Emerging Insights and Online Opportunities To Empower 21st Century Adolescents and Their Teachers
Presented at the International Reading Association's Secondary Reading SIG Session, May 2011
Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island (jcoiro@mail.uri.edu)

Julie began by sharing emerging data and insights about online literacy practices among adolescents and classroom teachers in school contexts. Then she shared several sets of emerging realities with promising possibilities about how to empower adolescents with digitally networked resources such as electronic anticipation guides and inquiry-based challenges. She also briefly described the process of capturing real-time data to foster teachers’ awareness of online literacies and how to use student process data to inform instructional decisions. At the end, Julie outlined five key steps toward preparing teens to be innovative critical thinkers in a global information society. Links to the resources shared during the session are included below.

Download a pdf of Julie's powerpoint presentation


Reality: Global Contexts for Learning

Reality: Teens and Technology Use

Reality: Teachers and Technology Use


Promising Possibilities


Next Steps

5...READ and explore

4...REACH OUT and network

3...PLAN

2...REFLECT

1....BLASTOFF and be prepared to ADAPT!
  • Expect and welcome change as transformative progress in action