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NWP Helps Launch New Alliance to Push for Connected Learning

Publication: The Connected Learning Alliance
Date: April 30, 2014

Summary: The Connected Learning Alliance, of which NWP and Educator Innovator are members, officially launched on April 30 with a 30-day podcast and artwork campaign bringing attention to "relevance" as the 4th "R" in learning, along with reading, writing, and arithmetic.

 

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Today the Connected Learning Alliance, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, launches and kicks off a 30-day "make learning relevant" campaign.

The campaign, focused on a learner-centered approach to education, comes at a time of widespread agreement that education needs a dramatic upgrade. The campaign features interviews with thought leaders, leading practitioners and college-bound youth who have experienced the benefits of connected learning firsthand.

The Connected Learning Alliance involves more than three dozen organizations and programs, including the Mozilla Foundation, MIT Media Lab, National Writing Project and YOUmedia. It is expected to grow to include many other organizations in the weeks and months ahead."

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