Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are You a Literate Educator?

Will Richardson has put together an interesting set of questions for us as educators to ask ourselves.  Here's one:

"How are we to make our students literate if we ourselves are not?"

According to National Council of Teachers of English a literate person should have these six components

  1. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  2. Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross culturally
  3. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  4. Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  5. Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts
  6. Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
So, I suppose the million dollar question is, "our you as an educator meeting the standards to be a literate person?"

If yes, awesome! How are you helping those who are not?
If not, what are you going to do?

I suppose your options are as follows:
  • Wait for your district to provide you training and support
  • Go seek out your own training and support
  • Do nothing
What will you do?

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