Classrooms as Community Hubs: Developing Open Digital Networks

How can schools take advantage of digital networking opportunities to connect their students to each other and to the larger community outside their four walls?

About The Speaker(s)

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Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Colorado State University. From 2010-2011, he was a U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, providing teacher input and feedback on national education policy initiatives.
Bud Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. In 2014, he was selected as a White House "Champion of Change"-- an honor awarded to those "doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world."
Janelle Bence is a high school teacher in Dallas who has been teaching for thirteen years. She is an active member of the North Star of Texas Writing Project, the University of North Texas National Writing Project site, where she serves on its technology team and is active on both the local and national level.
Justin Reich is an educational researcher broadly interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is: a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society; the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy; a Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow; and blogs for Education Week at EdTechResearcher.