Literacy & Learning in the 21st Century

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  • Literacy & Learning in the 21st Century

    1. 1. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler Prepared under fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and restricted from further use. Redefining Literacy for the New Information Landscape Learning Literacies for the 21st Century Presented by David Warlick Gaston College, Class of ‘72
    2. 2. Online Handouts http://landmark-project.com http://handouts.davidwarlick.com If you should decide to write a blog entry about this presentation please tag or include in your article the following words: • Redefine • literacy • warlick
    3. 3. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? &quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Inormation Management & Systems . 2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2001. <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html>. This is the information-age workplace of the future! But…
    4. 4. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? &quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Inormation Management & Systems . 2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2001. <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html>. If we consider that we carry our phones in our pockets now…
    5. 5. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? &quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Inormation Management & Systems . 2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2001. <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html>. … that less than 0.01% of the information we generate to day is ever printed on paper,
    6. 6. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? &quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Inormation Management & Systems . 2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2001. <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html>. … That more and more of our professional collaborations are happening virtually…
    7. 7. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? &quot;How Much Information.&quot; School of Inormation Management & Systems . 2000. Regents of the University of California. 13 March, 2001. <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html>. … and that our information technologies are becoming increasingly personal and pocketed…
    8. 8. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? There won’t be much left for the desk -- won’t be much reason to have a desk… So what do we have left? Almost nothing!
    9. 9. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? … And this is exactly what we know about the future we’re preparing our children for… Almost Nothing!
    10. 10. What do We Know about the Workplace of the Future? For the first time in history, our job as educators is to prepare our students for a future that we can not clearly describe.
    11. 11. The dialog we should be having as professional educators -- as communities and nations -- is what do children need to be learning today to be ready for an unpredictable future. The best thing we can be teaching our children today, is how to teach themselves.
    12. 12. Literacy as We Know It R Reading Riting Rithmetic So here’s what we’re teaching! And it’s what we should be teaching! Literacy
    13. 13. What is Literacy? But what does it mean to be literate, to be a reader, when it isn’t obvious where the text came from, whether it’s true, biased, etc.? This article about Martin Luther King Jr. was writing by a neo-Nazi organization.
    14. 14. We were taught to read what somebody handed to us. I was taught to read what someone I trusted handed to me. My children are reading in a grow digital library than anyone can publish to.
    15. 15. Reading Text E Expands into Exposing Truth Reading Text
    16. 16. <ul><li>Find the Information, </li></ul><ul><li>Decode it, </li></ul><ul><li>Critically Evaluate it, and </li></ul><ul><li>Organize it into personal digital libraries. </li></ul>E Being a reader, today, means being about to…
    17. 17. Latest blog posts from Vicki Davis and Will Richardson Latest World News from the BBC Latest news stories from sources around the world that mention the word map . Latest Flickr posted photos tagged with map . Weather forecast for Fredericton, NB And those skills are constantly changing!
    18. 18. So what does it mean to know math, when most problems today do not involve processing a dozen numbers on a piece of paper -- but thousands of numbers that are digital?
    19. 19. This is not about music It’s about information ..and when all information is made of numbers: text, images, sound, video, animation.
    20. 20. Arithmetic E Expands into Employing Information Arithmetic
    21. 21. More than 200 sets of Encyclopedia Britannica in less than a minute. ...or hours of DVD-quality video E We’re overwhelmed by information. But is managing all of that information our biggest problem?
    22. 23. … Or is it getting our very important message through that storm of information our biggest problem?
    23. 24. Writing E Expands into Expressing Ideas Compellingly Writing
    24. 25. Expanding our notions of Literacy <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>E Expands into Exposing Expands into Employing Expands into Expressing
    25. 26. thics McCoy, Kevin, and Gary Strauss. &quot;Officials accused of using Tyco as 'piggy bank'.&quot; USA TODAY . 13 September 2002. Retrieved 27 November 2003 <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=images.usatoday.com/money/covers/photos/2002-09-13-tyco.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/manufacturing/2002-09-12-tyco-charges-cover3_x.htm&h=167&w=180&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtyco%2B%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26newwindow%3D1%26sa%3DN>. E ..and when information is so influential today, the 4th E is…
    26. 27. <ul><li>Seek and express the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Do no harm </li></ul><ul><li>Be Accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and protect the information and its infrastructure </li></ul>thics E Information Code of
    27. 28. In Conclusion Stop integrating technology, ...and instead, redefine literacy, and integrate that. Stop integrating technology,
    28. 29. We see Technology They see Information When my children are engaged in their information experiences…
    29. 30. Education Reform Scary Picture This is Vera B. Hoyle, my senior English teacher. She taught the same thing, the same way, on the same day of every year of her 42 year career. Today, no teacher should believe that he can teach the same thing the same way… Vera B. Hoyle circa 1969
    30. 31. Thank You! David Warlick [email_address] The Landmark Project 919-571-3292

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