SAMPLE WORKSHOPS

More than 30 workshops are available to participants during the week. The topics shown on this page are a small sample of the many that were presented in 2019. A complete schedule of 2020 workshops will be available by June 1. 

AMAZING TEXTS

Explore a crowdsourced gallery of contemporary propaganda and learn how to introduce students to recognize how it evokes strong emotions and bypasses critical thinking. 

VIDEO ANNOTATION TOOLS

Video viewing can be a passive form of learning with more entertainment than education. While viewing, people can get swept away with the ideas and points of view depicted and fail to activate their intellectual curiosity. Shift that paradigm by using video annotation as a means to deepen critical thinking about media. 

ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS WITH "I WONDER" MAPS

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. 

UNPACKING THE LANGUAGE OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE STANDARDS

This session will focus on where the language of digital and media literacy is found in the standards. The purpose is to equip you with the necessary understanding to justify the use of a variety of networked devices for teaching and learning. We’ll unpack a few of the standards in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies and discuss what types of tools, resources, and materials would best support the standard in the classroom.

Twitter for Learning

Building your own PLN (personal learning network) has become one of the most effective ways to engage in professional development. How can social networking tools such as Twitter help you become a better teacher? Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to this session to sign up for Twitter, engage in a brief chat, and identify future chats in which you might want to participate. 

DIGITAL EMPATHY

Mobile devices have dramatically changed how we interact. But are we leveraging digital tools to amplify the human experience? This jam-packed session will show you how to build a culture and community rooted in compassion and caring for next generation hearts and minds.

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR DELIBERATION

Come learn how K-12 teachers and college instructors are using this online inquiry tool to help students in middle school and beyond identify and link arguments for and against an issue in ways that form a visual representation of an argument chain. The tools also offers digital scaffolds designed to help learners identify multiple perspectives, generate related search queries, organize and evaluate claims provided by the author, and integrate information from multiple online sources into a cohesive, source-based essay. 

DIGITAL LITERACY IN ONLINE LEARNING

This is an informal discussion group for faculty who are currently teaching online, using blended learning techniques, or considering developing an online course.