Senior Editor at Common Sense Media; and a group of educators who've used Thimble as a teaching and learning tool with youth and adults are featured here as they discuss the award and the affordances of this innovative, web-based authoring experience. Guests for this webinar were: Jeffrey Knutson, Senior Editor at Common Sense Media Chris Lawrence, Senior Director of the Webmaker Community Team Paul Oh, Senior Program Associate with the National Writing Project Kim Wilkens, Founder of Tech-Girls

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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 which open networks help teachers share resources and develop innovative practices. Guests for this webinar were: Janelle Bence, North Star of Texas Writing Project Antero Garcia, Colorado State University Writing Project Bud Hunt, Colorado State University Writing Project Justin Reich, HarvardX Resources Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom #connectedlearning #wherewelearn

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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 inspiring history. This discussion is meant to help teachers and students to consider the relationship between the political context in which their commitment took place, the stories and motivations of those who became freedom movement activists, and implications for today. This webinar was offered through a collaboration with the Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age initiative. Guests for this webinar were: Chude Allen, Activist and Civil Rights Movement Veteran Stephanie Carrillo, Facing History and Ourselves Los Angeles Kathy Emery, San Francisco State University Mary Hendra, Facing History and Ourselves Jennifer Jones-Clark, Facing History 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 heard. Guests for this webinar were: Christina Cantrill, National Writing Project Antero Garcia, Colorado State University Writing Project Clifford Lee, Bay Area Writing Project Nicole Mirra, UCLA Writing Project Kylie Peppler, University of Indiana, Bloomington Jason Sellers, Bay Area Writing Project Resources Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom Connected Learning Resources for Educators #connectedlearning #wherewelearn

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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, Northern California Writing Project David Cole, NEXMAP Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Kim Douillard, San Diego Area Writing Project Peter Kittle, Northern California Writing Project Mia Zamora, Kean University Writing Project Resources Hack the Notebook and Illuminate Your Thinking Webinar Archive @sfnexmap Jie Qi's Work Natalie Freed Prototype, Telescrapbooking 21st Century Notebooking G+ Community NEXMAP 21st Century Notebooking Resources

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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 a foundation for literacy by having students read a wide and deep range of high-quality, challenging literary and informational texts for any subject area. In this webinar, learn about Subtext and how it can help students meet Common Core Standards. Originally Aired: March 17, 2014. Educator Innovator was proud to co-host this #appyhour webinar with Common Sense Media's Graphite platform.

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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 colleagues have shared at NWP's Digital Is—an Educator Innovator partner—the editors have curated examples of practice into a collection that is unique in its focus on in-school examples of connected learning. In this Educator Innovator webinar, we hear from the editors and consider the implications for teaching and learning, in school and out. If you are interested in learning more about this publication, join us for a related NWP Radio show on April 10 at 4:00pm PDT/7:00pm EDT, featuring eBook editor Bud Hunt of the Colorado State University Writing Project. We will also be hosting... 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: Doug Belshaw, Mozilla Foundation Marc Lesser, MOUSE Ian O'Byrne, University of New Haven Paul Oh, National Writing Project Chad Sansing, Central Virginia Writing Project Resources Webinar group notes Webmaker Web Literacy Map Web Literacy Map Background Marc Lesser Web Literacy Spreadsheet Doug Belshaw Website #TeachtheWeb Doug Belshaw's Thesis Steve Jobs' Vision of the World video Doug Belshaw, Ambiguity Mozilla Appmaker ConnectedLearning.TV Connected Learning FAQs Mozilla Open Badges Learning Futures: Education, Technology, and Social Change The Badge Alliance Doug Belshaw, Ignite Talk from 2012 DML Live Chat Archive Click here to view and download a PDF version of... 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 use writing to specifically deepen students' experience with historical events, contemporary issues and personal narratives. Educators shared the impact and process of this deep writing and thinking, as well as resources available (free) from Facing History and Ourselves to help students with this process. Live Chat Archive [Feb 10 2014, 4:19 PM] poh: if you have questions for the guests, please feel free to ask here and I'll pose them for you [Feb 10 2014, 4:21 PM] poh: Here's a Facing History resource on silent conversation: http://www.facing.org/resources/strategies/big-paper-building-silent-con [Feb 10 2014, 4:21 PM] poh: And here's... 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. Live Chat Archive [Jan 8 2014, 1:01 AM] edinnovator: We've started! [Jan 8 2014, 1:02 AM] edinnovator: you might need to refresh your screen in order to get the webinar video to start up correctly [Jan 8 2014, 1:03 AM] edinnovator: Welcome viewers [Jan 8 2014, 1:03 AM] edinnovator: As always, please let me know if you have questions and I'll pass them on to the group online [Jan 8 2014, 1:35 AM] jeannev: I really like the idea of assessing day to day assessing what the students' think the nature of the problem is...... 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 to write about in their game design work. In this webinar, part of the National Writing Project’s partnership with the Hour of Code, we’ll hear teachers reflections about having students code video games and also how writing supports student learning in Scalable Game Design. Live Chat Archive [Dec 12 2013, 11:59 PM] edinnovator: Hi all ... starting in just a minute! [Dec 13 2013, 12:07 AM] edinnovator: The webinar is underway! If you don't see it, refresh your page. [Dec 13 2013, 12:07 AM] edinnovator: Then hit the play button. [Dec 13 2013, 12:11 AM] edinnovator: Here's a link to a Scalable... 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 to learn how you can work with circuits, writing, and your creative impulse to turn the writer's notebook into a repository of STEM-powered storytelling. Interested in learning more about this work and its approach and materials in advance of the webinar? See the I/O notebooking page and Jie Qi's recently announced crowd-funding project, Circuit Stickers. Check out the video and take a look the circuit stickers she and her research partner, Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, are producing.  Live Chat Archive [Dec 5 2013, 11:42 PM] edinnovator: Hi! The webinar will be starting in less than 20 minutes. [Dec... 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 exciting ways while increasing student choice in the classroom. They discuss how they enable students to be more self-directed and have greater autonomy in what and how they are learning, and also how their work enables educators to focus their instruction on the important skills and practices of their disciplines.

