Developing Digital Literacies
A Framework for Professional Learning
- Dustin C. Summey - University of Central Arkansas, USA
Foreword by Patrick Larkin
Turn teachers—and students—into tech-savvy digital citizens!
Digital literacies are essential for managing information and communication in our rapidly changing world—but the old scattered approaches to introducing technology have left many teachers playing catch-up with their students. With this authentic, job-embedded professional development program, you’ll help K–12 teachers incorporate digital literacies into their classrooms once and for all.
Using a modular, highly adaptable framework that capitalizes on the personnel and resources you already have available, this comprehensive program includes:
- Instructions on developing personal learning networks (PLN) for collaborative learning and applying digital literacies in the classroom
- Tips for maximizing teacher motivation and buy-in
- Technology-related supports to enable schoolwide curriculum integration
- A companion website with electronic planning and implementation materials, sample instructional tools, and links to supporting resources
When you empower teachers to harness existing technologies and digital resources, they’ll build upon their teaching expertise—and change the way students learn.
"Summey presents a well-crafted, technology professional development model that is sound in practice, adaptable, and can be easily implemented at the local level. And, as an added bonus, he includes a new digital literacies framework that surrounds the professional development structure and is a stellar model for framing the teaching and learning of the important 21st century skill-set for both educators and students!"
—Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist
"I believe this work will be instrumental in moving some along in their thinking about 21st century skills, developing well rounded young people who are capable of global thought, and capitalizing upon the tremendous resources available at our fingertips. I feel energized and eager to explore some of the options."
"Summey presents a well-crafted, technology professional development model that is sound in practice, adaptable, and can be easily implemented at the local level. And, as an added bonus, he includes a new digital literacies framework which surrounds the professional development structure and is a stellar model for framing the teaching and learning of the important 21st century skill-set for both educators and students!"
"This is a GREAT book. An invaluable resource for transforming professional development that supports teaching and learning with technology. The author provides simple and straight forward steps on how to implement professional development. It addresses critical issues of identifying, exploring, planning, and implementing 21st Century learning with professional development."
"There is a pressing need to provide professional development in digital literacies for teachers at all levels of our school systems. This book provides tools and ideas for the construction of valuable experiences that will engage and inspire teachers while at the same time providing them with the essential digital tools for learning in the 21st century."
"I have not seen a book such as this that offers a comprehensive overview of current trends in instructional technology while offering suggestions on how to best reach teachers to explore and embrace these new tools."