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Powerful Learning for Change: Case Studies in Connected Learning

Powerful Learning for Change

This collection features a selection of case studies which illustrate how Connected Learning can be used, not only as an educational approach, but as a catalyst for social change. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to pave the way for more customized, student-centered learning. It is characterized by learning that is social, participatory, interest-driven, and relevant to the opportunities of our time.  


These cases spotlight communities of learners and educators developing unique programs that can expand educational experiences beyond the four walls of the classroom. From community service programs connecting passionate students and industry representatives, to Kickstarter campaigns teaming up architects and middle schoolers looking to make a difference in their neighborhoods, the cases in this collection illustrate how interest-based learning can be the basis for change at local and national levels.


These case studies, which showcase the work of both schools and community organizations/collaborations, were originally featured on Connected Learning TV with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Connected Learning TV now airs on the National Writing Project's Educator Innovator


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on Apr 27 2016

Resources in this collection

Hive Fashion: Translating Interest Into Career Opportunity
Lowline Project: Transforming Urban Space and Learning
Studio H: Using Design to Cultivate Personal Skills and Serve the Community
Boss Level at Quest to Learn: Connected Learning in a Public School
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts: A Case for Teaching the Whole Child