21 ST CENTURY LITERACY MARK G. CACCIATORE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
? Imagine, like Rip did, that you fell asleep for 20 years. You wake up and walk into a classroom. What does teaching & learning look like?“Rips story was soon told, for the whole twenty years had been to him but as one night.The neighbors stared when they heard it; some were seen to wink at each other, and put their tongues in their cheeks.” RIP VAN WINKLE
THINK-PAIR-SHARE 21st Century Literacy What literacyskills (reading & Grouping by Ability writing) dostudents need in our Elementary classrooms? Integration of Text Books Tech Gone . . . Problem-Based Learning
21ST CENTURY LITERACIES NCTE 21ST CENTURY LITERACY: WHAT IS IT?P 21 IRA
21ST CENTURY LITERACIESNCTE Categories Ideas for Other What I’ve Done . . . ClassroomsDevelop proficiency with Basic Keyboardthe tools of technology commands: Control “F”Build relationshipsDesign and shareinformation for global Book TrailerscommunitiesManage, analyze andsynthesize multiple Lake of the Woods:streams of simultaneous Multimedia PowerPointsinformationCreate, critique, analyze,and evaluate multi-media Dr. FaustustextsAttend to the ethical Sextingresponsibilities requiredby these complex NJEA & Governorenvironments Christie
21ST CENTURY LITERACY: SOME CLOSURESmagorinsky (2001) No educational methodology, innovation, or movement is a panacea.Lund’s (2006) “Warnings” for Educators BUILDING: Educators must know how to respect, build upon, and incorporate students’ Internet-based cultural identities into higher socio-cognitive functioning.Prensky: Kids are Wired Differently Today!
ReferencesLund, A. (2006). The multiple contexts of online language teaching. Language Teaching Research,10, 181–204.National Council of Teachers of English (2008) The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies.Urbana, IL. Retrieved March 22, 2010, fromhttp://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/21stcentdefinitionPrensky, Marc (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.Smagorinsky, P. (2001). If meaning is constructed, what is it made from? Toward a cultural theory ofreading. Review of Educational Research, 71, 133–169.