Maker Spaces in Newport

We gathered with Fab Newport and community leaders Steve Heath, Nick Logler, Jodie Michaud and Tom Kowalczyk at Fab Newport’s space for the morning.Digital Literacy Catalyst teachers Amie Shinego and  Jen Robinson (TMS) joined with STEM/math interventionist Mary Norby and Lori Delemos (Pell). Framing the Issues. First, we learned about the important computer science initiatives…

Strategy Shift

Dear Friends of Digital Literacy in Newport Public Schools: We have experienced some challenges associated with gathering our growing group of faculty with interests in Digital Literacy. Not only are we challenged with lack access to subs, but a location for our Digital Literacy program has also become a problem. For these reasons, Jen Robinson…

Year 2 Kickoff, Feb 4

We had our first meeting of the Year 2 SPRING 2016 PROGRAM on February 4, 2016. Introductions and Reflection on Year 1. After introducing ourselves and happy to have a mix of new and returning participants, we reflected on the impact of the program’s Year 1 by reviewing a sample of the activities and documents we…

Pell May 5

Connecting Classroom and Culture March 26 AGENDA What were your successes today? What would you like to improve tomorrow? Draw the Internet Survey of Children’s Media & Technology Uses at Home CCSS – Elementary Language Arts Standards Making Inferences about Author and Purpose: Powerful Voices for Kids Learning to Spot the Shot: The Visual Grammar…

DL Leadership May 1

WHAT IS DIGITAL LITERACY? “Digital Literacy Catalyst Teachers Start Something” OUR 2014 – 2015 GOALS Advance our knowledge and skills through customized professional development for elementary, middle-school and high-school staff. Promote leadership competencies through developing a culture of sharing and a spirit of optimism and experimentation. Gather information about staff and student needs regarding technology/media and digital…

Rogers HS March 17

In the morning, we discussed a radio story about teachers and testing that aired on RI-NPR. Then we worked in small groups to review and edit a model BYOT policy. Then we developed a draft document, hammering out the details line by line through consensus and discussion. Then we created Flipgrid responses to explain our…

Thompson March 3

AGENDA, March 3 We used the morning to reflect on our digital literacy learning curve and to reflect on how best to “tell the story” to parents, colleagues, school leaders and members of the school committee. After introducing the ML Remote Control, we then explored the definitions of propaganda and created a Padlet Wall to…