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Wednesday, July 25 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Asavavatana - I think Icon…I think Icon…Reading POWER in the Digital World

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In order to navigate the vast and changing landscape of communication, we need to be chameleons. Each new tool, app, or platform, not only brings with it a set of rules or “grammar” that is necessary to use it, but also requires a deeper understanding in order to communicate effectively with it. This session aims to explore how we can approach modern day forms of communication in elementary education, and teach students right from the start to be thinkers with and through these tools. Teaching strategies from traditional literacy instruction can easily be adopted and applied to digital platforms. Ultimately, we want to help our students develop skills and strategies to be fluent communicators in the world they live in. Our hope is that they will be able to transfer and develop these strategies from one tool to the next, preparing them for whatever the future of communication may bring.

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Pana Asavavatana

PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach, Taipei American School
Pana is the KA-2 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares her own... Read More →
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Cynthia S. Merrill

Staff Developer/Consultant/Author of Spark Change
Staff Developer/Consultant

Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:25am PDT
St. James Boston Park Plaza