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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More

"Connected Learning: An Agenda for Social Change"

From The Huffington Post
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More
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Youth Movements for Social Change

A series of papers published by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society provides insight into youth movements for social change and the roles played by youth organizations in shaping young people’s worldviews. Read More
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Born This Way Foundation to Host Interactive Tailgate

The Born Brave Bus Tour will connect youth with local resources in their communities in an effort to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance. Partners include the MacArthur-supported YOUMedia and the Chicago Hive Learning Network. Read More

"Digital Badging for Veterans"

From Inside Higher Ed
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"Arts Groups to Benefit From Grant"

From the Chicago Tribune
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34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network to Engage Kids in Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion

This creative collaboration is set to expand as a result of $2.2 million in new support announced today by MacArthur in partnership with the Burberry Foundation. Read More
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Gaps in Perception about Teens’ Online Behavior

Research released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. Read More
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New Grants Support Innovative Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums

The 12 winners – five museums and seven libraries – will receive a total of $1.2 million to plan and design the labs, where teens will use both digital and traditional media that promote creativity, critical thinking ... Read More

"Show Me Your Badge"

From The New York Times
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From ConnectedLearning.tv

July 15 webinar: Trust Challenges Across Learning Environments
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July 22 webinar: Social-Emotional Literacies & Digital Citizenship
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New Case Study: Photography and Narrative (#PHONAR)
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Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
Portrait of Constance M. Yowell

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
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Jennifer Humke

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Tawa Mitchell

Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
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Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
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Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator