Learning Pathways: Creating Opportunities for Deeper Student Engagement In and Out of School

June 09, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
By Connected Learning Alliance

What are some ways to engage young people in summer programs to give them an authentic learning experience?

On Tuesday, June 9 from 11:00am-noon PT (2:00pm-3:00pm ET), host Margaret Black conversed with representatives from Dallas City of Learning partner organizations – Evan Cleveland from Big Thought, Rosaura Cruz-Webb and Elizabeth Berkman from Junior Players, and Jason Treadway from the Frontiers of Flight Museum. They discussed their programs and events for youth in Dallas and took up the question of how to create learning pathways across disciplines, both in and out of school.

This webinar was part of a June 2015 series titled Spotlight on Cities of Learning, in which COL cities described their work to engage youth over the summer.

Cities of Learning is a national effort to remake learning into an exciting enterprise that prepares all young people for the world they live in today and will work in tomorrow by bringing together all of a city’s resources. Cities of Learning offers a variety of free and affordable in-person and online learning opportunities where young people can earn digital badges to showcase their learning achievements.

Check out all the details at http://bit.ly/CitiesOfLearning

From this Series:

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #connectedlearning and #CitiesLearn.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Margaret Black (host) – Director of Business Operations, Big Thought
  • Evan Cleveland – Program Specialist, Big Thought
  • Elizabeth Berkman  – Program Manager, Junior Players
  • Jason Treadway  – Director of Education, Frontiers of Flight Museum

Resources for this webinar:

  • Cities of Learning -Cities of Learning is a national effort to remake learning into an exciting enterprise that prepares all young people for the world they live in today and will work in tomorrow by bringing together all of a city’s resources. Cities of Learning offer a variety of free and affordable in-person and online learning opportunities where young people can earn digital badges to showcase their learning achievements.
  • Dallas City of Learning – Powered by Big Thought and the Dallas Mayor’s Office, Dallas City of Learning is a public-private citywide initiative bringing together museums, libraries, parks, rec centers and other community organizations, as well as schools, city agencies and businesses; all working together to help young people connect what they learn in and out of school to what they want to do in life.
  • Big Thought – For more than 25 years, Big Thought has worked to innovate education in Dallas by providing youth with access to creative learning programs to help them imagine possibilities, excel academically and contribute to their community. Through its partnerships, Big Thought serves more than 100,000 Dallas children, families and teachers each year, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Junior Players – Since 1955, Junior Players has provided unique arts education programming to the youth of Dallas. The organization’s mission is to encourage intellectual growth, mental well being and the development of life skills in the youth of North Texas through mentoring, creative expression, and participation in dramatic and arts activities.
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum – Located just north of downtown Dallas, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility and provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation. From early flight to modern space exploration, the Museum offers an exceptional learning environment for students of all ages.

Photo/Dallas City of Learning

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