Learning While Connected
The city of Chicago is fortunate to have an incubator for connections and change. Hive Chicago is a magical place where civic and cultural institutions come together to change they way education happens. When I returned to Chicago in 2013 I was introduced to the Hive and I totally have a crush on the model. In my adventures big and small I have found time and time again that there is no greater currency than learning and connecting the perspectives of others; the Hive is a honey pot of varying perspectives. The trick is to capitalize, listen, and take action.
Fast forward to the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL). CCOL aims to merge student experiences, establish that learning happens everywhere and builds systems to effectively document that learning. I carried lessons from the HIVE to CCOL and someone noticed. I am honored to share with you a small space of the CCOL inaugural e-newsletter dedicated to a story about how I, through my position at Project Exploration, work to learn and connect.