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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 educational standards. This webinar will provide insight into how we hope to make this a tremendous resource. Guests include Megan Leppla of DIY.org; Jim Chandler of Auburn Land Lab; Joe Dillon of the Denver Writing Project; and Paul Oh of the National Writing Project. Live Chat Archive [Nov 6 2013, 12:02 AM] edinnovator: getting ready to start! [Nov 6 2013, 12:04 AM] edinnovator: ok, we're live! [Nov 6 2013, 12:05 AM] edinnovator: if you're not seeing the webinar, you should refresh your page [Nov 6 2013, 12:05 AM] edinnovator: welcome everyone! [Nov 6 2013, 12:05... 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. Learn how you can become part of the supremely supportive #teachtheweb community. Live Chat Archive [Oct 15 2013, 3:59 PM] edinnovator: Getting ready to start in just a minute! [Oct 15 2013, 4:02 PM] edinnovator: We've launched! [Oct 15 2013, 4:03 PM] edinnovator: If you're not seeing the video, hit play and make sure you refresh the page. [Oct 15 2013, 4:03 PM] edinnovator: BTW, this is Paul Oh chatting as EdInnovator. [Oct 15 2013, 4:05 PM] edinnovator: #ce13 is the hashtag for Connected Educator Month [Oct 15 2013, 4:06 PM] edinnovator: I will definitely... 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 the best tech creation tools and how you can use them. Innovators Andrea Zellner and Joe Dillon also feature the following tools: Pixton, Animoto, Minecraft, Hackasaurus, Prezi, and Voicethread. Live Chat Archive [Aug 20 2013, 4:46 PM] Paul Oh: Hi all! [Aug 20 2013, 4:46 PM] Paul Oh: The webinar will start in just a few minutes. [Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] CommonSenseEdu: Hello to our attendees! [Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] tengrrl: howdy [Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] Paul Oh: hi everyone! [Aug 20 2013, 5:03 PM] AndreaZellner: hello :) [Aug 20 2013, 5:03... 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 adds value to learning and how you can get your students involved. Guests include Janelle Q. Bence, Chris Sloan, and host, Matt Williams. Live Chat Archive [Aug 8 2013, 4:58 PM] csloan: Howdy [Aug 8 2013, 4:59 PM] ElyseEA: Hi everyone - Chris, great to 'see' you [Aug 8 2013, 4:59 PM] Paul Oh: Hi everyone! [Aug 8 2013, 4:59 PM] Janelle Quintans Bence: Hi, everyone!! [Aug 8 2013, 5:02 PM] ElyseEA: Great project - yay for Chris and Janelle. [Aug 8 2013, 5:03 PM] csloan: And thanks for all you do Elyse and NWP!... 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 innovative classroom ideas. Antero Garcia shares what happened when he introduced the Black Cloud environmental game to high school students in Los Angeles. These teachers exemplify the innovator educator spirit that Boss describes. They are networked learners who aren't afraid to take risks and think differently about teaching and learning. Live Chat Archive [Jul 31 2013, 5:45 PM] chadsansing: AdaFruit & Sparkfun are my go-to physical computing suppliers - [Jul 31 2013, 5:45 PM] tengrrl: @ElyseEA I'm wondering if the solution is to find ways to let them do thinking and doing that focuses on... 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 a collaborative conversation featuring the author of Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Genres and Media and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, Troy Hicks. Troy talked with colleagues from other National Writing Project sites and discussed the role of craft in supporting the teaching of digital writing: Melissa Wilson, Columbus Area Writing Project (Ohio) Jenn Wolfe, Cal State Northridge Writing Project (California) Paul Oh, National Writing Project Jenn Cook, Rhode Island Writing Project (Rhode Island) Please note: We were unable to get an archive of the live chat. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 is not only powerful, but teachable. Her book aims to take the mystery out of the innovation process by helping us learn from the strategies behind breakthrough ideas. Her research includes interviews with teachers who are taking innovation seriously, including several NWP participants. (In part 2, scheduled for July 31, we'll hear from some of these innovative educators.) Her first tip for teaching innovation: Make sure teachers have opportunities to be innovators themselves. Live Chat Archive [Jul 10 2013, 4:55 PM] poh: Hi everyone! [Jul 10 2013, 4:55 PM] poh: Excited to hear Suzie and... Read More