New Literacies and Teacher Education
Thursday, October 21 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
New literacies are sets of knowledge and skills pre-service and in-service teachers need in order to prepare their K-12 students to succeed in remaining years of the 21st century. This symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of the new literacies theoretical framework and practices in the classrooms. Three sections will be presented: (1) definition of new literacies and their alignment with technology standards, (2) teacher education online web-based curriculum for acquiring new literacies, and (3) information and communication technologies (ICTs) used to cultivate K-12 students’ new literacies. The target audience of this symposium includes teacher educators, K-12 teachers, school administrators, and educational technology specialists who are interested in learning new literacies and practical strategies for classroom implementation.