Read the World NOW
by Kristin Ziemke
With the influx of mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there’s no question that literacy is changing. But are we adjusting our pedagogy to adopt and adapt literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner?
This preconference workshop will explore the latest research and trends in digital literacy and investigate new modalities that require students to read beyond the text to comprehend new information. Holding on to what we know about best practice instruction, we’ll rethink reading with images, video, sketchnotes, graphics, AR and VR. Together, we’ll collect exemplars and craft lessons that explicitly teach students to analyze features they may encounter as they read the world. Attendees will leave with a set of digital artifacts to share back at school with colleagues that craft a vision for literacy today.
See also Kristin’s Keynote.
About the Presenter
Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban school districts. As a teacher of primary age learners in Chicago, Kristin engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Author ofAmplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher and Chicago’s 2013 Tech Innovator of the Year, Kristin seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation. She collaborates with educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer.
Price: $175 – $225
Date: 11 May
Time: 9am – 3pm
Visual Literacy: Cinematic Storytelling with Mobile Devices in the Classroom
by Michael Hernandez
In this hands-on session, learn how to create video stories using your mobile device. The session will prepare you to integrate video storytelling into your classes and empower your students to tell compelling multimedia stories. We will cover elements of story, differences between video and text-based storytelling, cinematography and sound basics, interview skills, how to edit using iMovie for iOS, distributing student work and more. We will also discuss sample lessons and best practices for integrating video stories into all subject areas and grade levels.
Participants should come to the session with an iPad or iPhone with the latest version of iMovie installed.
- Why cinematic storytelling?
- Differences between video and traditional texts
- 5 minute film school
- iMovie Tutorial
- Hands-on project 1
- Review projects
- Interview skills
- Hands-on project 2
- Ethics, copyright, safety and digital citizenship
- Sample Lessons and Best Practices
- Assessment and grading
About the Presenter
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools.
His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in their classrooms, communities and the world. He believes that a collaborative, student-centered classroom is the best way to achieve these goals because it allows students to have voice in their learning.
He believes that we can use technology to amplify great teaching and prepare our students to be dynamic learners in a rapidly evolving world. Digital tools should help teachers and students work smarter, not harder.
Keynote: Media Literacy: From Fake News to Social Justice Tool
EXTENDED SESSION 1: Digital Storytelling for Literacy