A Digital Literacy Conference for K-12 Educators and Admins
Online | September 16, 2022 @ 8:30am CT

Register Schedule

Explore digital literacy during a one-day professional learning opportunity

for teachers, administrators, technology coaches, and library media specialists.

 

On average, young adults today spend nearly 10 hours a day consuming media, including at school and in their free time. Within that timeframe, they can be exposed to thousands of media messages – some of which require extra effort to analyze and contextualize.

Do these young adults fully understand what they are seeing on a daily basis? Can they distinguish between real or altered content? Now more than ever, digital literacy — the ability to use technology to locate, evaluate, interpret, and create information — is a critical skill that needs attention if students are going to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Join education stakeholders from around Illinois on September 16, 2022, for a one-day virtual conference centered on digital literacy, with presenters offering their views on how to best integrate this new literacy into instruction across subject areas and grade levels. With this knowledge, educators will be better able to guide their students toward becoming productive, ethical, and empathetic digital citizens – both as consumers and as creators.

 

Date
September 16, 2022

Location
Online

Cost
$25 (includes access to post-event recordings)

PD Hours
4

Questions
Please contact Brian Bates at bbates@ltcillinois.org with questions.

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Opening (8:30-9:50)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (8:30-8:45)

Tim McIlvain – Executive Director, LTC

 

Opening Keynote (8:50-9:50)

Dr. Kristen Mattson, Edvolve
Block 1 (10:00-10:50)

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

Eric Santos

 

“I’ll Google it,” K-2 Style!

Amy Graham

 

Know Your (Copy)Rights : What Educators Can and Can’t Use

Emily Pool

 

Internet 101: Stuff You Pretend to Know but Are Afraid to Ask

Nicole Zumpano

 

Critical Consumers Become Creative Curators in the ELA Classroom

Nicole Stroup
Block 2 (10:55-11:45)

Not as Boring as it Sounds: Copyright Made Easy

Renee Bogacz

 

Social Media and Social Emotional Wellness

Sarah Phelps

 

Verify B4U Amplify – How2INFORM: Combating Misinformation Online

Vesna Markovic and Kimberly Skubic

 

Using Online Tools to Foster Communication with Families

Shauna Oakwood

 

Elevate Student Agency Through Video

Beth Rihtar
Lunch (11:45-12:15)
Block 3 (12:15-1:05)

Sketchnoting for Visual Literacy – You Don’t Need to be an Artist!

Jen Leban

 

Just Click Record! Podcasts for Students or Professional Learning

Matt Jacobson

 

Applied Digital Skills: Using Project-Based Lessons to Promote Digital and Life Skills

Cassidy Kuhlmann

 

Effective Methods for Finding and Curating OER Materials

Steve Baule

 

Media Literacy with Cross-Curricular Resources

Luci Cambria
Block 4 (1:10-2:00)

Digital Storytelling in the Primary Classroom

Melinda Kolk

 

Create Sticky Online Learning for Your Students

Matt Jacobson

 

Responsible Decision Making: Become Cyber-Secure and Safe Online Today!

Holly Kelly and Eric Mukensturm

 

We the Consumers: Media Literacy’s Role in Effective Digital Consumerism

Sarah Michelle Clark

 

Student Voice and Student Choice: Building Solid Student Presentation Skills

Tyler Smith
September 16
8:30 am –
9:50 am
Main Program
Opening Keynote | We are ALL Teachers of Digital Literacy
September 16
10:00 am –
10:50 am
Information & News Literacy
Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World
September 16
10:00 am –
10:50 am
Information & News Literacy
“I’ll Google it,” K-2 Style!
September 16
10:00 am –
10:50 am
Ethical Uses of Digital Resources
Know Your (Copy)Rights : What Educators Can and Can’t Use
September 16
10:00 am –
10:50 am
Computer Literacy
Internet 101: Stuff You Pretend to Know but are Afraid to Ask
September 16
10:00 am –
10:50 am
Visual Literacy
Critical Consumers Become Creative Curators in the ELA Classroom
September 16
10:55 am –
11:45 am
Ethical Uses of Digital Resources
Not as Boring as it Sounds: Copyright Made Easy
September 16
10:55 am –
11:45 am
Digital Citizenship
Social Media and Social Emotional Wellness
September 16
10:55 am –
11:45 am
Information & News Literacy
Verify B4U Amplify – How2INFORM: Combating Misinformation Online
September 16
10:55 am –
11:45 am
Digital Communication
Using Online Tools to Foster Communication with Families
September 16
10:55 am –
11:45 am
Visual Literacy
Elevate Student Agency Through Video
September 16
11:45 am –
12:15 pm
Lunch
September 16
12:15 pm –
1:05 pm
Visual Literacy
Sketchnoting for Visual Literacy – You Don’t Need to be an Artist!
September 16
12:15 pm –
1:05 pm
Digital Communication
Just Click Record! Podcasts for Students or Professional Learning
September 16
12:15 pm –
1:05 pm
Information & News Literacy
Applied Digital Skills: Using Project-Based Lessons to Promote Digital and Life Skills
September 16
12:15 pm –
1:05 pm
Information & News Literacy
Effective Methods for Finding and Curating OER Materials
September 16
12:15 pm –
1:05 pm
Media Literacy
Media Literacy with Cross-Curricular Resources
September 16
1:10 pm –
2:00 pm
Digital Communication
Digital Storytelling in the Primary Classroom
September 16
1:10 pm –
2:00 pm
Digital Communication
Create Sticky Online Learning for Your Students
September 16
1:10 pm –
2:00 pm
Digital Citizenship
Responsible Decision Making: Become Cyber-Secure and Safe Online Today!
September 16
1:10 pm –
2:00 pm
Information & News Literacy
We the Consumers: Media Literacy’s Role in Effective Digital Consumerism
September 16
1:10 pm –
2:00 pm
General
Student Voice and Student Choice: Building Solid Student Presentation Skills

Session Strands

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.

Information & News Literacy

Presentations in this strand will address search skills, finding reliable sources, checking for credibility, and recognizing fake news.

Visual Literacy

Presentations in this strand will focus on understanding algorithms, analyzing images, sketch-noting, and using visual content (including GIFs and memes) to enhance engagement.

Digital Communication

Presentations in this strand will consider the impact of digital communication by discussing different means of communication (i.e. texts, GIFs, emails, etc.), social media, online communities, personal learning networks, rights as citizens and consumers, and social norms.

Digital Tattoos

This strand will consider the impact of your digital tattoo, mapping online spaces, performing data digs, and managing your online persona.

Ethical Use of Digital Resources

This strand will address ethical issues such as copyright, referencing digital resources, making and remixing digital content, and Creative Commons licenses.

General

This strand will share existing resources related to digital literacy including Open Educational Resources.

Digital Citizenship

This strand will share resources and discuss cyberbullying, digital wellness, screentime, civic action and responsibilities, and existing digital citizenship resources.

Media Literacy

Presentations in this strand with share strategies in media literacy topics such as persuasion tactics, big data, media literacy basic concepts, and branding and advertising (along with how to deconstruct media messages).

Computer Literacy

Presentations in this strand will focus on understanding general computer language and how systems work. It will include sessions on privacy and security, how to protect yourself online, understanding data collection techniques and practical skills to avoid fraud, phishing, spam, etc.