During the 2014- 2015 school year, faculty and administrative leaders at the Newport Public Schools will be engaging in a digital literacy initiative. The first meeting of the Digital Literacy Leadership Team is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Today, we all recognize that children and teens are growing up digital. Digital media texts, tools and technologies can engage student learning in powerful ways. Educators can help expand the digital and media literacy competencies of all students in the school district through developing communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills.
Educators in the Newport Public Schools can advance leadership competencies and help promote integration of digital and media literacy in our community. A partnership between the Newport Public Schools and the Media Education Lab will help develop district-level initiatives in digital and media literacy during the 2014-2015 school year.
Digital Literacy Catalyst Teachers will get opportunities to explore rigorous and effective practices of teaching and learning in digital literacy. Activities may include:reading and discussion: linking the literacies; demonstration of model lessons; lesson study; curriculum mapping for digital and media literacy; implementation and assessment strategy by grade level review; assessment strategies for digital and media literacy curriculum; coaching; elbow-to-elbow support; practical digital skills training;review and discussion of student work.
Members of the Digital Literacy Leadership Team will get opportunities to offer turnaround training in digital and media literacy and office advice on how to best advance the district's initiative over time.
Participants include: Corey Johnson, Bill Kimes, June MCGreacy, Tina Brownell, Lisa Kirby, Jennifer Robinson, Amie Shinego, Audrey Boisvert, Stacey Lyon, Jane Perry and Christianne Fisher.