Digital Literacy: Here, There and Everywhere

Join nine organizations in learning about digital literacy from local and national experts. Kickoff day one provides inspiration and definition with a taste of exceptional on-demand content. Each presenter will provide a task, challenge or idea for you. Then you continue to learn through self-paced content over the three weeks to dive deeper, curate and create while networking and participating in an ongoing Twitter Slow Chat. The culminating day will conclude with more inspiration, including the sharing of artifacts, ideas, resources, and curriculum connections to use tomorrow.  The curated list will be shared live after the event.

Objectives / Goals:

1) understand what digital literacy is and how to teach it 
2) develop a personal connection to a digital literacy network of educators 
3) create implementation strategies for integrating digital literacy
4) share an artifact or idea that students could use tomorrow

Price: $29

November 18, 2020: Event Kickoff

  • Who: Dr. Kristen Mattson and TBD
  • What: Live, synchronous learning and networking through Canvas & Zoom
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. CDT

November 18 – December 9, 2020: Asynchronous Learning

  • Who: Local & national speakers including Jenna Reeh, Diana Benner, Frederick Lane and more!
  • What: On-demand learning and networking through recorded sessions and discussion forums in Canvas and weekly Twitter Slow Chats

December 9, 2020: Event Closing

  • Who: Bill Bass and Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey
  • What: Live, synchronous learning and networking through Canvas and Zoom
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. CDT
    • Featured Speaker (Bill Bass or LeeAnn Lindsay) – 20-30 minutes
    • Sharing of ideas & artifacts in breakout rooms & networking – 60 minutes
    • Closing Featured Speaker (Bill or LeeAnn) – 20-30 minutes

December 9 – April 19, 2021: Independent Learning

  • Who: Local and national speakers including Jenna Reeh, Diana benner, Frederick Lane and more!
  • What: Continued learning through Canvas of all recorded sessions for six months
ISTE Standards for Educators

Citizen-Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators:

  • 3a Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • 3b Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
  • 3c Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
  • 3d Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.