In addition to inspiring keynotes and plenaries, this year’s Connected Learning Summit features interactive workshops and roundtables offered by Connected Learning Alliance partners. Our partners are research labs, nonprofits, and research-practice collaborations leading the way in designing for a more equitable, participatory, learner-centered ecosystem.
All workshops and roundtables will be offered in interactive and engaging formats via video conference, facilitated by faculty and leaders from partner organizations and labs. Space is limited. Sessions include sneak peeks & playtests of products in development, discussions of shared problems of practice, and hands-on learning experiences in innovative and equitable research and development approaches.
Signups for workshops and roundtables open Monday July 11. Don’t miss your chance to engage and learn with fellow leading innovators. Register now! The summit runs July 27-29 as a fully online event in order to welcome attendees worldwide. The event is planned in two separate time zone blocks, keyed to Asia/Australia and US/Europe.
Here’s a rundown of topics and offerings for CLS workshops and roundtables on July 28 and 29. Click here to see the full schedule.
Tapping online digital media, tools, platforms and games to support creative, youth-driven and playful learning
- Keeping the Play in Playtesting: Developing Accessible Online Spaces with Scratch (Workshop) with Francisco Cervantes, Mimi Shaif, Eric Rosenbaum, Jacy Edelman and Mariana Souto from the Scratch Foundation
- Making Faces with Scratch (Workshop), with Celeste Moreno, Ryoko Matsumoto, Steph Muscat from The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium
- FUSE Studios: A Choice and Interest Centered Learning Environment (Workshop), with Reed Stevens, Kay Ramey, and Lizzie Perkins from FUSE Studios at Northwestern
- Effective Pedagogy in Virtual Worlds: Minecraft, Roblox and Beyond (Workshop), with Matthew Kreutter, Alexis Albertie, and Amy Pham from Connected Camps
- Creating A Doll Skirt Or A Basket: Performing Proportional Reasoning And Spatial Visualization (Workshop), with Anna Keune, Daniela Villarreal Bermudez, Kylie Peppler, Maggie Dahn, and Joey Huang from the Creativity Labs at UC Irvine
- Transformative Media Pedagogies (Roundtable), with Sangita Shresthova, Meg Fromm and Paul Mihailidis from the Engagement Lab at Emerson College and Civic Paths at University of Southern California.
- Career Exploration with Roadtrip Nation (Workshop), with Kristen Peelen from Roadtrip Nation
- Creating Animated Projects with OctoPlay: A New App for Creating and Sharing on Mobile Phones (Workshop), with Natalie Rusk, Thais Correia, Cecilé Sadler, and Rupal Jain from Lifelong Kindergarten at the MIT Media Lab
Creating equitable and inclusive spaces for healing and care in games, programs and learning organizations
- Surveillance U: YR Media’s Interactive Investigation, Simulator & Curriculum (Workshop), with Monica Clark, Lissa Soep, and Cliff Lee from YR Media
- Creating Equitable and Inclusive Library Spaces in the Face of Obstacles (Roundtable), with Amanda Wortman, Vera Michalchik, Kimberly Hirsh, Julie Stivers, Juan Rubio, Kymberlee Powe, Sandra Hughes-Hassell, and Linda Braun from the Connected Learning Lab, Mt. Vernon Middle School, Seattle Public Library, Connecticut State Library, Project READY, and LEO
- Ethical Design for Emotionally Heavy Content (Workshop), with Kelli Dunlap from Take This
- What’s Your Grind?: Reframing Digital Well-being With – and For – Youth (Workshop), with Carrie James and Emily Weinstein from Project Zero at Harvard University
- Remixing Stories: Connecting Across Difference (Workshop), with Sangita Shresthova from Civic Paths at University of Southern California.
Engaging youth in research, design, and development
- Engaging Young People As Co-Creators In Education, Design, And Research (Workshop), with Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Dane Stickney, Ben Kirshner, and Beatriz Salazar-Nuñez, the Critical Civic Inquiry Group from University of Colorado, Denver and University of Colorado, Boulder
- PlayForce Toolkit: Designing Gaming Clubs For Good (Workshop), with Shira Ackerman and Arana Shapiro from Games for Change
- What Should Be Included in a 21st Century “Youth Media Bill Of Rights”? (Workshop), with Michael Preston, Rafi Santo, Colin Angevine, Dwight Dunston, and Mary Madden from Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Building equitable partnerships and collaborations between designers, practitioners, developers and researchers
- The Lifecycle of Partnerships in Games for Learning (Roundtable), with Eric Klopfer, Scot Osterweil, Judy Perry, Dan Roy, Bob Coulter, Sarah Ditkoff, Gary Goldberger, and Daniel Wendel from the Scheller Teacher Education Program at MIT
- Collaborating with Creative Teams to Create a Vision (Roundtable), with Shannon Frederick Meneses, Shelly London, Carla Small, and Victoria Prizzia from Learning Games Network, Quandary, EarlyBird Education Inc., and Habitheque
- Partners in Play (Roundtable), with Grace Collins and Julia Griffin from the Mastery School of Hawken
- Design-Based Implementation Research for Connected Learning (Workshop), with Kylie Peppler, June Ahn, and Bill Penuel from University of California, Irvine and University of Colorado, Boulder
- Re-Imagining Partnerships: Theorizing Soil-work through Endarkened Inquiry (Workshop), with Janiece Mackey, Miguel Abad, Elizabeth Mendoza, and Vera Michalchik from The Equitable Futures Innovation Network
Fueling the connected learning movement through networks and ecosystems
- Asset Mapping with Remake Learning (Workshop), with Erin Gatz and Stephanie Lewis from Remake Learning
- Connected Learning: The Essential Mindset to Serve Rural Youth in America (Roundtable), with Katie Davis, Rotem Landesman, Stacey Wedlake, Chris Coward, Mega Subramaniam, Kelly Hoffman, Sonya Harsha, Hillary Huggins, Jae Steinkuhler, and Linda Braun from the ConnectedLib project University of Washington, University of Maryland, Algona Public Library, Central Skagit Library District, Trails Regional Library, and LEO
- We Have to Do Something Different: A New 35-Minute Documentary for Schools on the Journey to More Equitable Teaching (Roundtable), with Justin Reich, Aimee Corrigan, and Sara O’Brien from MIT’s Teaching Systems Lab
- Media Literacy Policy for Formal Education in the Asia Pacific Region (Roundtable), with Tzu-bin Lee, Sun Sun Lim, Michael Dezuanni, and Hyeon-Seon Jeong from National Taiwan Normal University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Queensland University of Technology, and Gyeongin National University of Education