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Become a CLX Member

Guided by the design values of Connected Learning, CLX's Professional Learning Community convenes, connects, and supports educators and youth-serving professionals to inspire and support the creation of programs that make learning irresistible and life-changing by connecting youth interests to meaningful relationships and real-world opportunities.

The ongoing commitment and contributions of CLX members are essential to making Chicago connected community where all learning counts. The CLX Community cultivates and supports the ideas, practices, and tools associated with Connected Learning through funded collaborations, meet-ups, design charrettes, events, and online/offline communities of practice. By modeling networked behavior and open participation, CLX members learn with and from one another, organizing to build new approaches that transform the city’s learning ecology and empower youth in discovering their agency and pursuing their passions.

CLX programs primarily target Chicago public school youth (middle and high school-aged) and seek to help young people develop competencies in the following areas:

  • Advocacy/Social Justice
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Critical Thinking and Collaboration
  • Digital/Web Literacy
  • Media Production
  • Games, Systems and Design Thinking
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM)
  • Youth Development and Leadership