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Preparing Students with the Technology Skills They Need for High School
Thursday January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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Digital Literacy instruction is no longer an option for students. Instead, national and state standards, online assessments and the proliferation of computing devices in the classroom require our students be technology proficient by eighth grade, if not earlier. Plus, our students’ careers depend upon their ability to understand and harness digital tools.
In this edWebinar, Jeff Meyer, Director of Education from Learning.com, provide insight on 12 essential digital literacy skills that every student should master before entering high school. The session includes an overview of:
- Standards and online assessments that drive digital literacy instruction
- Essential digital literacy skills that should be taught to insure your students’ success in school, with online assessments, and in their future careers
- Vital topics within each of the essentials and suggestions for when they should be taught in a K-8 digital literacy curriculum
- A variety of resources to support instruction in the essential digital literacy skills
This recorded edWebinar can be utilized by district and school administrators and instructional specialists when evaluating their district and school technology plans and curricula. It can be helpful to library-media specialists, technology and classroom teachers who want to evaluate their classroom instruction.
About the Presenter
Jeff Meyer, Director of Education for Learning.com, provides thought leadership, professional development, and consulting with educators, parents and students regarding the importance of digital literacy education and how Learning.com helps students excel in a digital world. Jeff has worked in public education since 1982 as a high school English language arts teacher and physical education coach. After receiving an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction and instructional technology, Jeff worked as Director of Professional Development and Instructional Technology in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas and then was named Director of Instructional Technology for Austin Independent School District in 2000. Jeff joined Learning.com in 2005, and has worked in a variety of roles, including professional development, customer services, and product marketing. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, student-centered approaches and digital resources to prepare students for the future.
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