Request for Proposals

September 14 & 15, 2023 | Virtual & In-Person @ NIU Naperville

Request for Proposals

Share your valuable knowledge and experience with your peers!

K-12 teachers, support staff, library media specialists, and other educators with digital literacy experience are invited to submit a session proposal for DigLitCon 2023 Proposals will be evaluated based upon the criteria below. Proposal submission will begin February 24, 2023 and close April 15, 2023.

Session Strands

Information and News Literacy

Addressing search skills, discovering reliable sources, checking for credibility, and recognizing fake news.

Visual Literacy

Understanding algorithms, analyzing images, using GIFs and memes in education, and sketch-noting.

Digital Communication

Discussing different digital means of communication (i.e. texts, GIFs, emails, etc.), social media, online communities, personal learning networks, rights of digital citizens and consumers, and social norms.

Media Literacy

Sharing strategies for teaching topics including (but not limited to): media literacy basics, persuasion tactics, big data, branding and advertising, and deconstructing media messages.

Computer Literacy

Understanding general computer language and how computerized systems work, as well topics including privacy and security, how to protect one’s self online, understanding contemporary data collection techniques, and practical skills for avoiding fraud, phishing, spam, etc.

Ethical Use of Digital Resources

Addressing ethical issues such as copyright, referencing digital resources, making and remixing digital content, and Creative Commons licenses.

Digital Tattoos

Considering the impact of one’s presence online, mapping online spaces, performing data digs, and managing one’s online persona.

Digital Citizenship

Sharing resources and discussing topics related to fostering thoughtful digital citizenship, including digital wellness, screen time, civic action and responsibilities, and cyberbullying.

Format and General Information

When developing a proposal, please keep the following items in mind:

  1. Session Formats. Sessions are either 50 minute online or in-person, or 3 to 6 hour in-person workshops.
  2. Target Audiences. Proposals should target one of these key audiences:
    • Primary Educators (K-2)
    • Intermediate Educators (3-5)
    • Middle School Educators (6-8)
    • High School Educators (9-12)
    • Administrators and Educational Leaders
    • Library Media Specialists
    • Support Staff
  3. Learning Objective. You will be expected to identify a learning objective clearly defines how your session will support attendees in implementing and applying the knowledge learned during your session. In your proposal submission, please finish the following sentence: “By attending this session, attendees will be able to….”

Submit a Session Proposal Today!

Chosen presenters will receive free admission to the full two-day event.