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

April 22, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
By Educator Innovator

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

The realtime chat took place on Livestream ( and Twitter (#connectedlearning) on Tuesday, Apr. 22, from 10-11am PT (1-2pm ET). We explore how teachers could help prepare students for success not only in college and career settings, but in 21st-century civic life as well.

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Colorado State University. From 2010-2011, he was a U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, providing teacher input and feedback on national education policy initiatives.
  • Ben Kirshner is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also a Network Advisor for the Connected Learning Research Network.
  • Danielle Filipiak is a doctoral student in English Education at Teachers College-Columbia University with a decade of teaching experience.
  • Ellen Middaugh is Research Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Project at the Youth & Participatory Politics Research Network.
  • Nicole Mirra is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UCLA Graduate School of Education (GSEIS). She is the coordinator of the Council of Youth Research, which mentors Los Angeles public high school students to become researchers of their own schools and communities in pursuit of educational justice.
  • Paul Oh is a Senior Program Associate at the National Writing Project working on a number of digital literacy initiatives, such as Digital IS and Educator Innovator.

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