Building Community Partnerships Through Digital Literacy Workshops Webcast

Join ACRL from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, August 11 for the Online Learning webcast “Building Community Partnerships Through Digital Literacy Workshops.”

Do you provide digital and information literacy instruction that could be disseminated to a broader community? Are you interested in building a robust and cohesive digital literacy curriculum? If so, this interactive webinar is for you. Digital Matters Interim Director Rebekah Cummings will share her experiences at the University of Utah partnering with the College of Education to disseminate online digital literacy training to 7-12 grade teachers. In this session, we will discuss the initial needs assessment, building community partnerships, creating a digital literacy curriculum, and delivering the content online in 2021 and in-person in 2022.

This interactive session will explore how the instructors mixed practical digital literacy skills such as podcast production and video essays with relevant digital literacy concepts such as misinformation, digital citizenship, and ethical use of online sources. Engage in exercises used with the teachers such as online investigative journalism and an interactive game designed to gather social media followers. Be challenged to consider how we they unlock their own ivory towers to disseminate digital and information literacy to their communities.

Learn more on the ACRL website and register today.