Winter is Coming-So is our conference!

The DLC is getting ready for the #DrewTEACH Developing Digital Literacies Collaborative Winter Conference.  This conference is always one of our favorite days of the year.  We’re very excited to host our first conference at the DLC’s new home, Drew University in Madison, NJ.   

Our keynote, Renee Hobbs, is a leader in the field of media and digital literacies and author of Copyright Clarity, Discovering Media Literacy, and Digital and Media Literacy.  We cannot wait to hear her speak!

Our DLC Teacher Consultants are hard at work perfecting their demos and we’re really proud of the sessions we’ll be offering.  It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching kindergarten or seniors, there will be multiple sessions for every educator, of every subject area.

If you haven’t yet registered for the February 3rd conference, you can do so using this link.    

We’re offering early bird specials and a very special discount to schools who register multiple teachers.  


Another Summer Conference in the Books

It’s DLC week at Fordham.  This is my favorite week of the year because I get to see some of the DLC teachers IN PERSON for three days in a row!

Tuesday we prepped for our annual conference, which was really, just amazing.  I love these teachers.  I love their passion.  I love that they are willing to take risks and share their practice so that others can be inspired by them.

Amanda Lenhart started us off with an interesting talk about teens and social media use.  Our #FordhamDLC chat came alive as participants digested the stats she shared, and, as one person said, it was on fire the rest of the day.

Here is a Storify of the day.  Give it a read.  You’ll learn something.  I did putting it together.

Thursday we gathered for a writing workshop, and as always, these teacher-writers inspired me (hence my commitment to finish and publish my Storify).

We will be looking for new members to join our group  in September.  I can’t wait to see what we learn next together.


DLC Demo Night

Join us on April 6 from 5-7PM at the Fordham Lincoln Center campus (room 1116) for our spring demo night.  Emilie Jones will present “Playing with Podcasts,” and we will share in DLC fellowship.

Demo night kicks off the 2016 DLC Institute, which culminates with our summer conference and writing workshop.  We hope you will consider presenting your practice or attending some of the institute sessions to give feedback to presenters.  Please sign up here.

Announcing the 2016 DLC Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce our third annual conference, to be held on July 13, 2016, at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University.

Amanda Lenhart, Researcher with the Data & Society Research Instittue, will give a keynote titled, “The Shifting Landscape of American Teens’ Social & Digital Media Use”, and we will have elementary, middle, and high school teachers share their own classroom practice related to digital literacies.

Register here.

See our conference flyer, and please share!

DLC Week is Here!

It’s DLC week!  We will be preparing for the Institute, which will be held Wednesday at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University.  We will also kick off the week’s blog posts with some reflections on digital literacy/ies by Veronica Sczcygiel, a doctoral student in the CLAIR program at Fordham.

Wednesday we host Jonathan Rochelle, product manager at Google and co-founder of Google docs and sheets, as well as some excellent teachers who will share their classroom practices.  Our institute, Developing Digital Literacies, promises to be a fantastic event.

Thursday, DLC  teachers will meet together to explore Digital Is and prepare their own classroom materials for publication.  We will add some reflections to the week by our DLC teachers and other Fordham students.

If you would like to become involved in the work of the DLC, you can complete this application.  We are inviting up to 10 teachers to join us for the upcoming school year.