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Integrating Digital Literacy into Core Subject Areas
Wednesday March 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
In many school districts today, digital literacy skills are not being systematically taught, and differing levels of focus on them has resulted in differing levels of ability. Just as we address varying levels of reading proficiency, it’s important that we ensure consistent digital skills development across all of the core subject areas.
The future careers of your students depend on their ability to understand and harness digital tools. 96% of employed Americans use digital technology daily and 62% say the Internet is an integral part of their jobs. A recent report estimated the cost to the U.S. economy of lost productivity due to the “digital skills gap” as roughly $1.3 trillion a year.
In this edWebinar, Jeff Meyer, Director of Education from Learning.com, provides insight on the 12 essentials of digital literacy and:
- Core subject area standards that require students to demonstrate digital literacy skills
- Ideas for incorporating these essential digital literacy skills into core subject areas
- How to evaluate the effectiveness of your digital literacy programs
Elementary and middle school level teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, and school administrators will benefit from this recorded sesssion. Learn how to incorporate critical digital literacy skills into core subject areas.
About the Presenter
Jeff Meyer is the director of education for Learning.com and resident product expert for its digital literacy solutions who works to identify best practices for internal and external audiences. Jeff has 34 years of experience working in education as a public school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
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