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Exploring Intersections between Digital and Disciplinary Literacy: Leveraging Synergies for Deeper Learning (On Demand Web Seminar)

Non-Member Price: $99.00

NCTE Member Price: $49.00

Presenter(s): Michael Manderino, Jill Castek

This On Demand Web seminar recording includes all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions from the Live presentation.

Access to the recording is available in your Digital Locker after purchase.

This live event was held on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Level(s): Middle, Secondary


Building on ideas introduced in the 2014 Web seminar, Disciplinary Literacies in Content Area Classrooms: Instructional Design for Responsive Instruction, this interactive Web seminar examines digital practices essential for learning in the disciplines. Presenters introduce instructional ideas for maximizing uses of technology to deepen disciplinary inquiry. Disciplinary inquiry involves asking questions, constructing meaning from data, generating creative solutions, and reflecting on how to improve these solutions for different contexts. Participants will explore three intersecting principles of digital and disciplinary literacies: (1) accessing and evaluating information, (2) using and representing information, and (3) producing and exchanging information. Classroom strategies and student examples of these principles will be shared so that participants can create opportunities for their students to ask questions, solve problems, and engage in social and intellectual practices that impact their learning, their communities, and the world.


Michael Manderino PhotoMichael Manderino is an assistant professor of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University. He is a former high school social studies teacher of 14 years.  Additionally, he acted as a district Literacy Coordinator and literacy coach for two years where he and his colleagues implemented a district-wide disciplinary literacy initiative.  Michael's research centers around the intersection of disciplinary literacy and digital literacies at the secondary level and investigates how students read and write with multiple multimedia texts in discipline-specific contexts.  He also researches the impact of high school disciplinary literacy coaching.


Jill Castek photoJill Castek is an associate professor of literacy and technology education with an emphasis in STEM education at University of Arizona. Jill has a decade of experience as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist working with elementary and middle grade students. Jill is an active researcher and experienced educator whose work explores digital literacies, digitally mediated learning, and digital problem solving in K-12 classroom and community contexts. Her work in disciplinary literacy explores how reading, writing, communicating, and collaborating digitally can support knowledge building and content learning.

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