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    YALSA Launches Teen Read Week Website

    YALSA has launched its 2014 Teen Read Week™ website as part of Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014. With the launching of the site, online community members now have full access to a variety of resources to help them plan their Teen Read Week™ (TRW), which takes place in October. Individuals who are not online community members yet are encouraged to join, for free, to gain full access to resources, perks, and monthly updates. Resources […]

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    YOUmedia Teens Make Their Creative Mark

    By Kelsey Herron When Chancellor Bennett was suspended during his senior year at Jones College Prep in 2011, few would have guessed that just two years later he would be featured in major news publications and headlining Lollapalooza. During the ten-day suspension, Bennett, who is now more commonly known as “Chance the Rapper,” took to Chicago’s YOUmedia space to cut his first mixtape, aptly titled “10 Day.” The tape was an underground hit, which has since […]

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    At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions

    By Maureen Kelleher Rachel Kaplan, a 16-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb, started plotting mysteries almost as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her short stories have won regional awards in Scholastic’s annual art and writing competition. Last week, she became an e-author, published on Scribd and in the iBooks store. Serena Dinh, an 18-year-old college freshman in Albany, N.Y., started playing violin at age 9. A few months ago, she taught herself […]

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    Register Now for Edcamp USDOE

    by Kristen Swanson, Edcamp Founder The Edcamp Foundation team is excited to be partnering with the United States Department of Education for Edcamp USDOE on June 6, 2014. This collaboration was borne out of discussion at the Educon conference in Philadelphia this year related to professional development for teachers, microcredentials, and lifelong learning. The purpose of Edcamp USDOE is to bring together educators and policy makers in open, transparent, authentic conversation. The daylong event will explore a variety of […]

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We are dedicated to the proposition that educators themselves—whether in schools, library, museums, or community organizations—are central to the task of reimagining education in an era of Connected Learning. Educator Innovator gathers educators, partners, and collaborating organizations to support and invest in building this future together.

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Sign Ups Now Open for Making Learning Connected 2014

Educator Innovator is excited to announce that sign-ups are now open for Making Learning Connected 2014. Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. As part of The Summer to Make, Play & Connect and Educator Innovator, #clmooc provides educators of all types with an opportunity to play with new tools, make projects and friends, and share […]

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April Webinar Series Focuses on Newly Published Connected Learning eBook

By Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia We’re very excited to be working with Connected Learning TV to host a series of webinars throughout the month of April that delve more deeply into themes that emerged from the recently published eBook, Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. The webinars will take place each Tuesday in April from 10-11 am PST, beginning April 1, at the Connected Learning TV website and will feature dialogue between teachers, contributors […]

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Teen Receives National Writing Honor

By Brittany Sullivan, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Nathan Cummings, an 18 year old from Mercer Island, WA, wrote his first novel in 5th grade about a race of blue aliens from a faraway star system.  Ever since that first novel, he’s been hooked on writing and it still plays a central role in his life today. Last week, Nathan’s writing earned him a national Portfolio Gold Medal in the 2014 Scholastic Art & […]