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NELA S12 Literacy PD Opening Activity


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NELA S12 Literacy PD Opening Activity

  1. 1. Our Initial Ideas About Literacy / Literacies: What is it / are they? Where do we start? Carl Young NELA Workshop Rocky Mount, NC February 7, 2012
  2. 2. Get ready…
  3. 3.  To get ideas out of your head and onto paper… quickly!  Your ideas!1 Objective, 1 Rule
  4. 4.  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?Literacy? Literacies?
  5. 5.  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.New Literacies?
  6. 6.  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)Share & Collaborate
  7. 7.  Next, post them around room! Use 1 of your flip cams to capture your group with its poster! Let Carl have your camera! 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.Initial Ideas About New LiteraciesGallery Walk
  8. 8.  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 week! ◦ Post your initial and follow up definitions to the wiki and consider Tweeting them and include #NELA12 Archive: 1 volunteer from each group at table, use Flip cam to capture group with your poster. Bring camera to Carl so he can get footage to post!Common Themes / Observations?
  9. 9.  Literacy, specifically New Literacies, have connections to technology, but also to art, narrative, gaming, multimodality… being creative and creating!Connections…
  10. 10. Preamble, 1987; Mike Wilkins…help us to represent ideas innew and dynamic ways…
  11. 11. NELA Participant Profile
  12. 12. NLI Team’s New Literacies Wordle
  13. 13. NELA Literacy Team’s Tagxedo
  14. 14. Xtramormal Video: Our Thoughtsin Progress on Literacy/Literacies
  15. 15.  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!Additional Considerations
  16. 16.  Carl Young NC State University Rocky Mount, NC February 7, 2012Thanks!