1. What is Connected Learning?

Connected learning is an educational framework that connects interests, relationships, and opportunity. This section provides an overview of the concept, including the equity agenda that drives the framework, and introduces ConnectedLib.

After completing this section, you will be able to...

  • Briefly describe connected learning and the “equity agenda” behind the framework.
  • Name, describe, and recognize the three spheres that connected learning connects: interests, relationships, and opportunity.
  • Navigate the ConnectedLib modules.

Self-assessment worksheet

As you read through sections 1 (Introduction) and 2 (Connected Learning Design Principles), think about your library’s youth services and programs. How well do they incorporate the spheres of teen learning and design principles of connected learning? Use the worksheet to conduct your assessment.

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