This is a special episode of TTT, edited from a recording of a session at the National Writing Project's Annual Meeting in Boston on November 21, 2013. In addition to the presenters, listed below, we are joined by Johanna's amazing students and the thoughtful participants in this session.
Here's how we described this session:
B7: Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age
1:30pm - 3:00pm Hynes, Level 1, 104
How do we help youth understand the potential for writing to have impact, leveraging authentic purposes and today’s online platforms? How do we prepare youth to be informed, engaged civic actors—community ready, in other words—and not simply college and career ready? The National Writing Project is partnering with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College to undertake a district-wide effort called, "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age." Join Paul Allison of the New York City Writing Project, and Jo Paraiso and Young Whan Choi of the OUSD, as they discuss—in person and virtually—a working partnership that leverages the Youth Voices platform as a means to support civic engagement in schools.
Presenter(s): Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project Paul Oh, National Writing Project Johanna Paraiso, Oakland Unified School District Young Whan Choi, Oakland Unified School District
On March 29, 2013 Paul Oh blogged in dComposing
What’s significant to me about the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age effort, beyond its mission of youth civic engagement, is that OUSD teachers have taken on a great deal of the leadership – so there’s a grassroots, locally informed relevance to the work- and that it joins together in-school and out-of-school educational opportunities. Youth have gotten to work with nearby partners like KQED http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/ and far-flung partners like Youth Voices http://youthvoices.net. Ultimately, the hope is that all HS youth before they graduate will be able to engage in a capstone project that demonstrates the skill of issue analysis, the ability to take action, and a reflective stance. As one of my EDDA colleagues from OUSD, Young-Whan Choi, has said, we want our youth to come away from this educational opportunity – and their entire school career – not just college and career ready, but community ready. http://dcomposing.com/2013/03/29/educating-for-democracy-in-the-digital-age/
We are planning a follow-up TTT webcast with Young Whan Choi, Paul Oh, and teachers involved in "Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age" at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Please plan to join us at EdTechTalk/ttt http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
On this episode of TTT, we invite you to meet other teachers who have been using Youth Voices this fall to connect their students.
We shared our plans... dreams... ideas... worries... as we moved into the fall semester.
We hope you enjoy this informal "meet and greet" -- out of which we hope many new connections might grow.
We will be meeting to talk about Youth Voices and how it is (or isn't) fitting into our curriculum often as 2014 kicks off! We gather at EdTechTallk http://edtechtalk.com/ttt each Wednesday at 9PM Eastern /6PM Pacific.
Please plan to join us when you can.
It has been exciting to see the posts and the comments flying into Youth Voices again this fall!
All that is needed is an hour on Wednesday evening, earbuds, and a Google+ account that you can Hangout on.
Come join us for a conversation that could make all the difference for your students!
Here's who joined us on this episode of TTT:
Sheri Edwards Johanna Paraiso Andrew Wyndham Tricia Clarke Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs Valerie Burton
Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast, and to find a couple of links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.
Here are some of the questions we've been asking recently:
What if students were encouraged to create projects for each other? What's the difference between writing a "Discussion Post" and creating a "Wiki" page on a social network like Youth Voices? How might we consider connecting students more often in spaces like Skype or Hangouts? What would it take to build a "Youth Voices Live" space for young people? How can we engage students in deeper, meaning making in their conversations with each other?
Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast, and to find many links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.
This episode of TTT, recorded on September 11, 2013, is a conversation with teachers in the Michigan State Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program http://edutech.msu.edu/programs/masters/.
The MSU MAET program is offered in three different formats: a hybrid summer cohort on campus in Michigan, fully online, and overseas (this past summer the program was in Galway, Ireland.) On this episode of TTT, teachers from these different cohorts discuss what they learned this summer and how that's impacting their school year ahead.
Chris Sloan hosts these teachers for an informal conversation about their experiences in Galway, Ireland this summer and their plans for this fall: Marcie Lewis, Blair Winters, Jeffrey Fisher, Annie Kim, Ray Stuckey, and Bob Larocque.
Enjoy this conversation with some dynamic teachers who are wisely incorporating technology into their teaching.
Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast.
Freire's - how to have liberation without trust.. esp the story behind Leo and Patrick: Did we trust a homeless black man could code? Did we trust a young white tech entrepreneur wasn't just wanting to look good in his offer?