Connections-based learning is about making meaningful connections with the community, experts, organizations, and others around the world. The development of this approach has been birthed out of a desire to create meaningful learning experiences in a connected world with connected students. Find out how to leverage CBL in your sphere of influence.
We have a developing community of educators learning and growing together. Educators share their CBL progress in the CBL Voxer Community. Connect here:
CBL Ambassadors stretch across the world sharing their wealth of understanding as to how to connect classes with the community, experts, organizations, and classrooms around the world.
The connections-based learning approach is spawning positive change around the globe. Students and educators are using the power of connection to make a difference in their communities. Be inspired by CBL initiatives that have already taken place by students like Saul Mwame and educators like Oluwaseun Kayode and collaborate with like-minded partners to start your own.
Connections-based learning is an approach to teaching and learning that leverages the connected world we live in. It's about changing the question from "How can we learn this?" to "Who can we engage as we learn?" With connections-based learning, making meaningful connections drives the learning activities.
Developing connections is beneficial for kindergarten students all the way through higher education. Using the tools available in this 21st century, rich learning experiences can be forged through a simple process that gives the onus of learning back to the students.
Finding needs, hearing stories, addressing inequalities: students must have an opportunity to not only hear from their world, but speak into it.
Connections-based learning guides that process.
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Global Teacher Finalist 2018, Barbara Zielonka, was sharing with hundrED about her use of connections-based learning in the article: Connections-Based Learning Should Be The Future Of Education. hundrED searches out education innovations and establishes 100 innovations to highlight each year. hundrED declared, "Connections-based learning is one of the most useful tools a teacher has at their disposal, but many feel they don’t have the time to utilize it – or don’t realize that they could!"
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Sean shares Connections-based Learning as a best practice at at Prepatec's Global High School Summit .
Sean will join the Sakal NiE Teacher network in India.
Sean shares with educators from the uOttawa Global Education Cohort to add context to The Connection Lens, a required text for the Digital T...
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Sean Robinson is the author of Connections-based Learning, an approach to teaching and learning that leverages the connected world. His students have participated in a range of real-world endeavors: from delivering 3D printed solar lanterns to battle light poverty in the Dominican Republic to building solar powered tablets in collaboration with physics students in Uganda.
A Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Finalist for 2019 and Premier's Award for Excellence in Education winner in Technology and Innovation in 2018, Sean has a passion for guiding teachers to employ more effective pedagogy through leveraging human connection.
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The Connection Lens hits #1 Best Seller in Educational Reform on Amazon.ca.