Connected Learning Teacher Inquiry

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom

Digital Media + Learning Research Hub Report Series

“Typically publications about or for teachers highlight ‘best practices.’ The buzzword-driven form of highlighting a superior approach, to me, ignores the cultural contexts in which teacher practices are developed. The best practice for my classroom is going to be different from a classroom anywhere else and from my classroom a year down the road; context drives practice.”
—Antero Garcia, Stanford University

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a collection published by the Connected Learning Alliance, was edited by a group of National Writing Project educators and takes examples of practice that teachers have shared online—at the NWP Digital Is website—and curates them into a larger collection. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning woven throughout classroom work and practices.

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“[This collection] is not a how-to guide or a set of discrete tools, but a journey to rethink, iterate, and assess how we can make education more relevant to today’s youth. The chapters in this volume represent a bold reenvisioning of what education can look like, as well as illustrates what it means to open the doors to youth culture and the promise that this work holds.”
—Kylie Peppler, University of California Irvine

This book features pieces written by National Writing Project educators and colleagues from across the U.S.