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  • Narragansett Public Schools, January 2015

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Event Date 

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 19:30 to Monday, January 19, 2015 - 19:30
EST

Place 

Narragansett Public Schools, RI

Description 

The Media Education Lab is collaborating with the Narragansett Public School to develop digital literacy in the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Inspired by faculty members Joan Mouradjian, Brien Jennings and Sue Sabella, the Superintendent and Principals of the elementary, middle school and high school are working with a cadre of teacher-leaders as DIGITAL LITERACY LEADERSHIP TEAM. Faculty and staff at each building serve as DIGITAL LITERACY CATALYST teachers and meet regularly to learn more about digital literacy, develop new knowledge and skills and "start something."

 

On January 9, the group met to reflect on their progress and chart the year ahead. These key ideas emerged from their work:

 

WHAT PROGRESS HAVE WE MADE IN 2014?
  • The District has explored a variety of tools and how best to use them.  This is moving our work forward with * 1:1 Pilots at NES and BYOD at NHS and Chromebooks
  • Narragansett staff chose to be involved in a variety of different ways with the collaboration of Leaders to move the entire district forward.
  • Learners' collaborative and communication skills have increased due to the intentional use of technology tools and digital media.  
 
WHAT ARE OUR CORE VALUES AND VISION FOR DIGITAL LITERACY AT NPS?
VISION/VALUES  
  • Engaging all Learners 
  • Developing  Digital Citizenship
  • Individualizing Learning 
 
WHAT CHALLENGES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED?
  • Vertical articulation--deciding what is important/what comes first, models of digi lit lessons aligned to CCSS, how to cope with grade levels and teachers wanting to own certain tools, what pedagogy should be changed and how, how to have enough tech for each student
  • Time--being with students and as a learner (personal growth) and time for collaboration, keeping up with everything
  • Collaboration and engagement--who wants to take part, when and how, and levels of support
  • Technology - providing more access to students and teachers. including Smartboards and Chrome books
 
WHAT ARE WE IMAGINING FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
  • More student and teacher engagement
  • Expansion of technology such as 1-1, google training
  • Expansion of digital literacy with other teachers not in current catalyst group to share,plan and reflect (book groups, digi-playground)
 

 

 

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