Reposted from BlogWalker
News 10's Nick Monacelli's September SECC session on bringing teachers and students on board with news writing as a genre was outstanding! And the good news for teachers - across grade levels and subject areas - who were not able to join us live at Channel 10 is that you and your students now have access to the entire presentation: Building a News Story
As I'm writing this post, I'm also re-listening to Nick's talk - and thinking that the samples, tips, and discussion all help to make visible NCTE's Definition for 21st century literacy:
Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities and social trajectories of individuals and groups. Twenty-first century readers and writers need to
- Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
- Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
- Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
- Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
- Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
- Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments"
Many thanks to SECC and cameraman Doug Niva for hosting this wonderful resource.