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Teaching Digital Literacy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Teaching Digital Literacy

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT; and Joyce Valenza, Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University, MI Program
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources


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This webinar focuses on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT,  outlines distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlights how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. The program also focused on digital collection development and how using library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process.

This webinar is part of a two-part series:
Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes
Teaching Digital Literacy.


michelle luhtalaAbout the Presenters


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.


Joyce Valenza

After 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian, Joyce Kasman Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the MI program where she prepares our future librarians. Joyce has worked in special, public, and school libraries.

Joyce is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as one of Technology and Learning’s 100@30, was honored with the 2011 Edublogs Award for Lifetime Achievement, and presented a TEDxPhillyEd talk at Wharton University.

For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has authored books on information skills for ALA Editions and Information Today, currently writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. Joyce is active in AASL, ALA, and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of #tlchat. Follow Joyce on Twitter @joycevalenza.

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mackin educational resources For more than 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and unblemished reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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