Do devices arriving in the Fall have you feeling a little unprepared? Do you find yourself excited about the prospects of teaching in a connected classroom, and yet also unsure where to start? Have you dabbled with connected learning in the past and are looking for a group of like-minded folks to push your thinking?
If you answered, “Yes,” or even, “Maybe,” to the questions above, you’re going to want to join the SVVSD ITC’s book study of Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom.
The book offers an introduction to the principles of Connected Learning as well as real-world classroom examples from classroom teachers across the country who share their stories of leveraging connected classrooms to increase their students’ abilities to create and connect in the world at large.
What: An informal study of Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom.
When: The group will hold meetings twice each week on Tuesday at 3:30 PM and Thursday at 8:30:30 PM beginning June 3, taking a recess throughout July and then continuing in August with a concluding meeting the week of August 18:30. Participants are welcome to join either or both weekly calls. (All times MST.)
Where: The meetings will take place in Adobe Connect in this classroom (https://connect.svvsd.org/connectedlearning/). The book can be downloaded as a free PDF here or for $.99 from the Amazon Kindle Store here.
Why: As our classrooms become places of greater and greater connectivity, it is incumbent upon us as teachers to consider the best ways to leverage that connectivity to help students learn and impact the world in which they live.
Connected Learning Principles:
- academically, oriented,
- openly networked,
- and driven by shared purpose.
|Content||Discussion Dates and Times|
|Foreword & Introduction||6/3 @ 3:30PM or 6/5 @ 8:30PM|
|Chapter 1 – Interest-Driven Learning||6/10 @ 3 PM or 6/12 @ 8:30 PM|
|Chapter 2 – Peer-Supported Learning||6/17 @ 3:30PM or 6/19 @ 8:30 PM|
|Chapter 3 – Academically-Oriented Teaching||6/24 @ 3:30PM or 6/26 @ 8:30 PM|
|Chapter 4 – Production-Centered Classrooms||8/5 @ 3:30PM or 8/7 @ 8:30PM|
|Chapter 5 – Openly Networked||8/12 @ 3:30PM or 8/14 @ 8:30PM|
|Chapter 6 – Shared Purpose & Conclusion||8/19 @ 3:30PM or 8/21 @ 8:30PM|