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Digital Collaboration to Support Literacy Classrooms
Wednesday August 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa
Sponsored by myON
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One of the most powerful ways students learn is through social and dialogic experiences. From students working in pairs, small groups, or whole-class discussions, constructing knowledge happens best when students work together. Traditionally, these collaborative interactions only took place in the classroom face to face; today we live in an era where teachers and students interact in both an analog and digital space.
In this edWebinar, Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa, examine what contemporary collaboration means and how best to implement collaborative literacy learning in both the traditional classroom as well as the blended one. They will discuss Collaboration and its relationship to the 4 Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creation, and Critical Thinking. Their presentation provides examples of both analog and digital collaboration tools for high-functioning literacy classrooms.
This edWebinar is designed for K-12 educators, leaders, and librarians who have a literacy focus, however, all education professionals are invited to attend this live, interactive event. Learn more about digital collaboration to support literacy classrooms!
About the Presenters
Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, author and dad. He is the author of book The Tech-Savvy Administrator: How do I use technology to be a better school leader? As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology and best known as @web20classroom, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning and communicating. Steven presents at conferences worldwide and is also responsible in helping create #edchat, the most popular educational hashtag on Twitter. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Microsoft Hero of Education and one of the top educational influencers on Twitter. Follow him at @Web20Classroom.
Shaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As a high school teacher, she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as an education services consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa. There, her primary focus is on technology, literacy, and authentic intellectual work. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a Google Certified Innovator and has training in project based learning from the Buck Institute, instructional coaching, and reading and writing workshop from Lucy Calkins. Follow her on Twitter @shfarnsworth and read her blog, http://shaelynnfarnsworth.com.
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