IRA PRE-CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE 2013
Fostering Using New Technologies to Engage Readers and Encourage Student Voices
San Antonio, TX - Friday, April 19, 2013 (Chair, Julie Coiro)

Opening Conversation: Switch (Don't Solve Problems: Copy Success) and Innovation Transfer
  • Tell about something you have explored outside of education and consider what it takes to be a good explorer
  • Knowing the challenges you face in using new technologies in the classroom, what things are working?


Keynote Presentation
Raising Digital Writers, Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University

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Dr. Troy Hicks is an associate professor of English at Central Michigan University and focuses his work on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology, and teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms. Hicks directs CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and he frequently conducts professional development workshops related to writing and technology. Also, Hicks is author of the The Digital Writing Workshop(Heinemann, 2009) and a co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010) as well as numerous journal articles. In March 2011, Hicks was honored with CMU's Provost's Award for junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and creative activity. His newest book, Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres is being released by Heinemann this week! Most importantly, he is the father of six digital natives and is always learning something new about writing and technology from them.
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Institute Presentations

Presenter(s)
Title of Presentation
Handouts/Related Resources
Elizabeth Ferguson, Jennifer Gates, and Amie Potter
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Cultivating 21st Century Learners:
30 Literacy Strategies with a Technology Twist
Slides: (in three parts)

Handouts/Resources:
Denise Johnson and Linda Eleftheri
Emails:
Collaborative Digital Writing Through Online Storytelling
Click here for resources
Powerpoint coming soon!
Alexandra Panos
Email:
Reflexive Thinking: Connecting Tools for Multimodal Reading Response in the Middle Grades
Handout:
PowerPoint coming soon!
Blaine Smith and Nicole Renner
Emails:
Linking through literature: Hypertext literary response and analysis with the novel, The Things They Carried
Add'l Resources: Multimodal Projects
Handouts:
Slides:
Jennifer Boyle
Email:
Leveraging Digital Tools to Meet the Needs of our Diverse Learners
Handout:
Slides:
Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez, Carrice Cummins, and Libby Manning
Emails:
Working Through the Writing Process with New Digital Media
Handout:
Slides:
Julie Coiro
Email: jcoiro@snet.net
Assessing Online Reading Comprehension
Handout:
Slides:
For more info and publications, see Julie's Academia Website
Troy Hicks
Email:
Creating a Wiki for Your Digital Writers
Click here for resources
Examples of Educational Wikis
Denise Johnson & Linda Eleftheri
Emails:
Online Storytelling Tools
Click here for resources
Blaine Smith and Nicole Renner
Emails:
Literary Analysis and Powerpoint
Click here for resources
Alexandra Panos
Email:
Using Glogster to Extend Reading Response in the Middle Grades
Handout:
Julie Wise
Email:
Video Based Projects with Animoto: Create. Reflect. Share.

Bridget Dalton
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Creating a Mini-Digital Documentary

Dana Grisham
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Draft Letter About Wants and Needs of IRA Members
Visit the Google Docs file to participate in the collaborative drafting of this letter

Afternoon Closure Discussion and Q & A