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Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills
Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Nettie McDonald Briggs, Senior Education Specialist, Learning.com; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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Our goal as educators is to prepare our students to face the challenges of tomorrow. These days that means ensuring they have the skills they need to succeed in our digital world. Though your students may be able to play video games and use cell phones, that doesn’t mean they have the digital literacy skills they need to be successful on online assessments, in college, or their future career in a global economy.
In this edWebinar, Nettie McDonald Briggs, Senior Education Specialist for Learning.com, and Jeff Meyer, Director of Education for Learning.com, share how you can give your students a competitive edge by equipping them with these critical digital literacy skills—starting as early as kindergarten:
- Keyboarding and word processing
- Online safety and digital citizenship
- Business applications, including spreadsheets and presentation software
- Computational thinking and coding
Find out how to implement a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum in either a computer lab or a classroom setting. Learn best practices on how you can integrate digital literacy into core area instruction. Elementary and middle school classroom teachers, technology teachers, library media specialists, principals, vice principals, and technology coordinators will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Nettie McDonald Briggs is an educator with 34 years of public education experience teaching many subjects, student populations, grade levels, and teachers. She currently is the senior education specialist for Learning.com where she supports successful district implementations of their resources. For 13 years, Nettie was part of building a very successful instructional technology program in a large Texas district. In addition to supporting K-8 teachers with technology integration, she led curriculum writing teams to organize Learning.com resources and district-created activities aligned to the K-8 technology and core subject standards to be used across the district. Nettie is passionate about supporting teachers’ understanding of how technology supports student learning of core area subjects.
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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Learning.com helps students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. We provide solutions to support educators as they build students’ digital literacy skills and transition to digital content. We work with 1 in 6 districts across the US and serve 5.6 million students across more than 20 countries.