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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 Profilehttp://www.wordle.net
  12. 12. NLI Team’s New Literacies Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net
  13. 13. NELA Literacy Team’s Tagxedohttp://www.tagxedo.com/artful/785741dcd5704053
  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 carl_young@ncsu.edu Rocky Mount, NC February 7, 2012Thanks!

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