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#oetc11 e-Book presentation

  1. 1. Towards an e-Book Instructional Model #oetc11 February 2, 2011 h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/    
  2. 2. @brueckj23   h"p://brueckei.org/  Jeremy  Brueck  Co-­‐Director,  Akron  Ready  Steps  –  University  of  Akron  
  3. 3. What  is  Akron  Ready  Steps?   •  A  partnership  between  The  University  of   Akron  College  of  EducaNon,  (UA)  and   Akron  Summit  Community  AcNon,  Inc   (ASCA)     •  Akron  Ready  Steps  (ARS)  is  a  program   that  serves  over  300  at  risk  children  in   five  Head  Start  sites  in  high  poverty   communiNes  in  Akron,  OH.  
  4. 4. ARS  Program  Goals   •  high  priority  knowledge  and  skills  preschoolers   need  to  learn;     •  high  priority  knowledge  and  skills  teachers/ teacher  assistants  need  to  teach;     •  the  design  of  high  quality  21st  century  language   and  literacy-­‐rich  environments;     •  acNve  parent  engagement;     •  and  mobilizing  the  community  around  strong   preschool  literacy  educaNon.  
  5. 5. What  are  e-­‐Books?  
  6. 6. What  is  it  we  hope  to  have  children  learn  using  e-­‐ Books?  
  7. 7. What  makes  a  good,  workable,  instrucNve,  enjoyable   e-­‐Book  for  young  children?  
  8. 8. Do  e-­‐Books  represent  quality  children’s  literature?    
  9. 9. Can  e-­‐Books  support  young  children’s  emerging  literacy  skills  just  like  tradiNonal  storybook  reading  can  do?  
  10. 10. What  might  a  high  quality  21st  century  language  and  literacy-­‐rich  environment  look  like?  
  11. 11. What  do  we  need  to  consider  in  order  to  have  quality  and   meaningful  access  to  e-­‐Books  in  an  early  elementary   environment?  
  12. 12. When  do  we  need  to  employ  e-­‐Books  in  an  early   elementary  environment?  
  13. 13. What  do  teachers  need  to  know  about  teaching  with  e-­‐Books?  
  14. 14. What  are  the  essenNal  “digital  elements”  that  we  might   find  in  a  high-­‐quality  e-­‐Book  for  young  children?  
  15. 15. Are  e-­‐Books  well-­‐designed  for  use  by  young  children,  similar  to  convenNonal  books  that  are  a"racNve,  easy  to  hold  and  manipulate?    
  16. 16. Designing  an  e-­‐Book   Nook   (learning  space)  e-Book Research Observing  student   behaviors   (engagement)  
  17. 17. Examining  the  Technology-­‐ Mediated  Environment   (e-­‐book)  e-Book Research Observing  teacher   behaviors   (instrucNon)  
  18. 18. Visit  h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/     h"p://akronreadysteps.ning.com/    

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