P2PU Newsletter – Nov 2020  

Want to receive this monthly newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here! 🌞 Looking back, looking ahead! This Wednesday, we’re hosting a Community Board Meeting and you’re invited! In this public call, we’ll recap what happened in 2020 and introduce P2PU’s strategic objectives for 2021: Champion the learning circle model Cultivate the best free learning materials on the web…

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So long P2PU!  

Let’s get the big news out of the way: my work with P2PU is wrapping up. I have spent the past three and a half years with P2PU developing learning circle programs with hundreds of public librarians and educators around the world. What a journey it has been! It has truly been one of the…

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P2PU Newsletter – Oct 2020  

Want to receive this monthly newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here! 🌞 Planning for 2021 As many communities face changing job markets, unreliable access to basic needs, and tumultuous political climates, free high-quality education is more important than ever. 2020 asked for improvisation and creativity from those running accessible public programming—efforts that have empowered…

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P2PU Digest – September 2020  

Want to receive this monthly newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here! 🌞 Courses, of course! Learning circles are a valuable way to connect people with similar needs or interests around a topic, typically guided by a free online course. Sometimes the perfect course inspires a learning circle. Other times, the need is clear but…

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Updating how we keep in touch!  

Building a strong community of practice lies at the heart of P2PU. In order to collaborate effectively and reliably with our community, we are announcing a new monthly virtual event schedule and big changes to our newsletter. Monthly Public Calls Starting in July, we’re hosting 3 virtual meetings open to all:  Community Call (1st Wednesday):…

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Meet Becky!  

Hi hello, nice to meet you! 👋 I’m Becky, and I joined P2PU in April as the Production Lead. I’m here to explore how we learn from people’s experiences in learning circles and uses that knowledge to support our community, improve our tools, and share our work with the world. Admittedly, a global pandemic is a…

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Facilitating my first virtual learning circle  

I was scheduled to lead a 1.5 day learning circle training workshop for Portuguese librarians in March as part of our three-year project with the European Union. When this trip was canceled due to the pandemic, I had to consider how to approach this workshop in a virtual environment instead. I had some hesitations: while…

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The P2PU welcoming committee  

While learning circles are happening in-person around the world (maybe not right now), these aren’t the only communities that we are fostering. Part of what we’re building with learning circles is a global community of facilitators that share their lessons and best practices. Over the last two years, a small group of facilitators have been…

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Online Learning Circles  

Last night, I joined my first online learning circle. It was hosted by Sebastien Vigneau of BosLab, a Boston-area nonprofit organization that supports community-based biology programs. The topic at hand was coronavirus, and we were going to be working through FutureLearn’s online course COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus, developed by the London School of Hygiene…

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