Pittsburgh, PA: The Labs @ CLP

10 Connected Learning Lesson Plans from the Remake Learning Network

Ten members of Remake Learning, a network of innovative educators and organizations in Pittsburgh, have created a collection of lesson plans at Educator Innovator’s The Current capturing their original and engaging connected learning work.

For me, one of the greatest joys of teaching is the chance to learn from other educators: the opportunity to peek under the hood at all the moving parts behind a dynamite lesson plan, a thriving classroom, an effective teacher. Read the rest »

Nashville, TN: Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more.

It began with a simple library lending program.

When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. Read the rest »

Nashville, TN: Nashville Public Library Foundation

Implementing Connected Learning and Twenty-First-Century Skill Development in Programming

Professional development training at Studio NPL at the Nashville Public Library focuses on the planning and designing of programs that are centered around connected learning, and the YALSA Future of Library Services for and with Teens report.

“If staff are excited about the evolution of teen services in libraries, then there are more opportunities to think differently about what programming can look like in twenty-first-century libraries.  Read the rest »