The Current at Educator Innovator, our redesigned open publishing platform, is now live and ready for your contributions! The Current gives educators a space to create and share resources and reflections about their practice and experience with Connected Learning and teaching.
Formerly known as Digital Is, The Current is a user-generated publication of Educator Innovator, powered by the National Writing Project. It continues to highlight educator-created stories, inquiries, and resources related to reimagining teaching and learning today. Originally created in 2009 through the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative, the website was meant to fill a critical gap between the lesson plans and how-to teaching guides posted online and the key questions and subtle practices that actually propel the work that teachers do every day. Surfacing the deep questions that drive teaching—including design-thinking, assessment considerations, and ways of personalizing learning within collaborative spaces—Digital Is was able to support educators in sharing the backstory of teaching, shining a spotlight on the “why” while raising critical questions for practice as well as the larger field.
We hope you enjoy the redesigned space and invite you to join the community!