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Reading Still Matters: Reconsidering Literacy in Digital Classrooms

Thursday, March 5 2:15 pm–3:05 pm
TCC - Tahoma 4

As teachers, classrooms, and schools experiment more with digital resources, there is an increased need to consider reading skillas an important indicator of success in using digital resources. While video makes up large channel of content, the web is still a reading-driven medium. Join Jason as he discusses reading in digitally-enhanced classrooms, including a review of research, challenges for students reading digitally, and some student-friendly best practices for teaching good reading strategy with digital sources.

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: Brain Research/Neuroscience, Online/Blended Learning
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Jason Neiffer Jason Neiffer, Montana Digital Academy

Dr. Jason Neiffer is the NCCE Tech-Savvy Administrator-in-Residence at NCCE and blogs at the NCCE blog. Jason is the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana's state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has lead a team of over 150 teachers delivering over 100-course titles to tens of thousands students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two large high schools building diverse, successful programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production and computer science.