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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 • 10:40 - 11:40
Making Information Writing Authentic and Engaging with Technology

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This presentation will walk teachers through an integrated information writing unit (Science, Reading, Writing, Tech). Information writing is taught across grade levels but how can we make it engaging and authentic so that students can collect information in their own lives and make a difference? The first short part of the presentation will focus on purpose and rationale. Following that, we will introduce teachers to strategies used to structure and develop their information writing. Continuing on, we will unpack the inquiry activities we used to illuminate text features of digital information writing. Finally, we will show some student examples of the projects. Our goal is that teachers will walk away inspired to make their own PSA or podcast and get their students equally engaged with the information they gather everyday in their digital and literate lives

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Heather Onderick

K-5 ELA Learning Coach, ISKL Malaysia
For most of my life, I have taught upper elementary and Middle School Humanities. From the very beginning, I loved to collaborate with the tech integrator, formerly known as the computer teacher. I appreciate the power technology can bring to literacy by providing a unique voic... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

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