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Dear Colleagues: We're delighted to announce the SUMMER INSTITUTE ON DIGITAL LITERACY at the University of Rhode Island.

This special program is a hands-on, minds-on intensive learning experience. It's not a conference-- it's a deep-dive, collaborative learning experience that will enable you to use digital texts, tools and technologies for advancing students' literacy, communication skills, critical thinking, and creativity. You'll learn innovative approaches now being used by K-12 and college educators, technology specialists and librarians, both in and out of the classroom.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Doug Rushkoff of and author of Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed


  • Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island
  • Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

Workshop Leaders:

  • Rhys Daunic, The Media Spot, Brooklyn, NY
  • Michele Schira-Hagerman, Michigan State University
  • Hiller Spires, North Carolina State University
  • Jonathan Friesem, University of Rhode Island
  • Mary Moen, University of Rhode Island

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER INSTITUTE ON DIGITAL LITERACY: Innovative Teaching and Learning with Digital Media Texts, Tools & Technologies.

Detailed Program

DATE: July 14 - 19, 2013

LOCATION: University of Rhode Island's Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street

This summer, you can experience a legendary Rhode Island vacation. Come for a professional development experience of a lifetime, but take extra time to enjoy Providence restaurants, visit historic Brown University, see the Newport mansions, and swim at our world-class beaches.

Renee Hobbs

Professor and Founding Director

Harrington School of Communication and Media

University of Rhode Island

Founder, Media Education Lab