Our Initial Ideas About Literacy/Literacies What is it / are they? Where do we start? Steve Amendum Carol Pope Carl Young NCSU College of Education
1 Objective, 1 Rule• To get ideas out of your head, and onto paper, quickly…. • Your ideas!
Literacy? Literacies?• Step 1: Define literacy or literacies in your own words. Take 2-3 minutes to freewrite or freetype what literacy is or literacies are. (Can use your Participant wiki page! ) – What is literacy? What does it mean to be literate?
New Literacies?• 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. – This definition may be an extension of your first one or an elaboration to some degree.
Share & Collaborate• Step 3: Now, in small groups designated on the wiki, share your ideas about literacy and new literacies, and…(4 minutes)• Step 4: Collaborate on a common working definition that incorporates both literacy/literacies AND new literacies that is no longer than 50 words. Type this on your group’s wiki space. (5 minutes)• 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)
Initial Ideas About Literacy/ies GalleryWalk• Next, post them around the room. Get a picture of your group with its poster. Email a picture to Steve or have him take one!• Walk and take a look at each other’s work• Note any common themes or images, as well as anything else that strikes you as you take a look.
Common Themes / Observations• Share: If time,… – What are some of the common themes you noticed? – What other observations did you make? – Use these as a reference point to build upon over the three days! – Post your initial and follow-up definitions to the wiki on your group page!
Connections…• Literacy, specifically, New Literacies, have connections to technology, but also to art, narrative, gaming, multimodality,…being creative and creating!
…help us to represent ideas in new anddynamic ways… Preamble, 1987; Mike Wilkins
NELA Cohort II Participant Profilehttp://www.wordle.net
NLI Team’s New Literacies Wordle
Northeast Leadership Academy InternetSearch Tagxedo• http://www.tagxedo.com/artful/006c8358e2e94fcd
Xtranormal Video: Our Thoughts inProgress on Literacy/Literacies
Additional Considerations• Early literacy• Emergent literacy• TPACK• Digital fluency• Digital literacy• And more…• Use the workshop to further reflect upon and refine your definition of literacy/literacies/new literacies!