AASL 2012 Fall Forum
October 12 - 13, 2012
Greenville, South Carolina
Transliteracy and the School Library Program
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. – www.transliteracy.com
While still important, information literacy skills are but one component of the range of skills students need in order to participate as consumers and producers in the current information landscape.
Transliteracy and the School Library Program is designed to help school librarians develop strategies for integrating transliteracy skills into subject areas across the curriculum. Discussions will articulate the range of skills known as transliteracy skills and highlight current research on how young people learn and play in the contemporary online environment.
Articulate the range of skills known as transliteracy skills.
Discuss current research on how young people learn and play in the contemporary online environment.
Develop strategies to leverage young people's online behaviors through the library program and subject-area curriculum.
After attending the Fall Forum participants will be able to:
identify the skills that are required for young people to successfully navigate the new media ecology and information landscape,
learn about current research in the field of youth and social media,
develop strategies to collaborate with teachers to effectively integrate transmedia skills and participative online tools into the subject-area curriculum, and
create opportunities for students and teachers to engage in the participatory online environment through the library program.