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Small Moves and Radical Acts: Cultivating Understandings of Connected Learning with Future Teachers

Date: May 25, 2017

Summary: We talk with teacher-educators working to leverage the language, the opportunity, and the design principles of Connected Learning to support learning and teaching in a rapidly changing literacy landscape. We discuss the small moves and the radical acts that colleagues all over the country have been working on, with a specific focus on work with future teachers and teacher educators.

 

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Kira Baker-Doyle, teacher-educator and scholar of teacher collaboration and networking:

There is some kind of a ripple effect that these teachers talk about. That it ripples not only to their students and the classroom, but outwards toward other teachers in the building, where there's this recognition of 'something's different here, and I'm interested.' And I think this idea of the impact of a small move became really, really interesting to many of us, is that sometimes it can feel really overwhelming to talk about making changes in one's practice or rethinking one's practice in big ways, but to start small and realize that small starts can actually have a very strong impact."

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