“Our teachers absolutely love teaching PVLEGS to their 1st – 4th graders! We now use the PVLEGS oral communication rubric to help evaluate students in this area. We have seen marked improvement in our 2nd graders’ oral communication skills; specifically those that were exposed to the use of PVLEGS in 1st grade the year before…”
NEW KEYNOTE! Expanding Literacy: It’s more than reading & writing
Everywhere you look, educators talk about reading and writing, reading and writing. They are almost one word now: readinganwriting. But to be literate today demands so much more! We must expand our definition of literacy. Students need to be “oral communication literate” in a world where speaking skills are on display in so many digital ways. Students need to be able to be “sound and image literate,” because every message has those attached. Students need to be “bias literate,” understanding their own and recognizing bias in others. Students need to be “Internet literate,” understanding how to read and analyze what they find online (including fake news). This talk explains the need for rethinking our limited ideas about literacy and shares practical ways to create students who are truly, broadly literate.