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What a great list of educators to join us tomorrow on TTT!
Find out about this year's K12 Online Conference with organizers and keynoters on TTT 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times:
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Join TTT at on Wednesday, 9.5.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times

We'll be taking a look at our new game at

Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, and Chris Sloan will host: Erick Gordon, Shantanu Saha, Valerie Burton, Jeremy Hyler, Jim Nordlinger, Ken Stein, Jennifer Woollven, Ann Neary, Fred Haas, and YOU!

Join this list of amazing educators as we explore some of these gnarly questions:

We're considering a new way of looking at Youth Voices. What it was played like a game? What if there were badges to mark a student's journey on Youth Voices? What if we all worked together to build alternative paths toward recognized (Common Core) standards within this game? When we do some of that does our commitment to being a place where students can explore their passions get compermised or clarified? Can we hold on to our own passions for authentic conversation?

We'll look for you at on Wednesday, 9.5.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times
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Thanks to +Fred Mindlin for organizing Wednesday's TTT - Join us!
Learning in 3rd Space on TTT#311 Wed 8.22 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times 

Join some of the participants in 3rd Space Conference and others interested in community collaborations to discuss what went on in St. Louis last month. We'll also talk about and how we can bring this work into our local communities in the future, wherever we are.

The 3rd Space Conference, held July 9-13, 2012, in St. Louis, brought together teams from local sites of the National Writing Project and museums around the US to explore creating projects and curriculum that take advantage of collaborations among  students, teachers, and local communities.

Join us on this episode of TTT to learn more about combining the insights and work of artists and museum professionals with hands-on art making and understanding activities for students. 

*Third space? Third place?* 

There's a useful summary of some of these concepts on Wikipedia, and it starts like this: 

The third place (also known as Third Space) is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. --Wikipedia (accessed 8.21.12)

Jump into this conversation with the fascinating educators, artists, museum directors... 3rd Spacers!... on Wednesday, August 22 at Wed 8.22 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times 
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Here's some of the reflection posts from participants on our Ning:
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Paul Allison hung out with 9 people. #hangoutsonairPeter Rawsthorne, Andrea Zellner, Vanessa Gennarelli, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Sheryl Grant, Sunny Lee, Chris Sloan, dave cormier, and monika hardy
TTT#309 Badges: Peril or Possibility
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What does it really mean to be a connected educator? Help us as we celebrate the opening of Connected Teacher Month!
Join this amazing group of educators on TTT Wed. 8.1 9ET/6PT at as we help to kick off Connected Educators Month in our own way--with a conversation about what it all means to us, especially when we think about how important it to be connected locally and physically as it is to be connected nationally or globally and virtually. 

Paul Allison, Monika Hardy and Chris Sloan host this conversation about Connected Educator Month (CEM). This special show will focus on online communities of practice and include guests such as:

--Darren Cambridge, director of the Connected Educators project
--Kevin Hodgson of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project;
--Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools and a teacher-consultant at the Central Virginia Writing Project
--Steve Moore of the Greater Kansas City Writing Project
--Karen Fasimpaur, founder and organizer of P2PU's School of Ed.
--Jeff Lebow founder of and co-founder of (Jeff will be joining us late, perhaps with a class.)

Learn more about some the Connected Teacher events on this recent post by +Steve Hargadon, "Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!"

Let's connect!
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Join us on Wednesday, 7.18 4PM ET / 1PM PT / World Times
On TTT Wed. 7.18 - 4PM ET/1PM PT (Earlier than usual), join +Denise VanBriggle +Kym Sheehan+Rex Veeder, and +Daniel Glick who will tell us more about a film project called "A Place to Stand." You can join the conversation at - Again notice the early start time -  

On a recent post on the National Writing Project's Connect Denise and Kym write:

_"A Place to Stand" is a documentary film ( about New Mexico poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and his transformation in the 1970s from an illiterate convict to a celebrated poet. Since his release, Jimmy has become one of the foremost Mexican American poets in America._ 

We're not viewing this as just a film. For us, this is about service. Jimmy’s memoir and poetry have inspired prisoners to leave gangs, drug addicts to stay clean, and countless others to dramatically shift the course of their lives. A Place to Stand will make his inspiring story and poetry available to many who would never find it otherwise. Free copies will be given to detention centers, prisons and schools for at-risk youth, coupled with programming designed to help people find in themselves what Jimmy found through his poetry: a place to stand in life, a sense of self-worth, and a reason to live.

