1.15.19 Digital Literacy ~ A Critical Curricular Component for Today’s Digital Natives: K-12

Audience: principals; instructional coaches; curriculum directors; and classroom teachers

Did you know sixty-four percent of today’s kids have access to the Internet via their own device? With the popularity of YouTube, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, students are regularly presented with information through multiple modalities. Reading the printed word is no longer enough to be literate. While our students today may be able to work these newer modes of communication, they often lack the ability to read them. Integrating digital literacy into the curriculum is not only engaging; it is critical.


In this session, we will
• explore the fundamentals of digital literacy.
• practice spotting fake news and websites.
• examine the English Language Arts standards and the ISTE standards for teaching and learning that emphasize digital literacy.
• reflect on how different modes of communication can alter the meaning of a text.
• discover simple, yet powerful methods to authentically integrate digital literacy into any ELA curriculum through the integration of the Internet and children’s literature.


Presenter: Kelli Westmoreland, Literacy Consultant, Booksource

8:30 – 11:30 am

Multnomah Education Service District
11611 NE Ainsworth Circle • Portland OR 97220

* There is no cost to attend this session. (Not a sales presentation.)

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