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A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

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Friday, May 12 • 13:00 - 14:30
Digital Identity: Growing Up in a Connected Culture

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Today, technology allows us to amplify students' stories as learners produce, publish and share in our digital culture. Digital forms of storytelling - Like blogs, tweets, and text - invite new audience, offer diverse feedback and engage students to collaborate with the world. More so, sharing begs awareness, seeks understanding and has the potential to turn classroom devices into empathy-generating machines as kids interact and learn about the world. We celebrate the benefits of technology and emplicitly teach students to consider their identity as they use media to understand themselves and their place in the global learning community.

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Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

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