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In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, educators and librarians must master various literacies to support and guide their students effectively. From AI literacy to media literacy, the spectrum of essential knowledge is expanding, making it crucial for teachers to stay informed and adept in these areas.

Join as we delve into the critical literacies that every modern educator needs to understand:

AI Literacy: Understanding the basics of artificial intelligence, its applications in education, and how to prepare students for a future where AI plays a significant role.

Computer Literacy: Ensuring educators and students are proficient in using computers, understanding hardware and software, and navigating operating systems.

Digital Literacy: Developing the skills to effectively and safely navigate the digital world, including understanding digital footprints, privacy, and cybersecurity.

Media Literacy: Teaching students to critically evaluate media content, recognize bias and misinformation, and create responsible media.

Reading Literacy: We must continue to foster strong reading and comprehension skills in an age when digital texts and traditional books coexist.

In this session, we will explore practical strategies and tools for integrating these literacies into your teaching practice. You will gain insights into how to make these literacies accessible and engaging for students, preparing them for the multifaceted challenges of the 21st century. By the end of this session, you will have a comprehensive understanding of these key literacies and the confidence to implement them in your classroom, ensuring that your students are not just literate, but digitally and media savvy as well.

Participants will be provided a short lunch break.