This event is the premiere professional development program for K-12 and college educators, librarians and media professionals.
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. 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
Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Literacy. We have launched a 4-course graduate certificate program in digital literacy at the University of Rhode Island. This program provides advanced training in digital literacy in an intense 12-month program. We received formal approval of this program on May 9, 2014 and the program has received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. You can develop your leadership in digital literacy by participating in the Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Literacy for a total program cost of only $6,100.
Dates: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015, 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 Fee: $700. Includes program materials, opening reception, lunches and daily refreshments. REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 15
Workshop Presenters. Presenters whose proposals are accepted share their knowledge and expertise at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy and may attend the full program by paying a $300 presenter registration fee. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL OPENS FEB 15.
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 $1050 (which includes the $700 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 $300.
Leadership Track. For returning 2014 participants, a leadership track offers specialized training in digital literacy leadership, led by Charlie Coiro. You are automatically enrolled in the 2015 Leadership Track if you participated in the 2014 program. You can choose to enroll as part of the GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM or for regular program fee. Learn more here: Leadership Track.
During the 2015 URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, we will:
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