What is reThinking Literacy?

A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

When Is reThinking Literacy?

11 – 13 May 2017 – Main Conference

2017 Conference Themes

  • New Literacies

    Looking at the broadest definition of literacy and growth of video and multiliteracies where meaning is derived from context.

  • Digital Text

    Looking at the development and impact of online texts and new genres and how these will influence the teaching of reading.

  • Reading & Writing Workshop

    Exploring the effective use of digital tools which can enrich, amplify and transform the Reading and Writing Workshop model.

  • Leadership & Development

    Innovative whole school approaches in the area of literacy and showcasing mechanisms to support teachers.

  • Outside School

    How is “being literate” changing beyond the walls of school? How might schools best prepare students for this world?

  • Apps & Tools

    Guided discussion and exploration of digital tools to support and enhance reading and writing in the classroom.

reThinking Literacy Vision

Provide a venue for discussion and dissemination of good practices around how literacy is changing and how it is taught in the 21st century.