Category Archives: digital literacy

Give Me 5 Media Teachers Lab

Carolyn contributed her background knowledge of digital and media literacy at the Give Me 5 Media Teachers Lab as a facilitator for “Curriculum Integration.”  Topics of conversation included equipment problems, technology training, curricula design on digital platforms, navigating piecemeal school systems, navigating layers of administration, limited time, invisibility of media environment, risk-taking in online environments, and various degrees of teacher preparedness for digital and media literacy learning.  Media Education Lab in conjunction with the Rhode Island Council on the Arts.  October, 2013.

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A Digital and Media Literacy Idea for the Week

View a film with your child.  Afterward, discuss the various ways that the film did and did not depict real human lives. Then talk about why film makers create films for people that extend or modify our actual existences. 

Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Fortuna Leads Digital Assessments Workshop at University of Rhode Island

Carolyn offered a Hot Topic workshop at the 2013 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy called, “Is It Digital Art or Digital Learning?” Topics of conversations included what criteria should be considered when assessing digital compositions, the responsibility of subject area instructors to teach generic conventions, and how to help students create authentic compositions while demonstrating scaffolded learning. Providence, July, 2013.

Digital Course Composition and Teaching

Fortuna  Receives Certificate in Hybrid Online Teaching

Carolyn accepted an invitation from the  Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Rhode Island College to learn how to teach in the digital environment.  She is now qualified to provide combined face-to-face and hybrid online instruction to college students.

Media Literacy, Popular Culture, and Education: EDC 501

Fortuna as Guest Speaker at Rhode Island College Graduate Class

Carolyn talked to M.A.T. candidates about her experiences as a public school teacher in an “Introduction to Digital and Media Literacy as Serious Educational Discourse.” Providence, July, 2013.

Sports Literature Association

Fortuna and Hanley at Monmouth College

Carolyn delivered a critical paper: “Shifts in Perspective: Archetypal Horseracing in Hemingway, Smiley, and Gordon.” Stephen read his creative non-fiction: “Sport in Sienna.” West Long Branch, NJ. June, 2013.

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Northeast Media Literacy Conference

Fortuna at the University of Connecticut

Carolyn spoke to an international audience about “Ten Ways to Infuse Media and Digital Literacy into Instruction.” Storrs, CT. April, 2013.