Guest-Led Discussion on Integrating Digital Literacy with Kathy Harris
Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on April 23, 2017 - 11:46am
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Welcome, Kathy Harris!
This week we are privileged to have Kathy Harris, assistant professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, with us to lead a discussion on ways to effectively integrate digital literacy into ESL/ESOL instruction. Dr. Harris was the lead developer of the ESL Pro resources on integrating digital literacy. This week she will be sharing information about these resources and highlighting the numerous practical instructional strategies featured in the ESL Pro materials.
As always, we look forward to members' questions and comments on this important topic.
Kathy Harris' Bio:
Kathy Harris teaches teacher education courses and conducts research on learning and teaching in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University, where she is a member of the Literacy, Language, and Technology Research group. As part of the research team working to support the development of digital literacy in vulnerable populations, she collaborated in the development of learning materials to help low-skilled adults access and use their eHealth portal. Kathy also co-authored an extensive set of learning plans for literacy tutors, many of whom work with adults in library-based programs.
Kathy is especially interested in helping adult educators learn how to integrate digital literacy into their instruction and served as a subject matter expert in the creation of materials for teachers as part of LINCS ESL Pro project. She also teaches digital literacy and English as a second language to adult learners with limited or interrupted formal education. Kathy received her PhD in linguistics from Northwestern University.
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisition CoP