June 04 2018
The Digital Civics Toolkit: 5 Resource Modules for Educators
The Digital Civics Toolkit organizes resources for engaging youth in the civic potential of digital life.
May 25 2018
Engaging Community, History, and Civic Dialogue in Charlottesville
Charlottesville students dig into the stories, told and untold, that make up their community's history, and prepare to engage as...
May 15 2018
YOUmedia Spotlight: Kansas City Digital Media Lab
The YOUmedia Learning Lab in Kansas City gives teens space, time, and support to “hang out, mess around, and geek...
October 31 2017
Writing Our Civic Futures (November): Reimagining Civic Participation
Last month we kicked off Writing Our Civic Futures, a collaboration of the National Writing Project and Marginal Syllabus that...
October 18 2017
KQED Youth Media Challenge: How Are You Stepping Up?
KQED and the Bay Area Video Coalition's Youth Media Challenge asks teens to create video, audio, or writing sharing how...
October 09 2017
5 Secrets to Creating an Innovative After-school Program
Connected learning scholar Mimi Ito explores lessons learned from a successful long-distance collaboration to create innovative STEM learning experiences for...
August 07 2017
From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching: A Necessary Step Forward
Nicole Mirra begins a framework of connected teaching, a set of moves and practices that can help teachers understand the...
August 01 2017
Catching up with LRNG Grantees at Riverside, Tar River, and Castle...
Three 2014 LRNG Innovators Challenge grantees share how their work has progressed, relaying both tremendous successes and ongoing challenges.
July 28 2017
Connected Learning All Summer Long with Parent Playlists
Parent Playlists, from LRNG and Educator Innovator, offer activities to engage parents and kids in connected learning, highlighting the ways...
June 13 2017
Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time
A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to...
March 20 2017
Behind the Camera, Students Document Life and Learning
At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.
March 06 2017
Story Project Builds Community Among Diverse Set of Teens
A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
January 24 2017
In Minneapolis, Fostering Black Voices
English teacher Molly Vasich has always been curious about class participation—what prompts it and what discourages it? Teaching upper-level International...
January 13 2017
A Lab That Grows Young Writers
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
June 29 2016
Implementing Connected Learning and Twenty-First-Century Skill Development in Programming
Professional development training at Nashville Public Library, a member of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, focuses on the planning and...
March 19 2016
Dear Next President, Young People Have Something to Say
Through the Letters to the Next President 2.0 project, students and educators embrace digital writing and media-making as chance to...
March 10 2016
LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant Recipients Selected
We're excited to announce the 11 teams of educators who are building the future, today, through our LRNG Innovators Challenge...
December 03 2015
An LRNG Challenge to Educators in 2016: How Will You Join...
New funding opportunities through LRNG will support connected learning by leveraging rich resources in communities and helping young people connect...
November 18 2015
Connecting Colleagues in Cyberspace
Educator innovator Mia Zamora introduces Virtually Connecting, a new connected learning community with a foundational commitment to equity and access.
November 12 2015
Making Way for Makerspaces with Pop Up and Make
The “Pop Up and Make” project in Greenville, North Carolina—supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—is supporting the creation...
October 27 2015
Minecraft for Coding and Afterschool: An Invitation to Educators
Learn about a new set of offerings from Connected Camps geared to the schedules and rhythms of the school year....
October 08 2015
Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG
Today, the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator join partners across the country in announcing Collective Shift, a nonprofit organization...
August 24 2015
LRNG: “Passion Projects” Encourage Creativity, Connected Learning, and STEM Interests
LRNG-funded project in Riverside, CA builds multi-themed, interest-driven learning stations for students to explore, collaborate, and produce.
August 03 2015
For Students in D.C., History Comes Alive for the Year
Real World History—a unique afterschool elective through Inspired Teaching—gives students the chance to explore the past by interning at museums,...