Make a Case
We’ve all experienced the power of reflective activities—be it with the learners with whom we have worked and/or in our own learning processes. In the spirit of “Makes” (a term you’ll get very used to this summer), we’d like to invite you to “Make a Case” with us. We learn quite a bit from case studies of youths’ learning in educational research, and we invite you to take on the inquisitive stance of an educational researcher a make a study of your own learning pathways. We’ve designed three makes that you can choose to do throughout CLMOOC in order to help our community better understand the learning pathways that are being forged in this connected professional learning environment. Make all three, and you will have helped “make a case”!
Three Reflective Makes = A Case
- Make Log: Document your on- and offline making activities. This can include makes-in-progress and even an activity that you think failed. Document your processes however you’d like: take pictures, gather drafts, keep a journal, video record your processes…the possibilities are nearly endless.
- Maker’s Notes: Create your own short reflective video or audio recordings in order to think through a week’s experiences making, writing and connecting.
- Annotated Dialogues: Find a friend, find a quiet spot, grab the Dialogue Prompts, and discuss making, learning and connecting. Take your reflections further by recording the conversation and annotating it with links, images, and comments.
- See the Annotated Dialogue in the Make Bank for more information and ideas.
If you Make a Case (all three reflective makes or any derivative of any number of the makes), we also invite you to consider submitting your name to be one of several potential #clmooc case study participants. A group of us interested in connected professional learning environments will spend some time looking across the documents, videos, and artifacts submitted by the community this summer in order to learn more about what it means to learn as educators in massive, open, on- and offline collaborations. We’ll ask questions such as: What are the learning pathways people are forging in a connected professional learning environment? How do participants make sense of learning in a connected professional learning environment? Simply let us know below if you are interested and/or if have questions!