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Literacy 2.0: The New Frontier of Literacy in the Digital Age

The International Reading Association and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you Literacy 2.0 on IRA Radio. Each month the program brings you the latest insights from the new frontier of literacy in the Digital Age. Episodes include "next" practices in reading and writing instruction, practical wisdom from thought leaders and experts and actionable, proven strategies to bring your teaching into the digital age of literacy. Tune in to stay ahead of the ways in which teaching, learning and assessing literacy are rapidly evolving.

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Literacy 2.0: Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Digital Age

Peter Johnston makes a compelling case for the notion that the world has so fundamentally changed that the meaning of literacy has to be redefined. Peter discusses a new initiative to rethink what literacy means today along with new standards for measuring it.


23 Feb 2010

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Next Practices in Preparing Very Young Children for Literacy

It's a new world out there requiring some new skills as well as many of the tried and tested fundamentals for developing literacy. In this segment Patricia Edwards shares with us some of the "next practices" in preparing children for literacy.


29 Mar 2010

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