These learning outcomes are expected for every participant. You will:
- Gain current and timely knowledge of the role of digital media and technology in education at the local, national and international levels.
- Understand the strengths and limitations of digital learning as it is currently practiced and consider its potential impact on innovation in American public education.
- Identify the information needs, drives, interests and fears of a target audience and use creativity to share information that influences knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs.
- Strengthen research and collaboration skills through activities that require the synthesis of divergent ideas, information and concepts.
- Develop independence as a lifelong learner by gathering information, evaluating it and synthesizing it in creative ways.
- Advance communication skills including interviewing, writing, performance and media production skills that require creativity and professionalism.
- Gain problem-solving skills in project management, focusing the scope of an inquiry, establishing goals, and executing under tight deadline pressure.
- Gain digital tool skills, including the use of social media for learning, collaboration, communication and advocacy.
- Reflect on how changing media and technologies reshape information, education and society.
- Appreciate the role of leadership and advocacy in helping to creating equitable access to educational innovation.