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Online PLC: Bringing Outside Literacies In

This month we will be featuring content to explore the question, “How do we create cultures of learning that embrace and provide opportunities for exploring a wide range of literacies in the 21st century?”

“As my students uncover their literate practices, I strike teacher gold: I understand my students more deeply, and can call on so many resources in our academic work.”

Inspired by the work of Katherine and Randy Bomer, Deborah Kelt learned to embrace, as a teacher and parent, the wide range of literacies in today’s world. Along with her students, this journey became about “uncovering literacies” and shifting thinking to and instead of or.

This Heinemann Digital Library article will challenge you to “crack open” your definition of literacy and push you to inspire your students to do the same.


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Wondering where to connect online? Start by signing up below for Heinemann's Online PLC! Each week, we'll share content from the Heinemann Digital Library as food for thought and discussion. Our conversations can occur in comments here on the blog, on Twitter using #OnlinePLC or in our Facebook Group. Looking forward to sharing content, conversation and camaraderie!

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Topics: Deborah Kelt, Education, PLC Series, Randy Bomer, Digital Campus, Katherine Bomer, Professional Development

Date Published: 03/14/16

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