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Digital Literacy Conference +Proposals

June 10 - June 11

Teens (ages 13-18 ) spend nearly 10 hours a day consuming media. Within that timeframe, they can be exposed to thousands of media messages. Do they understand what they see? Can they distinguish between real or altered content? Digital literacy — the ability to use technology to locate, evaluate, interpret and create information — is a critical skill that needs attention in today’s classrooms.

Join teachers and other education stakeholders for a two-day conference that aims to help us understand and navigate this literacy so we can guide our students to become productive, ethical and empathetic digital citizens.

Proposal applications open: Jan. 13
Proposal application close: Mar. 13
Event schedule published: Mar. 27

Presenter Benefits

Breakout session presenters: Conference registration fee ($75) for presenters and up to one co-presenters will be waived for the full-day June 11th event.

Workshop presenters: The presenter will be paid an honorarium of $100 (half-day) or $175 (full-day)

The term “digital literacy” encapsulates a series of big ideas centered around helping students become productive, successful digital citizens and consumers. The following strands are big-picture topics with subtopics listed beneath them. Priority will be given to presentations that incorporate SEL in addition to digital literacy.

ILTPP is a program of the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education organization that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities that further four main focus areas; digital teaching, learning, and leadership; network and technology infrastructure; student data security and safety; and equity and access. The LTC’s goal is to maximize school districts’ access to technology and enhance districts’ use of technology to improve educational opportunities for the students of Illinois. One of the ways in which the LTC increases “access” is by increasing affordability through ILTPP. More information about the LTC is available at ltcillinois.org.

Details

Start:
June 10
End:
June 11
Event Category:
Website:
https://ltcillinois.org/digital/digitalliteracyconference/

Organizer

LTC
Website:
https://ltcillinois.org/

Venue

NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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