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Digital Literacy: The New Urgency

Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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From Online Assessments to Digital Citizenship, Creating a Continuum of Instruction

Presented by Mary Knight, Director of Technology, Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Our students can text and tweet… but when it comes to using technology for teaching and learning, there’s often a skills gap. Educators have often discovered that 21st century digital natives often benefit from curriculum and instruction that emphasizes core digital literacy skills, from keyboarding to word processing, creating multimedia presentations to understanding digital citizenship.

Mary Knight, Director of Technology for Flagstaff Unified School in Arizona presented a thought-provoking, practical session covering these critical digital literacy topics:

  • Techniques for integrating digital literacy into the curriculum
  • New tools and resources for teaching digital literacy
  • Connecting the dots between digital literacy and the skills needed for online assessment success
  • Ensuring district-wide consistency of digital literacy instruction
  • Providing a continuum of digital literacy instruction from the early grades through secondary school
  • Making digital literacy and digital citizenship priorities and involving the larger learning community in the initiative

From starting the digital literacy conversation with district and site leaders to implementing a successful program, Mary Knight shared her insights and experiences in Flagstaff. This webinar will benefit Curriculum Directors, Principals (Elementary/Middle/Junior), Technology Coordinators & Directors, Classroom Teachers Grades K-8, School Librarians & Media Specialists, Assessment Specialists, and Title I Coordinators.

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mary knightMary has been an educator for over 25 years and has served as the Director of Technology for Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona since 2001. Her initial teaching position as an Elementary Library Media Specialist provided an opportunity to witness the power of technology in students’ hands. From 2007-10 she served as Project Director for the Northern Arizona Technology Integration Coaching Consortium (NATICC)–one of the coaching projects featured in the ISTE white paper on Coaching. She served for two years as the President of the Arizona Technology in Education Alliance (AzTEA), is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Scholastic Administrator Magazine, has spoken at ISTE and other educational events on mobile devices, gesture-based computing, peer coaching and strategies for transforming classrooms into effective digital age learning environments. Follow her on Twitter @maryknight56.


A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event. provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts around the country equip their students with the digital literacy skills needed for online assessments, college, and the workforce using our award-winning digital literacy solutions. supports districts as they move to digital content with tools to build and share district-created digital curriculum.


Thursday, December 3, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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