Connected Learning Partnerships
Join our network of connected educators and learners by partnering with teachers and schools in different countries around the world to create Connected Learning Partnerships (CLP).
CLP Program Overview
Our vision is to create opportunities for connections-based learning by establishing partnerships with teachers and schools in other countries around the world. These partnerships provide registered teachers and schools with exclusive access to other partners in the CLP community. The goal is to help teachers and students connect with one another easily, so they can focus their time on working together - not finding each other.
Interested teachers in your school may register by completing the form linked below. Once a teacher from your school has registered, your school is automatically added to the centralized CLP List as a member school. By creating a centralized “list” of member schools, registered teachers will be able to connect directly with other registered teachers in countries around the world so they can begin collaborating immediately on their choice of projects. The CLP is about creating timely authentic opportunities for connections-based learning.
How is the CLP different than using a service like ePals or Skype?
Global platforms like ePals and Skype are accessed by so many teachers that the registered users cannot often fulfill the hundreds of requests to connect. The CLP is different because we are creating our own unique community - a community that only CLP members can access. Every teacher who registers gains instant access to the other member schools in our community.
If you are open to being connected, together we will find a platform and a way to connect! The purpose of this program is to create opportunities for teachers and students to find and connect with one another quickly and easily so they can collaborate and learn together.
How do teachers access the CLP List?
The centralized “CLP List” of member schools/teachers will be hosted on the AMDSB Technology Learning Community and Connections-Based Learning. If you would like to embed a copy of the list on your school website as well, please contact us after you have registered and we will share the list with you. The list will be curated and maintained by the CLP team, however we welcome contributions and collaborators from all school board districts. Please contact us if you are interested!
How do teachers/schools register?
If you are interested in becoming a member teacher and/or school, you will need at least one staff member to complete the registration form. There is no limit to the number of staff who can register from your school. The more teachers that register, the more opportunities that are created for connected learning partnerships!
What is expected from teachers who register?
Teachers who register are agreeing to be contacted by other teachers who are interested in collaborating with them. It will be up to each individual teacher to determine whether the request fits with his/her curriculum, schedule, etc. As a courtesy, we do ask that teachers reply to any requests they receive, even if the request does not work for the teacher at that time. The expectation is that by registering, teachers are open to connected learning partnerships and will work with others when it works for them!
Please help us grow the CLP Program by sharing this document with your colleagues around the world. The CLP Contact List went live 2016. If you have any further questions, or would like to provide us with some feedback, please feel free to contact us by email.
Connected Learning Partnerships Team
Leigh Cassell Sean Robinson Nicole Kaufman
AMDSB Technology Coach Science and Digital Literacy Teacher AMDSB Teacher
Google Educator Creator, Connections-based Learning Creator, #AMDSBkidschat
Founder, Digital Human Library www.connectionsbasedlearning.com http://edublog.amdsb.ca/kaufman
web: http://digitalhumanlibrary.com/ blog: http://seanrtech.blogspot.ca tweeps: @Teach_msK
tweeps: @LeighCassell tweeps: @sr_tutor
CLP's growing network