JULY 19 - 24, 2020
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.
PLAN C FOR CORONAVIRUS
This program will be offered July 19 - 24, 2020 as scheduled. It will not be cancelled.
We will announce by May 30th if the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy will be held as a face-to-face program in Chicago, as a blended F2F plus virtual program, or as a fully virtual program. Whichever format we use, it will be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience!
Given all that we are experiencing now, the faculty team is excited about maximizing professional development learning opportunities in the online environment.
JOIN US us for this intensive week-long program that will greatly advance your
knowledge, skills and competencies in digital literacy education.
Participants who have pre-registered will be invited to formally register for the program on May 30.
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
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. NOTE: Pricing will change if the program is offered fully online.
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.
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
TROY HICKS & KRISTIN ZIEMKE
Your Partners in Learning
RYAN MCCARTY & SOPHIE DEGENER
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.