Literacy 2.0 ~ Challenges and Opportunities


Sesame_Cartoon_copy.jpgA new technology does not wipe out what went before; it transforms and enriches it. When people started writing, they didn't stop talking. ~ Walter Ong


Driving Questions
  • What is new media literacy? urgent? useful? friend or foe?
  • What positive connections and / or strategies are evident with uses of tech tools?
  • How can technology resources / initiatives accelerate the goals of literacy for life? collegiate renewal? inquiry - thinking and reasoning?
  • How can technology resources / initiatives partner with goals of literacy for life? collegiate renewal? inquiry - thinking and reasoning?


Agenda Topics
  • Opening - Go-Arounds - Name / something you are proud to have accomplished in this job? How would you rank (0-10) your confidence with technology tools?
  • Overview: Agenda / Purpose / Outcomes
  • Roving Dialogues - Group takes a physical location in room taking a position on questions posed - shares their thinking for "Agree" or "Disagree"
    • Word processing does more good than harm for writing skills.
    • Texting, blogging and/or twittering does more good than harm.
    • New media literacies (Wendy) do more good than harm.
    • If students master ONLY reading/writing text or words, they will be fortified with communication skills needed for personal and professional success.

  • Sign into Microblog a la TodaysMeet: What did you hear? learn? think? from dialogues with colleagues?
  • Communication - A Historic Walk Through Time Video
  • Expanding the working definition for "literacy" in a digital world or not? (Reading Redefined a la Lamb)
  • What is role of new media literacy for a "literate" learning, thinking and communicating in a digital age? Expanding the roles for "literacy" coaching and PD in a digital world or not?
  • Students as Meaning Makers and Media Makers - Dissecting Two VideosBooks_and_Computer.jpg
  • Headware NOT Hardware - Rigor and Relevance or NOT
    • Driving QUESTIONS
    • TYPES of Communication - Rigor or NOT?
  • Becoming Members of the Magic Glasses Guild: Filtering for High Yielding (Research-based) Instructional StrategiesSorting
    • How do the ideas/concepts shared map (POSITIVE) with Literacy for Life goals?
    • How do the ideas/concepts shared contradict (NEGATIVE) Literacy for Life goals?
      • Readers Rabbit
      • Acclerated Reader
      • Microblogging
      • Transmedia Storytelling APPS
  • All that Glitters is NOT Gold
    • Seven Steps
    • Grammar and Fluency of Mediums (graphic novels)

  • Closing

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