NLI Teacher Leader Institute: New Literacies Activity 7-13-09


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New Literacies Collaborative Teacher Leadership Institute, Friday Institute, NC State, Raleigh, NC, July 13, 2009. See

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NLI Teacher Leader Institute: New Literacies Activity 7-13-09

  1. 1. Our Initial Ideas About New Literacies:<br />What are they? Where do we start?<br />Carl Young<br />NLC Teacher Leader Institute<br />NC State University<br />13 July 2009<br />
  2. 2. Get ready…<br />
  3. 3. 1 Objective, 1 Rule<br />To get ideas out of your head and onto paper… quickly! <br />Your ideas! <br />
  4. 4. Literacy?<br />Step 1: Define literacy in your own words. Take 2-3 minutes to freewrite or freetype what literacy is. <br />What is literacy? What does it mean to be literate? <br />
  5. 5. New Literacies?<br />Step 2:What is/are new literacies? Define new literacies in your own words. Take 2-3 minutes to freewrite or freetype what new literacies is/are. <br />This definition may be an extension of your first one or an elaboration to some degree.<br />
  6. 6. Share & Collaborate<br />Step 3: Now, in groups of 4, share your ideas about new literacies, and... <br />2 groups at each table (4 minutes)<br />Step 4: Collaborate on a common working definition that is no longer than 25 words. <br />(5 minutes)<br />Step 5: Create a visual representation of your working definition that includes your words and any visual design elements that help convey your ideas. Post-It poster paper and markers provided!(5 minutes)<br />
  7. 7. Initial Ideas About New Literacies Gallery Walk<br />Next, post them around room!<br />Walk and take a look at each other’s work!<br />Note any common themes or images, as well as anything else that strikes you as you take a look.<br />
  8. 8. Common Themes / Observations?<br />Share: If time, add to presentation…<br />If not, use these as a reference point to build upon over the week! John, perhaps this can be a tweet or Ning suggestion box…<br />Archive: 1 volunteer from each group or tech support person at table, use Flip cam to capture group and poster.<br />
  9. 9. Connections…<br />New Literacies have connections to technology, but also to art, narrative, gaming, multimodality… creating!<br />
  10. 10. Help us to represent ideas in new and dynamic ways…<br />Preamble, 1987; Mike Wilkins<br />
  11. 11. NLI Team’s Literacy Wordle<br />
  12. 12. NLI Team’s New LiteraciesWordle<br />
  13. 13. NLI Team’s New LiteraciesGlog<br />
  14. 14. Video: Thoughts in Progress on New Literacies<br />
  15. 15. Thanks!<br />Carl Young<br />NC State University<br /><br />