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Let’s connect!

Connected learning is not just about ‘plugging in’, its about connecting to the resources, opportunities and needs all around us.

It might take different forms – a classroom across the hall, a colleague around the world, an expert in the community, a website with cool resources, project-based instruction, and the opportunities for student-inquiry right in your own community.  It can help you integrate personal interest, peer relationships, and achievement in academic, civic, or career-relevant areas.

The possibilities are endless!   Take a look at just a handful of examples and background information about connecting learning approaches, and make it work for you and your students! 

Kathe Crowley Conn, CEO

We Think Big cohosted the Wisconsin Tech Leaders Circle Event with Edsurge to talk about personalized learning and hear from local teachers about their experiences. We learned so many new things from each other. Look for Edsurge's final report later this year!

We also had the opportunity to be a part of two recent events: Youth Employment Summit and DPI’s Pathways Wisconsin. These events have important opportunities for connected learning. We are excited to see the growth as we work with state and local leaders to connect educators, employers and students to awesome learning opportunities.
Connected learning leads to connected teaching. Teachers using connected learning in the classroom will understand this framework.
Moving from conventional learning to connected learning requires certain key changes. Learn more about the transition here
Equity, full participation and social connection are the core values of connected learning. Read more about the principles. 
Looking for some inspiration as you implement principles of connected learning in your classroom. Read about LRNG Innovators.
Students need opportunities that are relevant, social, participatory, and interest-driven. Read more about why connected learning is vital.
Teachers need to be connected as much as students do. Build collections with colleagues with ideas from this article.
We Think Big is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning, teacher effectiveness and educational innovation through initiatives that foster collaboration, encourage action, and catalyze breakthroughs. We work to create a shared vision for educational innovation; identify resources; and nurture the relationships necessary for success. Visit us at

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