Did you know that the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy inspired the growth of digital and media literacy education in Brazil?
Learn more about the global impact of the world's longest-running professional development program in digital literacy
After three years of being fully online, we will gather once again in person in Providence to make sense of what we've learned and imagine the possibilities ahead.
Come make new friends and build important professional relationships as you explore the power of inquiry, collaboration, and creation!
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, disciplinary learning, 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.
Join Us This Summer In Providence!
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What You Need To Know
A Hands-On, Minds-On Experience
Like No Other!
The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy is the nation’s premier 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.
Location: The 11th annual program will be held July 9 - 14, 2023 in a fully in-person format at the University of Rhode Island's downtown campus in Providence, RI.
You can participate in the 11th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in one of four ways:
Providence Program: $990. This program includes a face-to-face learning experience, plus breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day.
The program fee includes the complete program experience and permanent access to all digital materials and resources. All participants receive a certificate indicating completion of the 42-hour intensive program.
GRADUATE CREDIT ENROLLMENT
Providence, Grad Credit Option: $1,300 Take the program in Providence and receive 3 graduate credits for $1,300 by completing 42 hours of instruction during the week of July 9-14. Complete 2 additional reading and writing activities after the program is over. This program includes refreshments and lunch each day.
Graduate Certificate Option. After attending the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, many people develop an appetite for learning more. That's why we offer the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, which is a 12-credit certificate program that can be taken over the course of 12 months.
TIER 2 LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
If you have participated in the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in any of the past 11 years, come back for the Tier 2 Leadership Program. You can participate in Providence for the same program fee as shown above.
TIER 3 COMMUNITY
If you have completed Tier 2 or served as a Faculty Member or Workshop Presenter at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, join us this summer in Providence for fellowship, networking, and learning. Program fee: $300 (includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day)
The premiere professsional development program in digital & media literacy, now celebrating its 11th anniversary
Inspiring keynotes, hands-on creative & collaborative workshops, plus time for rich community conversations