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Redesigning Literacy Instruction in a Student-Centered Classroom
Monday April 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa
Sponsored by myON
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Ubiquitous technology is redefining literacy and has implications on learning and teaching. The emergence of multimodal communication requires additional skills teachers must equip their students with to prepare them to be both college and career-ready.
In this edWebinar, Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa, explain a simplified version of balanced literacy that is grounded in best practices and will help you reimagine reading and writing in the classroom through an edtech redesign. They share ways to develop and hone the literacy skills students need now and in the future. Zooming in on small group instruction, participants will examine literacy and technology with an emphasis on reading: guided reading, strategy groups, and literature discussions.
Steven and Shaelynn also explore how intentional technology integration increases student achievement and allows educators to differentiate in a student-centered classroom. K-8 teachers, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, technology integrationists, literacy coaches, and school librarians are watch this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, author and dad. He is the author of book The Tech-Savvy Administrator: How do I use technology to be a better school leader? As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology and best known as @web20classroom, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning and communicating. Steven presents at conferences worldwide and is also responsible in helping create #edchat, the most popular educational hashtag on Twitter. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Microsoft Hero of Education and one of the top educational influencers on Twitter. Follow him at @Web20Classroom.
Shaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As a high school teacher, she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as an education services consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa. There, her primary focus is on technology, literacy, and authentic intellectual work. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a Google Certified Innovator and has training in project based learning from the Buck Institute, instructional coaching, and reading and writing workshop from Lucy Calkins. Follow her on Twitter @shfarnsworth and read her blog, http://shaelynnfarnsworth.com.
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