TTT#336 NWP's Connected Learning w/ Joel Malley, Jennifer Woollven, Lacy Manship, Leah Jensen, Evonne Heyning, Anna Smith 2/13

Joel Malley @joelmalley and Jennifer Woollven @mswoollven join us on this episode of TTT, the first of a series of episodes this Spring where we'll be discussing Connected Learning and our OLE (Online Learning Experience) sponsored by the National Writing Project (Anybody can join the OLE. Just email Joel.)

Here's how Joel and Jennifer welcome us on the Connected Learning Inquiry Group site:

Welcome to the Connected Learning Study Group!

We are gathered here to explore the framework of connected learning. We will explore the connected learning framework, seek real world examples of the principles in action and ultimately explore how we might transform our own classrooms to make student learning increasingly connected in a way that best fits our own curriculum and student needs. 

And here's the plan:

Our Schedule

We invite you to join these conversations at the Connected Learning Inquiry Group and here on Teachers Teaching Teachers over the next several weeks.

On this episode of TTT, we are joined by:

Lacy Manship's profile photoJon Barilone's profile photoLeah Jensen's profile photoJoel Malley's profile photoEvonne Heyning's profile photoanna smith's profile photoJennifer Woollven's profile photo

Lacy Manship, Jon Barilone, Leah Jensen, Joel Malley, Evonne Heyning, Anna Smith, Jennifer Woollven

After listening to this first episode in this series on Connected Learning, we hope you will be inspired to join our special guest, Stephen Ritz on TTT#338, this Wednesday, February 27th at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times:

Check him out here, and join our conversation with this connected teacher from the South Bronx on Wednesday!

And stay tuned! We are live every Wednesday at Teachers Teaching Teachers.

After we read and discuss Will Richardson's Book Why School? on the Connected Learning Inquiry Group site, Richardson will be joining us on TTT on March 27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: at .

Enjoy this episode of TTT, and plan to connect with us all Spring!

Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast.

