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Digital Is Mtg April 2009

  1. 1. NWP DIGITAL IS PROJECT 2009 Notes from Site team Orientation mtg April 17-18 th , Berkeley CA
  2. 2. Introduction to the project and site expectations (Fri)
  3. 3. Digital Is … <ul><ul><li>The world we live in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key to literacy and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential for students and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we know and continue to learn about as a network of writing project teachers and sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion from April 2009 mtg … What does Digital Is mean to you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Digital Is” … kind of awkward to say; … inviting; … about time!; … Digital “I”s; … web 2.0 … </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. NWP Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>The challenge from our proposal … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New media environments are diverse and developing rapidly. The kinds of writing evolving in social networks and on content sites are new and rapidly changing as well. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To promote effective teaching and real learning, educators need the opportunity to look beyond the simple “how to” of adopting new digital tools to the more challenging questions of practice, standards, and curriculum design that new media raise for schooling. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. NWP Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>NWP goals for 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To build a teaching-focused knowledge base to support effective practice in the teaching and learning of digital writing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To explore connections, resources and partnerships with other grantees of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Initiative. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Initiative <ul><ul><li>About MacArthur’s Initiative … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Five year, $50 million dollar initiative launched in 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative purpose “to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Method to bring together what is known in the field already as well as seeding innovation through research and development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. NWP Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>Proposed outcomes for 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curated website of resources, to launch September 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Is conference, November 18 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing inquiry and resource development at sites, 2009-2010 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thinking about Resources and the NWP Digital Is Website (Sat)
  9. 9. Writing/Sharing into the Day <ul><ul><li>Thinking back on your own process of learning (anything!) is there a resource that you encountered that really pushed your thinking in an important way. What was it and how did it impact your thinking? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or … what “stuff” would you like to see? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Writing/Sharing into the Day <ul><li>Sharings from April 2009 mtg … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories about students’ writing as “thinking stories” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple small stories as a discussion starter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom video and teacher reflection (eg. ELL, Digital Storytelling and Literacy – Life Academy in Oakland, CA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student, teacher, administrator testimonials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameworks to demonstrate and quantify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Going On” Book … Collection of extremely short pieces telling what is going on – provocative intro and reflections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher reflections and inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student work examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc,. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Is Website <ul><ul><li>Purposes : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to share the art and craft of writing and the teaching of writing; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to provoke and be provoked by thinking both inside and outside the field of education; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to explore the field of writing, composition where digital “is;” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to expand discussions and connections between writing projects and other critical friends and fields of learning. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Is Website <ul><ul><li>Primary audiences : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educators K16, cross-content and inside/outside traditional schools and classrooms; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Those interested in writing and the teaching of writing; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research, developers, designers, funders, and youth focused organizations involved in digital media and educational work. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Digital Is Website <ul><ul><li>Main Sections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art/Craft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are we learning about the art and craft of digital writing? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teach/Learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are we learning about teaching and learning of digital writing? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provocations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What provokes us to explore, challenge and inquire? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is important to our community? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Digital Is Website <ul><ul><li>Few examples of a range of resources*: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimodal Texts: Composing Digital Documents, http:// /multimodal/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Rose’s Blog: Portraits of Thinking series, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy, ELL, and Digital Storytelling: 21st Century Learning in Action, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9 th Graders Composing on a Wiki, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History Teachers Dig Deep into their students’ work and their own teaching, http:// </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing the World to my Doorstep: A Teacher’s Blog-Reading Habits, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Please note: These are not meant to be examples to replicate but instead show a range of things: inquiries, reflections, student work, classroom narratives and documentation, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Digital Is Website Schematic
  16. 16. NWP Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>Timeline 2009-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May 8 th : Finalize MOU with Christina/Elyse and Budget of $10-15,000 depending on the work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May 15 th : RSVP about who will attend optional Dissemination Retreat in Tahoe, CA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>July 8-11 th : Optional dissemination retreat to support up to 2 local people in resource development. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>July : Digital Is website opens for soft launch of published resources and working groups use (as per need). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>September/October : Digital Is website public launch. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>November 18 th : Digital Is conference in Philadelphia. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing : Regular communications with NWP staff. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who will adding the resources and curating the content? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NWP Colleagues and working groups within the site. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the site open for others to participate? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initially it will open to the public to participate through comments, discussion, obtaining resources, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What can we call these beyond “resources?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is still open for discussion – some ideas included “cool stuff,” virtual demos, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All content on this website will available through creative commons agreements to the public. Content can be posted anywhere else and linked or embedded here, so ownership can stay local. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student work/permissions, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All permissions should be handled locally as per school/district/local expectations. We will provide language about the Digital Is project as per these local guidelines. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Digital Is Project <ul><ul><li>Q&A (continue) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are there plans for our own PD about how best to use and navigate the site? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, these will be determined and will be made flexible for remote access. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>