Need skills in addition to traditional reading and writing.
In order to provide a type of education that will prepare students to thrive and be a contributing member of the emerging global society, Texas has developed a plan.
Digital Literacy on Campus Presentation
Digital Literacy @ P.F. Stewart Elementary<br />Campus STaR Chart Findings<br />
Expanding the Definition of Literacy<br />“The very nature of information has changed in the past decade. It has become increasingly digital, networked, and overwhelming...Students must know how to use appropriate tools to find information, decode it, evaluate the information to determine its value, organize the information to add meaning, process, analyze, synthesize, manipulate, mix and remix the information, and then express their findings in compelling ways using appropriate modes of communication.”<br />-David Warlick<br />Literacy in the New Information Landscape<br />
Agenda<br />Take a closer look at today’s learners.<br />Review Texas’ plan to “catch up”.<br />Evaluate the progress of our campus and the state.<br />Identify campus challenges.<br />
Click here to see the video: Vision of K-12 Students Today<br />
Characteristics of the 21st Century Learner<br />Compelling Communicators<br />Personalize Learning<br />Global Collaborators<br />Practice online ethics<br />Analytical thinkers<br />Technology savvy<br />Problem-Solvers<br />Self-Reliant<br />
Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology2006-2020<br />Goal: To empower young citizens to live and learn in a continuously changing 21st Century environment and to enable this citizenry to effectively interact in a global marketplace.<br />Accomplish goal through reform of 4 key areas:<br />Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />
Measuring Progress<br />The Texas Campus STaR Chart has been developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology to help campuses and districts determine progress in meeting goals.<br />
Accessing a Campus STaR Chart Summary<br />http://starchart.esc12.net/default.html<br />- Click on “Campus Data Search”.<br />- Type: “San Antonio” in District Field.<br />- Click on campus name.<br />Analyzing a Campus STaR Chart Summary<br /><ul><li>Category Ratings and Totals
Description of each category can be found at the Texas Campus STaR Chartlink on the homepage.</li></li></ul><li>Progress @ P.F. Stewart Elementary<br />T<br />A<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />D<br />E<br />E<br />
Challenges<br />What challenges do educators face?<br />Traditional teaching<br />Resistance to change <br />Time for Planning<br />Professional Development<br />Equipment<br />Support<br />
Conclusion<br />Technology has expanded the definition of literacy.<br />Reflecting on current teaching practices using state and local resources is critical to ensuring students are prepared to thrive in an evolving digital 21st Century society.<br />
Sources<br />Warlick, D. (2007). Literacy in the New Information Landscape. Library Media Connection, 26(1), 20-21.<br />Texas STaR Chart: School Technology and Readiness: The Campus Chart. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency.<br />Texas-Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/lrpt_lrpt.html<br />All images from Microsoft.<br />