July 9 - 14, 2023
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.
The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy is the world's longest-running professional development program in digital literacy. For 2023, the program will be a week-long interdisciplinary gathering designed especially for educators, librarians, and digital media professionals from around the world who work in K-12 schools or teacher education contexts.
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 teacher education contexts 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.
Examine how literacy is changing as a result of media and technology and the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and learning at all levels.
Learn concrete strategies for cultivating environments where all students have equal opportunities to learn, share their voices, and work toward meaningful, authentic, and relevant goals.
Build new networks and create new visions for "doing" education in changing and challenging times as you engage in daily conversations throughout the week.
Enlarge your identity as a leader in digital literacy.
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