JULY 19 - 24, 2020
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The power of partnership is  transformative

for professional learning 

We're thrilled to be entering a new era as we transform teaching & learning with digital literacy!

 

More than 850+ educators, librarians, college faculty, researchers, and media professionals have already experienced this unique, hands-on, minds-on learning experience. Over the past seven years, 80% of participants say it's the very best professional development program they have ever experienced in their careers.

 

Now we are coming to Chicago where you can join us for this intensive week-long program that will greatly advance your knowledge, skills and competencies in digital literacy education. 

WATCH THIS Informational VIDEO WEBINAR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  THE SUMMER INSTITUTE IN DIGITAL LITERACY

 

A Hands-On, Minds-On Experience

Literacy is changing as a result of rapidly-changing media and technologies.  In this six-day institute is an intensive, 42-hour summer professional development program, we consider the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and learning.

Discover and explore innovative approaches with K-12 educators, librarians, college and university faculty, leaders of community organizations

and media professionals. 

 

Join JULIE COIRO & RENEE HOBBS and their colleagues to learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for

learners of all ages. 

The University of Rhode Island Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy has been recognized in America's 2017 National Educational Technology (NET) Plan Update.

 
JULY 19 - 24, 2020
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
 

This program offers a deep-dive learning experience that combines hands:-on and minds-on learning through robust collaboration. We explore: 

  • online reading comprehension strategies and practices of multimedia composition

  • integrating inquiry learning practices using digital literacy pedagogies

  • approaches to integrating digital literacy into the school library 

  • media literacy education and the role of popular culture & digital media in the lives of children and teens

  • creative media production as a form of learning

  • design and implementation of online learning

  • strategies for analyzing contemporary propaganda and "fake news"

  • new forms of curation, collaboration and sharing 

  • the impact of algorithms on information choices

  • unexpected implications of digital media on culture, education & society

Format. It's a hands-on, minds-on learning experience, where you discover the power of digital literacy through intensive collaboration with a partner

   

Tips & Tools: Get plenty of hands-on learning-by-doing, choosing from a range of workshops where you explore digital platforms to foster learning, critical thinking, creativity and engagement.

 

Amazing Texts: These sessions are designed to inform participants of digital resources (websites, videos, books, games or interactive media or online content) that have value for teaching and learning.

Promising Practices: These sessions are designed to share digital literacy lessons or ideas that you've tried out or that you think have the potential to engage and inspire learners in a particular context.

Research Roundtable: These sessions are designed to give you time to share your most recent work, network with others interested in research, and obtain feedback from participants and digital literacy scholars.

 

Leadership: These sessions help you lead teams to advance digital literacy through the creative use of digital media and technology.

 

Fees.  Program fee of $800 includes program experience, materials, opening reception, lunch and daily refreshments. All participants receive a certificate indicating completion of the 42-hour intensive program. Continuing education credits from the State of Illinois are available.

 

Graduate Credit. You can earn 3 graduate credits by completing additional assignments and paying a fee of $350, for a total tuition of $1150. After you take the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy for graduate credit, you may choose to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, a 12-credit blending learning program from the University of Rhode Island's Allan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies. 

 

The nationally-recognized Summer Institute in Digital Literacy is expanding the scope of its reach as the premiere professional development program in digital literacy.  A partnership with National Louis University, located in downtown Chicago, will enable us to build upon our success. 

RENEE HOBBS

JULIE COIRO

Teacher, researcher, activist and media maker with a passion for digital and media literacy

Internationally recognized expert on inquiry in digital literacy & online reading comprehension

PLUS A TALENTED TEAM OF EXPERTS, EDUCATORS AND ADVOCATES

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FEATURED EXPERTS

TROY HICKS & KRISTIN ZIEMKE

Your Partners in Learning

RYAN MCCARTY & SOPHIE DEGENER

KARA CLAYTON & MARY MOEN

AMANDA MURPHY & YONTY FRIESEM

KRISTIN HOKANSON & TERRY DEENEY

JILL CASTEK & CHARLIE COIRO

 

  

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

TISHA LEWIS ELLISon

 

Dr. Tisha Lewis Ellison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Formerly a reading specialist and classroom teacher, her research takes a critical perspective on how agency, identity, and power among African American families and adolescents are constructed as they use digital tools to make sense of their lives. Dr. Lewis Ellison was the recipient of the 2016 Early Career Achievement Award recipient from the Literacy Research Association, the National Council of Teachers of English's Promising Researcher Award.