The phrase “college and career readiness” is used all the time in education, which dilutes its impact but not our intent. As education leaders, we want all of our students to become lifelong learners, successful workers, and empowered citizens. So what’s the best way forward?
Reading and math skills are part of the equation, but we also need to help our students become digitally literate. This includes the ability to:
- Identify dubious claims and slanted viewpoints, especially on the internet
- Assess the accuracy of charts, graphics, and other data sources
- Adapt to new technologies and paradigm shifts
- Understand media messages—and produce one’s own messages in response
Watch this webinar to learn practical tips for teaching these critical skills in your district—and for empowering every student to become a savvier, more confident reader of digital texts. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the four pillars of digital literacy, along with a roadmap for success in the year ahead.
Susannah Moran is Senior Customer Success Manager at Renaissance. In this role, she provides on-site support to educators and leadership teams for myON pilot programs, and she develops project-based learning curriculums. She is also working towards her PhD in literacy at Hofstra University.