Innovative Teaching and Learning with Digital Media Texts, Tools & Technologies
SAVE THE DATE!
July 23 - 28, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
In 2016, the 4th annual program had another amazing summer!
It was a hands-on, minds-on learning experience unlike any other! This event
is the premiere professional development program for K-12 teachers,
college educators, librarians and media professionals.
six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging
media and technologies. We'll consider the implications of this cultural and
technological shift for teaching and learning. Join us in exploring innovative
approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and
university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a
variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create
challenging and engaging learning opportunities for you and your students.
What's it All About? WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THE SUMMER INSTITUTE HERE
Principal, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia PA
- Kara Clayton, Thurston High School, Redford
- Charlie Coiro, Coast Guard Leadership Academy
- Rhys Daunic, The Media Spot, NYC
- Yonty Friesem, Central Connecticut State University
- Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
- Kristin Hokanson, Inquiry Schools PA
- Diana McMasters, Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication CT
- Maria Ranieri, University of Florence, IT
Digital Literacy Team Leaders: Mark Davis, Erica DeVoe, Jay Fogelman, Amanda Murphy, Jen Robinson, Frank Romanelli, Mary Moen, Susan Unger.
Who Will Participate? The
Summer Institute in Digital Literacy attracts a wide range of talented people,
including K-12 educators, school and public librarians, college and university
faculty, graduate students, researchers, ed tech entrepreneurs, media
professionals, and media literacy and youth media leaders in the informal
Location: URI CCE-Feinstein Campus,
80 Washington Street, Downtown Providence RI
Topics. Topics Include:
- digital media literacy in formal and
- unexpected implications of
digital culture on education
- online reading comprehension
- multimedia composition
- integrating digital literacy learning activities into the curriculum
- learning digital literacy in the
home, library and other non-school settings
- media literacy and critical thinking
across the K-16 curriculum
- integrating media technology learning
activities into existing courses & programs
- effective design and implementation
of online learning
- the role of popular culture and
print, visual, sound and digital media in the lives of children and adolescents
- learning new forms of curation, collaboration and sharing
a hands-on, minds-on learning experience, where you discover the power of digital
literacy through intensive collaboration with a partner, creating lesson plans,
units of instruction, and several different types of multimedia creative
- Tips & Tools: Get plenty of hands-on
learning-by-doing, choosing from a range of workshops where you explore
technologies such as blogs, wikis, collaborative writing tools, video
production, informational websites,iPads, and personal learning
environments (PLE's) to foster online learning, critical thinking, creativity
- Amazing Texts: Amazing Texts sessions are
designed to inform participants of digital resources (websites, videos, books,
games or interactive media or online content) that have value for teaching and
- Promising Practices: Promising Practices Sessions
are designed to share digital literacy lessons or ideas that you've tried out
or that you think have the potential to engage and inspire learners in a
- Research Roundtable: Research Roundtable Sessions are
designed to give you time to share your most recent work, network with others
interested in research, and obtain feedback from participants and digital
- Leadership Track: Participants returning for a second year may select the Leadership Track, learning to address management
issues of how to lead teams to advance digital literacy through the creative
use media and technology.
Fees. Program Fee: $750. Includes program materials, opening
reception, lunch and daily refreshments. URI faculty/staff pay a special reduced rate. Earn 3 Graduate Credits (Optional): Complete additional assignments and earn three graduate credits for
an additional $350 (or flat fee of $1100).
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL
LITERACY. The SUMMER INSTITUTE IN DIGITAL LITERACY is part of a 12-credit graduate certificate program offered by Professors Hobbs & Coiro. The Graduate Certificate Program was recognized in the 2015 U.S. government's National Educational Technology Plan. Fall and Spring courses are taught fully online. The fee for enrolling in each Fall and Spring online course is $1,965.
NOTE: Tuition waivers do not apply to this program.
can become a recognized leader in digital literacy!
During the 2016 URI Summer Institute
in Digital Literacy, we will:
- Discuss and reflect on how
literacy is changing as a result of media and technology and the
implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and
learning at all levels
- Examine the purpose and
application of various digital tools and technologies that might
be used to enhance teaching, learning, and creative response in K-12,
higher education, afterschool and library settings
- Apply knowledge and skills
in using digital texts, tools and technologies as demonstrated
through hands-on practical creative activity
- Engage in phases of
project-based inquiry and curriculum design to explore how to
integrate digital literacy into existing academic programs in both formal
and informal learning environments.
us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience this summer in Providence!
of participants have rated the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy the BEST
professional development program they have ever experienced in their entire