CLP's growing network
Connected Learning Partnerships
Our network of connected educators and learners in the Connected Learning Partnerships (CLP) has moved to the digital Human Library.
CLP Program Overview
Our vision was to create opportunities for connections-based learning by establishing partnerships with teachers and schools in other countries around the world. These partnerships provided registered teachers and schools with exclusive access to other partners in the CLP community. The goal was to help teachers and students connect with one another easily, so they could focus their time on working together - not finding each other.
Interested teachers in schools registered by completing a simple form. Once a teacher from a school had registered, the school was automatically added to the centralized CLP List as a member school. By creating a centralized “list” of member schools, registered teachers were able to connect directly with other registered teachers in countries around the world so they could begin collaborating immediately on their choice of projects. The CLP was 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 was different because we created our own unique community - a community that only CLP members could access. Every teacher who registered gained instant access to the other member schools in our community.
How do teachers access the CLP List?
CLP members were asked if they wanted to port their membership over to the digital Human Library for January 2018. If you are interested in becoming a member teacher and/or school, you will need to register there now.
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!
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