_If you are interested in supporting this film about Jimmy Santiago Baca's poetry, visit

Find out more about Jimmy Santiago Baca's life and poetry and this Kickstarter project on +Teachers Teaching Teachers at at 4PM ET / 1PM PT.
“A Place to Stand” is a documentary about Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from illiterate convict to award-winning poet.
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Looking for Chicago teachers to join us on TTT Wed 9.12 - 9PM ET/8PM CT/7PM MT/6PM PT. Let us know if you can join #NWP
Exciting TTT Hangout with these students and educators planned for Wed. We'll talk about the new book:@nikhilgoya_l One Size Does Not Fit All on Wed 9.12.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times:

Given the revolution proposed by +Nikhil Goyal I was wondering if there are any teachers in Chicago who might join us to give us their perspective on the strike there, such as these teachers on Democracy now today:

Join us on TTT - Wed 9.12.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times:
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TTT#311 - Third Space Learning
Third Space Learning - Join the conversation!
On this episode we are joined by some of the participants from a "3rd Space Conference" in July and others interested in community collaborations. They discuss their learning together in St. Louis las...
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Looking forward to the next node of this ongoing conversation about badges.
Badges again this week 8/15 on +Teachers Teaching Teachers at an earlier time: 4PM ET/1PM PT/World Time: Last Wednesday, we joined the conversation with educators who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling and the hype around badges. 

In on last week's episode,

+Paul Allison @paulallison
+monika hardy @monk51295
+Chris Sloan @csloan


+Peter Rawsthorne @prawsthorne
+Andrea Zellner @AndreaZellner
+Vanessa Gennarelli @VGennarelli
+Elyse Eidman-Aadahl @ElyseEA
+Sheryl Grant @slgrant
+Sunny Lee @threeqube
+dave cormier @davecormier

There's only so much that this many thoughtful participants can say in an hour, so we invited everybody back and a few others
Join us as we continue our conversations about badges on TTT with:

+Peter Rawsthorne 
+Sheryl Grant 
+Sunny Lee 

and we will be joined this week by:

+Barry Joseph–
+Doug Belshaw @dajbelshaw–
+Myrna Rubel –
+Samuel Abramovich 
+Kathryn Godwin 
+Leora Wollner 
and YOU! Anybody is welcomed to join us.

We'll continue these conversations live at on Wednesday, 15 August at 4PM ET / 1PM PT/ World Times: NOTICE THE EARLIER TIME.

We’ll continue to focus on incorporating badges into K-12 education and beyond. There’s so much to say on the topic.

What’s your favorite blog post, video, article, resource about Badges? Please add a couple of links in the comments below. We want to be open and flexile about all of the ways people are talking about the issues involved. And, we are interested in keeping it real. We’ve been developing some ideas around badges for Youth Voices, and there's more about this on P2PU

See you on Wednesday.
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Lively, vertical/horizontal, top-down/grassroots conversation about Connected Learning Month.
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Looking forward to continuing the conversation about research, standards, and multimedia.
Join this group & talk about CC standards, research, the work of +Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders 6/27 9PM ET / 6PM PT #NWP
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Connect or re-connect with Youth Voices colleagues on this week's TTT.
Tommy Buteau will be joining us on TTT this week, Wed, June 20, 9PM ET / 7PM MT / 6PM PT/ World Times, and we'd love to have you meet him. Join us at

Tommy teaches in Windsor, Colorado and he will be talking about these three projects and more

-- Letter Writing with "The Things They Carried"
-- Post Modern Multimedia Research Project
-- News Article

We'd love to have you on to help us learn more about Tommy's work and to help us look into the future of Youth Voices.

In addition to all of that, we have lots of ideas to talk about with Youthg Voices, including ways of connecting Youth Voices to a Badge system. See our revised curriculum grid: (Can we find a way to keep Youth Voices focused on self-sponsored, passion-based curriculum and have students making their own badges? -- Perhaps you can tell, we will only touch on this and return to it in more shows this summer.)

If you are available, we'd love to have you join us in the Hangout or in the chat room at 

This episode might be a good moment for us to connect to old friends who want to work with Youth Voices again or meet new people as well.

Please join us right here at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World Times
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