Reading & Literacy K-12 Essentials Forum

Reading Instruction in the Digital Age: What It Should Look Like

This event occurred on April 13, 2023 4:30 PM EDT.
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Students’ reading skills are one of the major predictors of success in school and in careers later in life. And now, technology is shaping how children and adults read more than ever before. That transition from reading print books to reading from computer screens is raising all kinds of questions about how technology is helping students develop better reading skills on one hand and how it is possibly hurting those skills on the other.

For instance, emerging research suggests there might be a generational shift in the benefits and drawbacks of digital reading. Previous studies suggested that print books were far better tools for students to learn from than digital materials, but more recent findings suggest that digital reading might be more suited to the generation of kids who have grown up using computer screens.

Join us to explore how technology is being integrated into reading instruction, with a particular focus on the benefits and drawbacks of using digital tools to help kids learn how to read.

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2:00pm ET

Welcome and Introduction

2:10pm ET

Interactive Session: What Do You Need to Know About Reading and Technology?

2:20pm ET

Industry Perspective: Supporting Literacy Instruction with Technology

2:30pm ET

Research Presentation: Reading on Screens: Benefits and Drawbacks

3:15pm ET

Industry Perspective: Make Thinking Visible with Digital Tools

3:25pm ET

Interview: Practical Tips on How to Use Tech to Teach Reading

3:55pm ET

Interactive Session: Digital Reading Lessons That Work—And Don’t

4:05pm ET

Closing Thoughts

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