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Program SCHEDULE is now available

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July 10 - 15, 2022

ABOUT THE PROGRAM. This summer, the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy will be held online in a unique professional learning format that offers you a flexible schedule so that you can participate from anywhere in the world while balancing work, home, and family. It 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 creative media professionals. We will be making the most of the online format, taking full advantage of the many affordances digital technology offers us. 

FORMAT: This program uses a mix of real-time (synchronous) and anytime (asynchronous) learning  experiences, with a flexible schedule. You will have permanent access to all the digital resources and rich content of the Summer Institute's keynote addresses with "Digging Deeper" hands-on, minds-on learning. You'll choose to participate in many different workshops and conversations, and work with a partner on an inquiry project that involves creating media using "the power of two."


Make new friends and build important professional relationships. Everyone learns from everyone! 

PROGRAM FEE:  Regular enrollment, $500. This fee includes all program materials, including permanent online access to the digital resources of all workshops. You can also choose to receive three graduate credits from the University of Rhode Island. These can be used to fulfill requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy or for any graduate program. Graduate enrollment total cost: $900.

DATES: The program begins on Sunday, July 10th at 1 PM CST and concludes on Friday, July 15, 4 PM CST. The schedule shown below is a draft schedule. 

LOCATION: The program uses Zoom and the Media Education Lab's Pathwright Learning Management System. You'll have a chance to get acquainted with the online participants in an optional pre-event program to familiarize yourself with the platforms and apps we will be using.  

SCHEDULE: This schedule gives you a good idea of the diverse components of the 6-day program.  You are free to choose the program elements that are most meaningful to you. We offer a certificate of completion to those who participate in The Power of Two Design Studio project. Additional work is required for those completing the program for graduate credit. 

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