Connected Learning Alliance https://clalliance.org Make Learning Relevant Fri, 18 Feb 2022 20:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Report Reviews Impact of Asset and Action-Based Approaches to Civic Learning for Minoritized Youth https://clalliance.org/blog/new-report-reviews-impact-of-asset-and-action-based-approaches-to-civic-learning-for-minoritized-youth/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:00:25 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943362 In their 2018 report, Let’s Go There, Cathy Cohen, Joseph Kahne and Jessica Marshall argue for the importance of “Lived Civics,” an approach to civic education that is centered on “attention to race, identity, and the lived experience of youth.” They review research evidence that youth of color are less likely to have civic learning... Read more »

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Announcing the Call for Proposals for Connected Learning Summit 2022 https://clalliance.org/blog/announcing-the-call-for-proposals-for-connected-learning-summit-2022/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 19:46:26 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943278 Call for proposals now open for the fifth annual Connected Learning Summit, which will run entirely online from July 27 to July 29. Call for Proposals opens: January 3, 2022 Deadline for submissions: March 27, 2022 Notifications: May 2022 We invite submissions of Research Papers and Showcases that focus on digital technologies for learning, educational... Read more »

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Saying Farewell to the Connected Learning Community https://clalliance.org/blog/saying-farewell-to-the-connected-learning-community/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:42:45 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943256 It is with mixed emotions that I announce I am leaving my position as Head of Communications for the Connected Learning Lab (CLL). I have been involved with the connected learning community for nearly eight years and I feel incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to grow within such a wonderful community of... Read more »

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Connected Learning: Mimicking Nature? https://clalliance.org/blog/connected-learning-mimicking-nature/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 18:04:27 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943234 The natural world is full of connections and interactions. Some are obvious, others are not so obvious. Still, relationships between various elements contribute to the way that a natural system functions. Exploring these relationships can provide insights and further support the importance of connections in a learning system. This picture-perfect fall day has challenged me to consider... Read more »

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How Mister Rogers Connected the Neighborhood https://clalliance.org/blog/how-mister-rogers-connected-the-neighborhood/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 18:22:44 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943220 You’d be forgiven for wondering, as an adult, why Mister Rogers carries a spoon. There’s nothing noteworthy about a spoon. It’s just…a spoon. An everyday tool that doesn’t demand our attention — or the airtime that Fred Rogers, in this episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, seems to insist on giving it. And it’s not just... Read more »

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HX: Centering Youth, Equity, and Human Experience in a Digitally Networked World https://clalliance.org/blog/hx-centering-youth-equity-and-human-experience-in-a-digitally-networked-world/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:07 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943192 We are researchers of youth digital media practices who have worked together for over a decade to support youth in fostering positive forms of technology engagement. More recently, we have reconnected around these shared concerns at a pivotal moment of soul searching catalyzed by a global pandemic and a critical racial reckoning. We share a... Read more »

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Agents of Influence: How to Make Fighting Fake News Fun https://clalliance.org/blog/agents-of-influence-how-to-make-fighting-fake-news-fun/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:00:48 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943054 It’s no secret that the world has endured many hardships over the past few years. One of the most prevalent, of course, is the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus forced us all into our homes as we wondered what was going to happen next. We checked the internet constantly, trying to figure out what we should... Read more »

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The Promise of Schools as Digital Citizenship Hubs https://clalliance.org/blog/the-promise-of-schools-as-digital-citizenship-hubs/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:58:23 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89943037 A 2018 study of student digital literacy skills found that only 2% of eighth grade students in the U.S. scored at the highest level of computer and information literacy. Education experts were quick to point out that this should not be considered a failing of individual teachers or students. Indeed, students’ digital skills varied based... Read more »

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The Good Things You Didn’t Hear About: MESA Students, Teachers, and Researchers Reflect on Their Positive Connected Experiences During the Pandemic https://clalliance.org/blog/the-good-things-you-didnt-hear-about-mesa-students-teachers-and-researchers-reflect-on-their-positive-connected-experiences-during-the-pandemic/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 12:00:23 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89942930 My [MESA] teacher is really helpful. He is like, I understand you’re in the pandemic, you know, you can turn in stuff late because I know stuff happens in life…he is really helpful in COVID… Kenny, male student, 16 I tried to do office hours, classroom-like hours, and I met with them [students] and I’m... Read more »

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Relationship Building in Career Equity Youth Work https://clalliance.org/blog/relationship-building-in-career-equity-youth-work/ Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:53:15 +0000 https://clalliance.org/?p=89942817 For youth serving professionals in community based organizations–also known as youth workers–building relationships with young people is an unremarkable, yet foundational element of the trade. This blog entry is based upon our ongoing partnerships with the Equitable Futures Innovation Network, Digital Nest, New Door Ventures and the Bresee Foundation–a youth participatory action research collaboration focused... Read more »

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