This poster reports back from an exceptional professional development experience at the 2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy and a newly developed instructional scenario. The guiding idea of the project is to think about breaking through the silos of disciplines and literacies opening the pathway toward further interdisciplinary collaboration.
The aim of the following Community Idea Exchange is threefold.
First, it will report back on an exceptional professional development experience at the 2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy participation (5 day workshop). The workshop’s aim is to learn about digital literacy and to develop digital learning experiences in our own teaching environments.
Second, it will focus on the development of a new instructional scenario entitled “Digital Reflections on Evaluating Information”. It will include lesson plans, learning activities and implementation strategies as well as examples of students engagements and outcomes (students had to create screencasts) in order to give attendees a concrete idea about the instruction scenario.
Third, and most important, it will expose the value of combining literacies - digital, news media, and information literacy - by looking at the new instructional scenario. The guiding idea is to break through the silos of our own disciplines and to showcase how common themes, concepts, digital tools, and learning techniques can apply to multiple literacies, widening the pathway toward further interdisciplinary collaboration. The CIE calls for an openness of literacies in order to improve teaching and student learning.