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Digital Literacy, Innovate 2013 Presentation


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Guide for facilitating collaborative work around what the need for Digital Literacies means for K-12 teaching and learning. At Innovate Conference 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Digital Literacy, Innovate 2013 Presentation

  1. 1. Dive into the Conversation: Access the Ning ( and our conversation under Cohorts - Literacy Read the Discussion Forum Titled: “Re-defining Learning Literacies Requires Imagining a Different Future” Reply to the Discussion with your thoughts on 21st Century Literacies
  2. 2. How has literacy traditionally been defined?
  3. 3. What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?
  4. 4. What does this look like in practice? What resources exist for educators? Making 21st Century Literacy a Reality
  5. 5. How do we prepare ourselves to understand, synthesize and innovate our own 21st century teaching practices?
  6. 6. ACTION PLAN How will you innovate your teaching practice?
  7. 7. Session 2 • How can we use 21st century tools to teach literacy in the primary years? • How do we teach our students to manage the information overload (secondary)? • What implications does this have for the physical space of classroom and school?
  8. 8. • Literacy involving an ability to self- educate - from the web, from video • constant learning • our own professional development - owning it for ourselves
  9. 9. • How do we prepare ourselves and other teachers for teaching these new literacy skills?
  10. 10. • What are the traits of a successful person in this modern world? • independent, organized, motivated • How do we build these intrinsic skills in our students?
  11. 11. • Students college ready? • No, LEARNING ready! • we limit their potential to learn in different ways • So HOW do we do this in schools?
  12. 12. NCTE • 21st Century Literacies