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The Canadian Institute for Digital Literacies Learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.

July 10-14, 2017
For Teachers. By Teachers. With Teachers.

This is your year to explore new definitions of digital literacies and teaching.

This is your year to collaborate with experts and peers to design new digital literacies learning experiences for your students.

This is your year to say, yes, I innovate.

One transformational week, plus a year of online support when you need it.

Schedule

A week of exploration, collaboration and innovation.

The schedule ensures all participants can explore four major themes in digital literacies teaching and learning and have time to dive deeply into a thematic focus of choice.

All participants will attend introductory Expert Insight sessions during the first two days of the Institute. All Insight sessions will be offered twice — once in English and once in French.

  1. Digital Video Design and Production (Diane Watt)
  2. The Maker Movement (Megan Cotnam-Kappel)
  3. Serious Games and Learning (Emmanuel Duplàa)
  4. Learning New Literacies through Inquiry (Michelle Schira Hagerman)

Each  participant will then choose a theme on which to focus their Deep Design work on Wednesday and Thursday. Deep Design sessions will involve hands-on technical skill development, guided support from UOttawa Faculty and other Institute participants, and time to create a personal project that integrates new learning.

July 10-14 is also a fantastic week for activities in Canada’s capital city! It’s Bluesfest! Oscar Peterson and Rufus Wainright will be performing at the National Arts Centre. The Byward Market, just a short walk from Lamoureux Hall, will host the Canada 150 Inspiration Village. Parliament Hill will light up every evening with the Northern Lights sound and light show.  Our national museums will have special exhibits.  More details about both informal and scheduled events for institute participants to follow!