Bridging Literacies: Critical Connections In A Digital World

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Bridging Literacies: Critical Connections In A Digital World

Time: August 1, 2009 at 9am to August 4, 2009 at 12pm
Location: Westin Book Cadillac Hote, Detroit Michigan
City/Town: Detroit MI
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Event Type: educators, national, conference
Organized By: The National Association for Media Literacy Education
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2009

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Event Description

"Bridging Literacies . . . Critical Connections in a Digital World" is an apt metaphor for the educational challenges facing teachers, schools and administrators today. The theme was devised to encourage varied participation by all, public and private, who are engaged in the educational advancement of the community. This list of community supporters includes but is not limited to:

Social workers
Medical personnel
The business industry
Media specialists
Media professionals
Community organizations
Faith based groups
Civic leaders

The theme expresses the vital need for members of the literacy community to gather in one place and connect with each other. Individuals, groups and organizations that understand the importance of embracing "new" literacies will find at the 2009 NAMLE National Conference the support needed to share and learn innovative methods used to teach to children the skills associated with these literacies.

Participants will be encouraged to "cross over" their own personal bridge to new skills, new ideas and new attitudes that create important and critical connections in a digital world.

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