Presenting at SITE 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the wmMOOC team will be sharing our design strategies during the poster session at SITE 2018! Our abstract:

To address the need for teacher professional learning that positions teachers as co-designers in a collaborative, production-centered learning environment, we used the connected learning framework to design and implement a six-week Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of writing-as-making for university faculty, in-service K-12 teachers, and pre-service teachers in K-12 teacher preparation programs. Our goal is to remix the best characteristics of traditional professional development, MOOC learning environments, and out-of-school learning principles in an effort to create a professional development option that is open, accessible, and online as well as supporting teacher agency, voice, and choice. The in-service teachers who are teaching in our state will also be able to take the MOOC for credit toward their continuing professional development.  This poster will share the design of the MOOC, providing sample learning activities to illustrate and explain how the connected learning framework was used to design a collaborative, production-centered MOOC that fosters teacher agency.