Wednesday, June 26
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
De Dam 2

Developing Digital Literacy Through Community Engagement

Roundtable ID: 54786
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    Elizabeth Truesdell
    Dominican University of California
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    Rebecca Birch
    Dominican University of California

Abstract: This case study describes how one department of education sought to increase knowledge of digital literacy amongst preservice teachers. Framed by the researchers’ Three-Tiered Model of instructional technology use, this project leveraged a community partnership and the implementation of “instructional rounds” to educate students in digital technologies. The mixed-methods study includes pre- and post-surveys results, structured observations, and student reflections. Initial findings indicate students’ enhanced digital literacy skills and a reciprocally beneficial partnership with teachers and administrators at a local high school. Ultimately, students who participated in this project will lead a community-wide professional development workshop. Keywords: teacher education, educational technology, digital literacy, community partnerships, instructional rounds

Presider: Joyce Johnston, George Mason University


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