February 13, 2013

20:54Paul Allison: Hi all. we'll start soon.
20:56Paul Allison: Anybody is welcome to join us in the Hangout. Plenty of room tonight.
20:57Paul Allison: If you are a member of this site, great. If not. I think you just have to ask Joel Malley who will be here soon.
20:57JonBarilone: Gotta leave in about 15 minutes, otherwise I'd be in there with you guys, Paul. Thanks for helping put this on!
20:57Joel: Paul, how do I find the Google hangout site?
20:57Christina: Jon, you can go in for 15 minutes ...
20:58Christina: it might be nice for everyone to meet each other!
20:58Joel: I'd like to be one of the cool kids!
20:58karen (@kfasimpaur): Greetings everyone!
20:58karen (@kfasimpaur): The stream looks good.
20:59Christina: Paul, do you want to share the Elbow annotations you did too?
20:59Chris Sloan: link is in the text on the left
20:59Peggy George: Hi everyone!
20:59Christina: I'll send it to him.
20:59karen (@kfasimpaur): oops....I'm seeing last week's show. :)
21:00karen (@kfasimpaur): ok, now we're good!
21:00Christina: yeah! we get to see Jon's face!
21:00Christina: tweeting now :)
21:02Christina: I tweeted it!
21:02Peggy George: eagerly anticipating the conversation!
21:02Christina: I'll grab them ...
21:02karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi, Peggy. Hi, Christina.
21:02karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi, Jim.
21:03unnamedHello...nice setup
21:03Peggy George: Great to see all of you! Hi Karen, Christina, Chris, Paul :-)
21:03Evonne @amoration: I've met Jon, and see a few new faces
21:04JonBarilone: Jon Barilone here. Community Manager for the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub ( and producer of the Connected Learning TV webinar series (
21:04Christina: Here is the interesting Elbow annotations here:!/collection/68ab3c0a-e647-4489-930d-a1e473cc7042/play/f1484498-944c-425f-9c95-1cc9169934c7
21:04Jordan: Hi everyone! Jordan Lusink from the NWP.
21:04Christina: Hi Peggy!
21:04Peggy George: Hi Jon! Welcome!
21:05Christina: Hi everyone!
21:06karen (@kfasimpaur): I really wanted to do this OLE group,...but #spanishmooc and the Media Lab group have me overwhelmed right now. :(
21:06Peggy George: great title! social scholarship :-)
21:10Christina: Lacy has these great drawings/writings behind her!
21:10Peggy George: Hi Lacy! Great to meet you!
21:12JonBarilone: Hi, Anna & Evonne. Nice to see some new friends in here. :)
21:12Peggy George: Love the artwork on the wall for Lacy :-)
21:12Anna (@writerswriting): I thought I would pop in to see faces and hear voices!
21:13JonBarilone: That concept of school as being just one "node" on a network of learning.
21:13karen (@kfasimpaur): Hi, Anna.
21:14Christina: Nice to see you Anna!
21:14unnamed@peggy artwork from "Luke's Museum"
21:14Christina: Great to hear everyone's stories ...
21:14Christina: @lacy excellent!
21:14Peggy George: pretty exciting to be 2 steps ahead and not 2 steps behind!
21:15Peggy George: where are all of you located? both Karen and I are in AZ.
21:17karen (@kfasimpaur): Peggy, do you know Neil Manzenberger?
21:17Christina: the latest as Kevin response to Anna,
21:17Christina: I'm in Philadelphia
21:17karen (@kfasimpaur): ? Digital Is!
21:18JonBarilone: Have to run but definitely looking forward to digesting archive/recording later!
21:18Peggy George: thanks for that link Christina!
21:18Jordan: In Berkeley, CA.
21:18Christina: also an oldie but goodie from Paul re: Youth Voices,
21:18Christina: @karen awww :)
21:19karen (@kfasimpaur): What is connected learning?
21:19Christina: Thanks for coming by jon!
21:19Peggy George: Karen only know Neil online
21:19Christina: Here's the OLE -- you can read but then request to be joined a member:
21:19karen (@kfasimpaur): @peggy I've been chatting w/him about maybe doing something on P2PU
21:20Peggy George: that would be awesome!
21:20karen (@kfasimpaur): Yeah. He seems excited about peer learning, which is exciting to me!
21:21Peggy George: they mentioned P2PU in the #etmooc webinar this week--think it was the digital storytelling session with Alan Levine (cogdog)
21:21karen (@kfasimpaur): Awesome!
21:22Christina: I also think that equity is a big piece of this conversation ... recent article by Reich:
21:23karen (@kfasimpaur): I like the link between connected learning and equity. That's a big idea.
21:23Christina: I think it's a return to Dewey, with digital media and networked environments!
21:24Christina: I also think it's not "personalized learning" ... or in the way that is often used. But then again, this is the bee in my bonnet these days :)
21:24Christina: I agree with Anna ... making and production is a key part.
21:24karen (@kfasimpaur): @christina Interesting. I'd like to hear your thoughts on "personalized learning."
21:25karen (@kfasimpaur): Lately, I'm hearing "personalized learning" to mean student choice and self direction.
21:25Christina: @karen I'm currently worried about it.
21:25karen (@kfasimpaur): That's connected learning, no?
21:25Christina: yes, but very pre-determined. At least the way some of considering it.
21:25karen (@kfasimpaur): It's not the same as differentitaed learning.
