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July 9 - 14, 2023

Providence, RI


Planning has already begun for the return of the fully in-person format of the 11th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence, Rhode Island, which will be designed especially for educators, librarians, and digital media professionals from around the world who work in K-12 schools or teacher education contexts.


Join us at the University of Rhode Island's downtown Providence campus as we build relationships and take a deep dive into hands-on, minds-on experiences that emphasize inquiry, collaboration, creation, and learning. Reflective walking tours through the city and evening social events across the week will ensure we make the most of our time together.


Coming soon, we will have more to share about our vision for an innovative and fully online learning experience that will take place in early 2024.    

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The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy is the world's longest-running professional development program in digital literacy. The program is a week-long interdisciplinary gathering that includes K-12 educators and school leaders; higher education faculty and researchers; school, public and academic librarians; media literacy educators working in non-school contexts; and journalists and creative media professionals.


During this intensive 42-hour program, you will get inspired by experts in literacy, learning, media and technology and have frequent opportunities to advance your digital literacy competencies through hands-on, minds-on learning experiences. Participate in meaningful conversations and develop collaborative relationships. Create a meaningful digital resource that you can implement or use in your own work context.


At the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, everyone learns from everyone! All week long, you will: 

  • Share ideas for how to integrate digital inquiry and creative production into K-12 classrooms, libraries, and/or maker spaces through intentional planning, experiential learning, collaboration, and innovative assessments of student learning.

  • Design and reflect upon culturally responsive teaching practices that empower learners as you examine the intersection between digital and media literacy, social justice and democracy.  

  • Learn about research that supports your strategic planning process and meet with others facing similar challenges to brainstorm creative approaches to find funding for digital and media literacy initiatives. 

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We are transforming professional learning 

with the power of leadership, innovation,

& community connection 

We'll be in Providence, Rhode Island in 2023!