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Visual and Data Literacy Learning
Wednesday May 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources
Visual and data literacy are integral elements of media literacy. Many websites feature images and statistical information to attract and inform visitors. Understanding these features helps students think critically about what they read and learn. Visual literacy promotes inquiry and helps synthesize learning. It challenges students to develop skepticism. Learners with strong data literacy skills can mash up data sets to create new learning. Incorporating visual and data literacy into professional learning offerings helps teachers transform their curricular units.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, shares strategies to fold visual and data literacy into classroom and professional learning. All K-12 librarians, teachers, and administrators interested in learning more about visual and data literacy learning will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.
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