Digital Media & Learning

MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. Read our strategy

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At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: We need to teach teens Internet literacy -- the mechanics, the culture, and citizenship on the web.

At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: When youth see intersection of social interests and academics, connected learning opportunities are created.

At #SMWTeens, danah boyd (@zephoria): We're so obsessed with making kids exceptional. Why not focus on just helping them be happy?

At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: The @YOUmediaChicago space is place where teens can use tech, learn skills with mentors that cross interests.

At #SMWTeens, danah boyd (@zephoria): Social media allows teens to make mistakes they learn from, test their social environment.

At #SMWTeens, danah boyd (@zephoria): We spent last 30 years restricting teens access to public spaces. Technology is a relief valve.

Free #Chicago event Monday: danah boyd (@zephoria) and @samueledyson talk networked teens & social media #SMWTeens

danah boyd (@zephoria) and @samueledyson talk networked teens & social media. Free #Chicago event Sept. 22: #SMWTeens

danah boyd (@zephoria) and @samueledyson talk networked teens & social media. Free #Chicago event Sept. 22: #SMWTeens


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Nov. 14 webinar: Student Agency, Voice & the Maker Movement
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Nov. & Dec. webinar series: A "Connected" Mindset
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Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
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Jennifer Humke

Program Officer
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Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer
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Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
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Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator