Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Innovative Teaching and Learning with Digital Media Texts, Tools & Technologies
July 13, 2014

More than 100 participants joined us this summer for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, July 13 - 18, 2014. Watch and share this video to learn more about why this event is the premiere professional development program for K12 and college educators, librarians and media professionals. Mark your calendar for the 3rd Summer Institute - July 25 - July 31, 2015. We can't wait to meet you!

  

Registration is now closed - SOLD OUT. For further information or if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of possible cancellation, please contact yonty@mediaeducationlab.com. 

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During the 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. 

In 2013, 70% of participants rated it the BEST professional development program they have ever experienced in their entire career!

Overview. This 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 at all levels. Join us in exploring innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty, both in and out of the classroom. 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.  Learn more about the program and see the preliminary schedule here. 

The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at the University of Rhode Island was inspired by the Harvard Institute in Media Education, developed by Renee Hobbs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1993 and 1994. We were also inspired by the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute, created in 2009 by a group of literacy professors from four universities and initially launched at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. 

2014 EVENT DETAILS 

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Dates: Sunday, July 13 204  - Friday, July 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: URI CCE-Feinstein Campus, 80 Washington Street, Downtown Providence RI

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 learning sector.

Registration is now closed - SOLD OUT

 

Registration Fee: $650. Includes program materials, opening reception, lunches and daily refreshments. 

Bring a Co-Worker. To promote collaboration, participants are encouraged to register with a colleague. Two participants from the same organization pay $1200 (a cost-saving of $100 on tuition).

Workshop Presenters. Presenters share their knowledge and expertise at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy and may attend the full program by paying a $150 presenter registration fee.

Earn 3 Graduate Credits (Optional): Attendees can also earn graduate credit for the Summer Institute by enrolling in EDC 531: Teaching and Learning with Digital Literacy. Participants who enrolled in the 2013 Summer Institute for graduate credit would now enroll in EDC 586: Leading with Digital Literacy for the 2014 Summer Institute.  Participants who decide to earn graduate course credit will complete two additional assignments before and after the Summer Institute.  The tuition fee for either graduate course is $990 (which includes the $650 institute registration fee). Presenters who choose to earn graduate credit are also expected to pay this full tuition fee. 

URI Faculty and Staff. Register for the special rate of $150.

Leadership Track. For returning 2013 participants, a leadership track offers specialized training in digital literacy leadership, led by Charlie Coiro and Joyce Valenza. You are automatically enrolled in the Leadership Track if you participated in the 2013 program. You can choose to enroll as part of the GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM or for regular program fee. Learn more here: Leadership Track

Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Literacy. We have launced a 4-course graduate certificate progam in digital literacy at the University of Rhode Island. This program provides advanced training in digital literacy in an intense 12 month program. Learn more about our program here. We received formal approval of this program on May 9, 2014. 

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