Share Paper: War Stories: One District's Venture into Social Media, Games, and Emerging Technologies

  1. Danielle Herro, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States
  2. Stephanie Leonard-Witte, Oconomowoc Area Schools, United States
  3. Carl Owens, Tennessee Technological University, United States
Friday, March 11 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Tulip Grove E

Abstract: Abstract: This panel brings together a researcher of educational technology with fifteen years experience as a technology integration teacher, a Director of Instruction from a mid-sized K-12 school district, and a distinguished professor committed to 21st century pre-service and in-service teacher training. Together they discuss the complicated task of building a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum moving from research to practice. Drawing on authentic examples from a mid-sized K-12 school, they detail the structure, specific policies, planning, professional development, barriers and challenges of implementation, curriculum, and communication necessary to enact systemic change to create a “participatory culture” (Jenkins et al., 2006) ...