Librarians

School, public and academic librarians advance digital literacy competencies collaboratively to create an opportunity for authentic exploration and collaboration. Librarians are teachers, leaders, information specialists, instructional partners, and program administrators. You'll have time to design digital literacy learning experiences that will best advance your impact in any or all of these roles. Some workshops include: 

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Using Mind Maps for Inquiry Research

Find out how a simple graphic organizer and a few essential questions will engage students in the process of generating questions to drive inquiry research. Based on Stripplinger’s inquiry research process model, educators who use this easy activity may say goodbye to traditional research projects forever.

 

Create & Collaborate with Stop Motion Animation

Media literacy is not just about evaluating media, but also about creating media messages. In this train the trainer session, participants will learn basic of techniques of stop motion animation, view examples of student work, discuss equipment and materials, and work in a group to create their own short film.

 

Free Yourself From the Filter Bubble

Explore Allsides, a free educational website that provides news from diverse perspectives and includes interactive media bias detecting tools.  Brainstorm ways you can use this website to engage your students in media literacy, balanced news consumption, and provide a new resource for argument essays on political topics and issues.

 

Global Oneness Project

Be inspired to help connect your students to the world. The exquisitely produced multimedia stories and quality lesson plans focus on cultural, environmental and social issues that touch on universal themes of identity, diversity, resilience, empathy, love, and our common humanity. A wonderful and free resource to support student development of critical thinking, listening, and empathy.