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Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

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Thursday, April 6 • 14:45 - 15:30
Considering Contexts of the Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

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Literacy is the means in which we communicate with each other in order to learn. In 2016, in an ever changing world of technology, what are the essential elements of digital literacies that we can use to help support learning? In this workshop, participants will examine the 8 Essential Elements of Digital Literacies developed by Doug Belshaw. Participants will use their own contextual examples to consider the landscape of possible digital literacies and how learners are demonstrating these literacies throughout K-12 schools. The workshop will include three parts: 1) An overview of Essential Elements of Digital Literacies 2) Brainstorming Examples of Contextual Digital Artifacts that demonstrate Digital Literacies 3) A Group Discussion considering how to support Teachers in Developing Competency in Digital Literacies.

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Verena Roberts

Learning Specialist - Technology, Rocky View School Division No. 41
Verena Roberts is a Technology for Learning Specialist with Rocky View Schools. She has facilitated or developed a wide range of open networked learning projects with a focus on online and blended learning and open educational resources (OER). Some of her projects include cMOOCS like #Digifoot12, #ETMOOC and Alberta's #OCLMOOC as well as the #Gamified Project. She has consulted with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC), Michigan... Read More →

Thursday April 6, 2017 14:45 - 15:30
Salon E

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