OTF Connects May 15 : Rethinking Literacy Instruction in our Digital World

Literacy has always been defined by technology. And as we reflect on what it means to be literate today, and consider the value and complexity of teaching and learning in digital spaces, how are we transforming literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner? This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to New Literacies – the digital learning environments (apps, websites/blogs, GAFE, Twitter…), technologies (iPads, Chromebooks, etc), and new literacies skills and strategies required to be literate today. Re-examine the Ontario Language Arts curriculum with a lens to future. How does our current Language Arts curriculum lend itself to teaching and learning reading comprehension skills and strategies in digital learning environments? Re-think how you teach reading and writing communicating as a social process. How are we integrating experiences for students to read, write, create, reflect and connect using social media platforms = literacy-rich learning environments? Re-envision what it means to be literate today…

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” -Alvin Toffler

Presenter: Leigh Cassell

Audience: K-12

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