FAll 2014 NLC Symposium - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hear Dr. KaiLonnie Dunsmore discuss the shared responsibilities for literacy learning & the Literacy in Learning Exchange (http://literacyinlearningexchange.org)
An archived version of the symposium is below
Connecting with Teachers in China: New Literacies, New Opportunities
Dr. Hiller Spires made a presentation at the Friday Institute Seminar Series on October 2, 2013.
Technology Enriched Instruction workshop, Wuhan, China
On September 16 and 17, 2013, Dr. John Lee conducted the Technology Enriched Instruction workshop for over 200 faculty from across China at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan. The workshop is the product of a collaboration between the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and Microsoft. Day one of the workshop was attended by educational technology faculty and support staff from colleges of education across China. Day two consisted of general faculty from CCNU. The photo on the left is from day one of the workshop in front of the National Engineering Research Center for e-Learning where the workshop was conducted.
Beijing Education Commission Student Summer Camp
On August 5, 2013, 107 Chinese students, who are among the top public high school students from Beijing, are touring US universities and visited the Friday Institute. The New Literacies Collaborative conducted a summer day camp for the students; the event was sponsored by the Beijing Education Commission. Dr. Spires was asked to conduct the camp through her connections with Beijing Royal School, which started back in 2010. Dr. Spires, Dr. Kleiman conducted the welcome session and Dr. Bailian Li conducted the closing session. Dr. John Lee and Ph.D. students conducted the cultural connection activities for the students. A panel of CED students shared their experiences about attending NCSU. Eight of Centennial Magnet Middle School Students, along with Ms. Andrea Gambino Rhodes, also shared their experiences with the Chinese Students. Check out the activities we engaged the students in through our video:
Lets continue our discussion after the New Literacies Spring Symposium which was held on April 17, 2013 at the Friday Institute.
The symposium focused on implications of NC Read to Achieve for educators and children.
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James Damico visited the Friday Institute and the New Literacies Collaborative today and presented his work with the Critical Web Reader -http://cwr.indiana.edu/ (CRW). The CRW tool has been designed to support inquiry using Internet-based resources given unique challenges that emerge from the various contexts of such activities. These challenges relate to issues such as credibility, careful or close reading, limitations on instructional time, and the strong need to engage students with technology. The CRW responds by focusing on reading that meets teachers where they are while being sensitive to time. Tasks supported by CRW focus reading online and include, traveling to a website, examining a website, and journeying beyond the site. The CRW focuses on the middle process of examining the site. The CRW recognizes approaches that have…Continue
Posted by John Lee on April 27, 2012 at 12:30pm
For this blog posting, I want to share some information about how collaborative video data analysis can be a tool for expanding research possibilities. As technology advances, our way of documenting, analyzing, and conceptualizing learning is expanding in so many ways. There are many new computer programs, technology tools, and web applications that have the potential to increase the way that educators engage in classroom research.
Video-based data analysis, which is currently undergoing a period of rapid development, has the potential to offer new ways of researching classrooms because it encourages collaboration between researchers and classroom teachers. Computer assisted video data analysis software can further the use of video as a research tool; it has the potential to encourage attention to and analysis of both verbal and non-verbal behaviors of research participants (Coiro, 2009) and encourage collaborative participation between teachers and researchers…Continue
Posted by Angela Wiseman on January 18, 2012 at 1:00pm
I recently wrapped up two rounds of a research study and a series of articles in collaboration with John Lee that focused on the integration of an educational blog as the primary instructional tool in a high school U.S. history classroom. It was apparent to me that the teachers I worked with in professional development workshops or met at professional conferences often reserved creative and engaging uses of technology for their brightest students. Lower level students would have few opportunities to use technology for anything more than skill acquisition or basic Internet research. This digital divide seemed wrong-headed from both a social justice and pedagogical perspective.
Educational research has demonstrated that the status quo in the classroom generally does not work for low achieving/at risk kids. Rather, they need opportunities to engage with the material in active and meaningful ways. Many at risk students are tactile rather than visual or auditory learners –…Continue
Posted by Meghan Manfra on January 14, 2012 at 8:17am
Share your biggest take away from tonight's ECI 546 Design Studio Showcase. As you viewed the documentaries your colleagues created, reflect on what your take away was about teaching and learning.Continue
In recent years, technological innovations have enabled new forms for representing information in visual ways. While several fields have benefited from these new visual forms, social studies has been…Continue
November 3-7, 2010, a team from the New Literacies Collaborative traveled to Beijing, China for a New Literacies Institute at the Beijing Royal School (BRS). The five day workshop was the product of a collaboration between the College of Education at North Carolina State University and BRS. For more see the workshop website at http://nli2010beijing.wikispaces.com/
The New Literacies Collaborative met at theFriday Institutein Raleigh, NC on December 10, 2010, and members of the NLC team that traveled to China discussed their work. This talk is available below.