Learning through Play & Design: Personal Stories of Connected Learning
This collection of six personal stories, each originally published by Connected Learning TV, documents the different ways that educators are utilizing aspects of play and design in their curriculums. Their hands-on approach to learning allows students to physically manifest their ideas by constructing, designing, and executing a plan to create something new, either on their own or as a collaboration.
These stories spotlight a range of different approaches to learning through play—from educators leading furniture design workshops for kids at the intersection of art and science to facilitators of Makerspaces where the debugging or tinkering required to overcome initial failure is the first step towards true learning. Each personal story delves into the creative ways that connected learning educators are utilizing play as a mechanism for growth.