Taking Technology Integration to the Next Level

This session explains how to skillfully integrate technology in grades pre-K through 3 by using inquiry-based media literacy education methods and illustrates why it’s important to do so. Like pencils, digital technologies are tools. And like pencils, knowing how to use digital devices is part of being literate, but it isn’t enough. In the digital world where technology provides easy access to nearly unlimited information and resources, we need to expand the traditional “three Rs” to include reasoning and reflection. And we need to do so in ways that address the demands of the Common Core while also fostering curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. Join us to find out how.

Faith Rogow, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin 2012). Dr. Rogow is one of the nation’s leading media literacy education strategists and innovators. She was the founding president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, a founding editorial board member of the organization’s peer-reviewed journal, and co-author of NAMLE's Core Principles for Media Literacy Education. Dr. Rogow is a popular speaker, award-winning instructional designer, and curriculum developer. She is known for her creative yet practical approach to teaching with educational media and for her groundbreaking work in designing media literacy education that is developmentally appropriate for early childhood. As a professional development specialist (www.InsightersEducation.com), she has taught thousands of teachers, students, parents, child care professionals, and administrators to understand and harness the power of media technologies.