Please join us on July 3rd, 10:30-11:30 AM EST for a Special #literacies Chat with the participants of the Fordham University Literacy Institute! Many of these participants will be chatting on Twitter for the first time. The participants, a mix of doctoral students, elementary school teachers, and English and Social Studies teachers, will be spending the summer considering what it means to be a contemporary learner. From the Literacy Institute:
As we look to the future of education, we know we must engage learners digitally. We must develop digital literacies and critical content knowledge, and we must transform classrooms and schools that have evolved from industrial models. Institute participants will examine where we are headed and provide tools for how to get there.
- Who are contemporary learners?
- What is the potential for teaching and learning in an age of Web 2.0?
- How can we use technologies to build literacy and content knowledge and skills?
- How can we use technologies to expand the walls of the classroom?
- Who am I as a teacher, and where do I need to grow to meet the needs of contemporary learners?
For this chat, we will consider their guiding questions and a few more:
- What changes have you seen in literacies in your lifetime?
- What changes have you seen in your own literacies practices in the past few years?
- Who are teachers as contemporary learners?
- How are teachers learning in an age of Web 2.0?