Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30-7:30 PM EST Expecting the Unexpected: Emergent Ideas and Emergent Connections| Featured Speaker: Kevin Hodgson
How does one plan for the unexpected in any learning space? And what happens when the learning environment consists of multiple, overlapping online affinity spaces? The Connected Learning MOOC (Massive Open Online Collaboration) just ended its fifth summer of Make Cycles, and a distinct feature of the CLMOOC has long been its fertile soil for emergent ideas. Vine-offs, Find Five Fridays, Poems-into-Music-and-Back-Again, doodle art challenges, flashmob dance parties, shared postcards, collaborative storytelling and other activities have become part of the DNA of the diffused CLMOOC online community, which has soft anchor points on Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Flipgrid and more. For the past two years, CLMOOC -- the brainchild of the National Writing Project and Educator Innovator -- has transformed into a completely “crowd-facilitated” community, in which nearly 20 volunteers help set things in motion during summer months and throughout the year with Pop-Up Activities. One of the foundations of facilitating any CLMOOC project has been the art of paying attention to the unexpected idea, and then using those emergent ideas to engage other participants in connected practice, collaborative projects and reflective thinking. This session will look at how the open ethos of CLMOOC helps lays the groundwork for emergent learning. Participants will help think through how this strategy might happen in classroom spaces, too.
Link to archive: View the Blackboard Collaborate recordin
Closing Panel: 8:00 -9:00 PM EST
Facilitated by Kevin Hodgson | Conversation with Speakers, Moderators, and Conference Committee
In this closing roundtable, speakers, moderators, and members of the planning committee will discuss the conference and where to go next with digital writing in our practice.
Link to archive: View the Blackboard Collaborate recording
“SPEAK” by Amelia Wells is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Read Your Favorite Newspaper Online (112/365)” by trenttsd is licensed underCC BY 2.0