21:26karen (@kfasimpaur): That makes sense. All these terms mean different things to different folks, I suppose.
21:26karen (@kfasimpaur): Link to the mobile maker thing she was just mentioning?
21:27Christina: @karen I tink this is a good post about this issue:
21:27Christina: I don't know the maker thing though!
21:27Christina: yse, I am interested in the connection to what early educators know!
21:28Peggy George: that connected learning infographic is so comprehensive!! powerful message :-)
21:28karen (@kfasimpaur): Was that Anna talking about that?
21:28karen (@kfasimpaur): Thx for that link, Christina.
21:30Anna (@writerswriting): @karen, Joel mentioned the infographic. Is there a link I can send you?
21:31Christina: I wrote a bit about that show with Paul ...
21:31karen (@kfasimpaur): Thx. I have the infographic. I was looking for a link to the mobile maker thing.
21:32karen (@kfasimpaur): (kit for schools, etc.)....I'm working on something similar.
21:32Christina: and his student Chappelle. I thought their contributions were incredibly important.
21:32Anna (@writerswriting): Ah. Evonne wrote this:
21:32Anna (@writerswriting): Evonne Heyning 9:27 PM The mobile lab is from a group called ID8, an amazing mix of social entrepreneurs mostly based in San Francisco. The digital interface platform we're designing is @eddefypath for learning any skill at any time. Mobility + connected learning.
21:34karen (@kfasimpaur): Ah, thanks.
21:35Peggy George: what a great story Chris!
21:35Chris Sloan: Ellis can't help but advocating now
21:35Peggy George: for sure :-)
21:36Peggy George: the transparency of the web!
21:37karen (@kfasimpaur): I'm a big (paper) letter writer.
21:38Jordan: Me too Karen!
21:38Jordan: Who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail?
21:38Peggy George: I'm not Karen. My handwriting has gotten really bad! Old age :-(
21:38karen (@kfasimpaur): :)
21:39karen (@kfasimpaur): If anyone is interested, we're starting an online group where students are writing grants to fund community service projects.
21:39Chris Sloan: Yes, we still write letters. It's a powerful medium because it's so underused
21:39karen (@kfasimpaur): Could be connected to civic engagement projects.
21:40karen (@kfasimpaur): This sounds like some of Paul's students' work on Youth Voices too.
21:40Christina: I was thinking that too ... those students should hook up!
21:40karen (@kfasimpaur): yes!
21:42Peggy George: fantastic! always love to hear from Will!
21:43Joel: Walk Out, Walk On?
21:43Christina: It's a great book ...
21:44Joel: If Paul is a birder, then I love him even more...
21:44Joel: Thanks for that link.
21:44Christina: Check out the videos on this site. Really intereting ways to think about change.
21:45Peggy George: there was an earlier hangout about Walk Out Walk On--great conversation
21:45Peggy George: thanks Chris!
21:47Christina: we can follow here:
21:53Christina: go Lacy!
21:53Christina: I think that's going to be a great story to share :)
21:54Joel: What is this Guru/Crocadoc business? Second time I've heard this...
21:54unnamedlink to five weeks of elbow how to
21:54Christina: it's the annotation thing that is so interetsing
21:55karen (@kfasimpaur): Joel, there was a Gooru TTT show a few weeks ago
21:55karen (@kfasimpaur):
21:55karen (@kfasimpaur): Crocdocs = pdf annotation
21:56karen (@kfasimpaur): Gooru = open content search + aggregation. I think Paul is using it mostly to curate content w/students
21:56Christina: Here's what I've been watching Felicia and Paul owrk on:!/collection/68ab3c0a-e647-4489-930d-a1e473cc7042/play/f1484498-944c-425f-9c95-1cc9169934c7
21:56Peggy George: that's not the right quote :-) build it and people may not come...
21:56Christina: All of these are great exammples of Connected Learning!
21:57Christina: Just saying :) ... What great cases to study.
21:58Peggy George: definitely Christina
22:00Christina: yay! student work.
22:00Christina: Christina Puntel has been working on the "descriptive review" process here in philly ...
22:01Christina: ... to further support online/multimedia. I'm trying to get her to share it. Just fyi.
22:01Christina: yes yes yes!!!
22:01Christina: :)
22:02Peggy George: lots of exciting ideas being shared!
22:02Chris Sloan: what's descriptive review process?
22:05Christina: more on the Bill of Rights:
22:05karen (@kfasimpaur): Thanks for the great convo tonight, everyone. See you again soon!
22:05Christina: @chris Pat Carini inspired descriptive review process
22:06Christina: a group of teachers have used it here for years
22:06Peggy George: he descriptive review process asks teacher to look together at pieces of student work, to discuss what they see in the work, and to bring multiple perspectives to an analysis of the work in order to improve the quality of the work designed for students.
22:06Christina: and we used it during the 2009 Digital Is conference if you remember ...
22:06Joel: [email protected]
22:06Christina: Chris took that process and has been developing it further.
22:06Christina: interesting stuff!
22:06Christina: @peggy I'll check that out Peggy.
22:07Peggy George: thanks everyone! great conversation as always!
22:07Christina: Thanks everyone! Thank you Paul!