CDI and Massachusetts Library Association Partner to Build Digital Literacy
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDI (www.cdico.org) today announced the strategic partnership of its Educational E-Advocacy Center (EEDAC) with the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA). The organizations will produce an eBook series with sample recommendations of best practices to empower students in exploring the rich world of digital media, embedded conversations with educators to help students “go deep” into digital resources, and a self-guided guide on managing digital devices.
The eBook series will be released in September 2017 with each eBook centered around an online tool with lessons that move beyond the whiteboards. Successful strategies for managing digital devices will be embedded at a deeper level in digital literacy.
“This partnership is an effort to contribute to a more powerful educational experience,” says Kathleen O’Connor, president and CEO of CDI. “It’s about focusing on what helps the most educators drive their learning. You’re going to see learning from the perspective of teachers and researchers rather than industry experts. It’s not necessarily just about information. It’s the process of discovery and discovery that’s important.”
Digital learning experts in the eBook series will help guide teachers and students to discover what best practices are – and what’s missing – as they navigate the digital worlds of eBooks, audio, video, and music.
“We’re excited about the educational value of this partnership. Our goal with this eBook series is to help teachers raise their students’ digital literacy levels and motivate them toward mastering these emerging, exciting, and impressive digital technologies,” says Yana Kistin, president and CEO of MPLA.
E-Advocacy Center (EEDAC) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Stamford, Connecticut, that helps teachers and librarians develop effective strategies for using digital media to improve student achievement in reading, writing, math, and science. These lessons enable students to expand their minds through multimedia in-the-classroom media activities as well as engaging media outside of the classroom through podcasts, videogames, digital publishing tools, ebooks, and other online resources.
CDI is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing leadership, support, and information for K-12 classroom teachers, librarians, and other education professional. CDI develops and supports the use of technology that enables instructors to enhance learning, to strengthen their teaching, and to increase student achievement through innovative technology practices. CDI offers training for teachers, curriculum development for librarians, and assessments that measure effective use of technology. CDI has provided educational programs and resources to teachers and other educators in the United States, Canada, and across the globe for more than 20 years. CDI is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
MPLA is the magazine of the Massachusetts Library Association and is published quarterly. MLA represents the interests of Massachusetts librarians in the State Legislature, promotes the important role of librarians in Massachusetts libraries, and serves as the voice of libraries in Massachusetts public affairs. For more information about the association and its programs, please visit http://www.ma.org/.
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News Source: CDI