Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom

Authors: Antero Garcia, Christina CantrillDanielle Filipi
Publisher: dmlhub
Keywords: classroom, learning, connected, teaching
Number of Pages: 114
Published: 2014-02-01
ISBN-10: 0988725525
ISBN-13: 9780988725522

Book Description:

This volume highlights compelling firsthand counter-narratives from educators engaged in solving an array of challenges in today’s classrooms. It draws together narratives from an inspiring group of educators within the National Writing Project—a collaborative network of instructors dedicated to enhancing student learning and effecting positive change—that contributes to our understanding of what “Digital Is” (DI). DI is a web community for practitioners with high levels of expertise and a deep commitment to engaging today’s youth by fostering connections between their in- and out-of-school digital literacy practices. Furthermore, DI is about sharing experiences that offer visibility into the complexity of the everyday classroom, as well as the intelligence that the teaching profession demands.

The chapters in this volume represent a bold re-envisioning of what education can look like, as well as illustrate what it means to open the doors to youth culture and the promise that this work holds. While there are certainly similarities across these diverse narratives, the key is that they have taken a common set of design principles and applied them to their particular educational context. The examples aren’t your typical approaches to the classroom; these educators are talking about integrating design principles into their living practice derived from cutting-edge research. We know from this research that forging learning opportunities between academic pursuits, youth’s digital interests, and peer culture is not only possible, but positions youth to adapt and thrive under the ever-shifting demands of the twenty-first century. We refer to this approach as the theory and practice of “connected learning,” which offers a set of design principles—further articulated by this group of educators—for how to meet the needs of students seeking coherence across the boundaries of school, out-of-school, and today’s workplace. Taken together, these narratives can be considered “working examples” that serve as models for how educators can leverage connected learning principles in making context-dependent decisions to better support their learners.

Contents

FOREWORD 

Kylie Peppler, Indiana University

INTRODUCTION: TEACHER AGENCY AND CONNECTED LEARNING

Antero Garcia, Colorado State University

CHAPTER ONE: INTEREST-DRIVEN LEARNING

Nicole Mirra, University of California, Los Angeles

CHAPTER TWO: PEER-SUPPORTED LEARNING

Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, Colorado State University

CHAPTER THREE: ACADEMICALLY ORIENTED TEACHING

Antero Garcia, Colorado State University

CHAPTER FOUR: PRODUCTION-CENTERED CLASSROOMS

Clifford Lee, St. Mary’s College of California

CHAPTER FIVE: OPENLY NETWORKED 

Bud Hunt, St. Vrain Valley School District

CHAPTER SIX: SHARED PURPOSE 

Danielle Filipiak, Teachers College

CONCLUSION

Antero Garcia, Colorado State University

AFTERWORD

Christina Cantrill, National Writing Project

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