Digital Literacy Conference Proposals

Event Details

Teens (ages 13-18 ) spend nearly 10 hours a day consuming media. Within that timeframe, they can be exposed to thousands of media messages. Do they understand what they see? Can they distinguish between real or altered content? Digital literacy — the ability to use technology to locate, evaluate, interpret and create information — is a critical skill that needs attention in today’s classrooms.

Join teachers and other education stakeholders for a two-day conference that aims to help us understand and navigate this literacy so we can guide our students to become productive, ethical and empathetic digital citizens.

Location

NIU Naperville
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

Dates

June 10: Pre-Conference workshops
June 11: Conference with keynote and 50-minute breakout sessions

Timeline

Proposal applications open: Jan. 13
Proposal application close: Mar. 13
Event schedule published: Mar. 27

Presenter Benefits

Breakout session presenters: Conference registration fee ($75) for presenters and up to one co-presenters will be waived for the full-day June 11th event.
Workshop presenters:
The presenter will be paid an honorarium of $100 (half-day) or $175 (full-day).

Session Strands

The term “digital literacy” encapsulates a series of big ideas centered around helping students become productive, successful digital citizens and consumers. The following strands are big-picture topics with subtopics listed beneath them. Priority will be given to presentations that incorporate SEL in addition to digital literacy.

Information & News Literacy
Presentations in this strand will address search skills, finding reliable sources, checking for credibility, and recognizing fake news.

Computer Literacy
Presentations in this strand will focus on understanding general computer language and how systems work. It will include sessions on privacy and security, how to protect yourself online, understanding data collection techniques and practical skills to avoid fraud, phishing, spam, etc.

Visual Literacy
Presentations in this strand will focus on understanding algorithms, analyzing images, using GIFs and MEMEs in education, and sketchnoting.

Ethical Use of Digital Resources
This strand will address ethical issues such as copyright, referencing digital resources, making and remixing digital content, and Creative Commons licenses.

Digital Communication
Presentations in this strand will consider the impact of digital communication by discussing different means of communication (i.e. texts, GIFs, emails, etc.), social media, online communities, personal learning networks, rights as citizens and consumers, and social norms.

Media Literacy
Presentations in this strand with share strategies in media literacy topics such as persuasion tactics, big data, media literacy basic concepts, and branding and advertising (along with how to deconstruct media messages).

Digital Tattoos
This strand will consider the impact of your digital tattoo, mapping online spaces, performing data digs, and managing your online persona.

Digital Citizenship
This strand will share resources and discuss cyberbullying, digital wellness, screentime, civic action and responsibilities, and existing digital citizenship resources.

General
This strand will share existing resources related to digital literacy including Open Educational Resources.

FORM: FY20 Media Literacy Proposals

Proposal

10 Word Maximum.
350 Word Maximum.
To help bring the content to life and make it actionable, please clearly define how your session will support attendees in implementing and applying the knowledge learned during your session. Complete this sentence: “By attending this session, attendees will be able to….”
Describe the flow of the session. What is the format, how will you include interactivity and participation, and what are the main components?
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Presenter Information

I certify that this presentation will not endorse specific products/services other than to explain what solutions are used. *