Literacy is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age by Lee Watanabe-Crockett
About Lee Watanabe-Crockett
Lee is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together through connection and compassion.
He is an author, speaker, designer, inspirational thinker and the creative force behind some of the most exciting transformations in education happening worldwide today. But, that's all in a day's work. In life, Lee believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, he has cultivated skills in Aikido, studied tea ceremony while living in Japan, as well as studied painting in Florence. He also studies traditional Zen Buddhist music which he performs on a Shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.
Lee has a curiosity about life and the shared human experience. This curiosity is infectious, as anyone who has heard Lee speak can tell you. Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning and corporate environments for groups around the world. He is the creative force behind the Solution Fluency Activity Planner—a social network which has created a culture of collaboration as educators around the world share and source unit plans aligning to the structure of a modern learning environment as outlined in his writing.
In addition to creating digital learning tools for the education sector, Lee has adapted his own corporate experience into a dynamic team-based training model. Lee sees and understands the current of endless exponential change that exists in corporate culture. Change which has created paradigm shifts for so many major industries. Lee's ability to sense trend, identify opportunity and pivot in response to adversity has been invaluable to his clients.
Lee is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the best-seller, Literacy is not Enough, and works with educators and corporations in several countries, helping them make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence.
Day 1 Focus: Solving Problems That Matter
Of all the data in the world, 90% of it was created in the last few years. Through our digital devices, we hold the sum of human knowledge in the palm of our hands. Finding it, however, in a sea of slant, bias, and social messaging is a massive challenge. At the same time, what do we do with it? How can we use technology and critical thinking to solve problems that matter?
This intensive and dynamic session is focused on Solution Fluency and Information Fluency. Throughout the day we will explore these structured processes and develop units of inquiry to cultivate the skills all learners need to be successful in the world beyond school.
Day 2 Focus: Growing Global Digital Citizens
Over the last decade, schools are increasing to models of 1:1 computing, BYOD and other models. These are technology initiatives, not learning initiatives and a huge opportunity has been missed. Working with hundreds of schools around the world, we have crafted a complete program for transforming the application of these technologies to grow global digital citizens—responsible, ethical citizens in a digital world.
In this workshop, we’ll explore the opportunities that exist in every lesson at every level to connect to an effective digital citizenship program that allows students to develop a code of ethics that will help them learn mind-sets of conscientious and responsible behaviour while taking responsibility for themselves, others and everything around them.
Extensive resources will be provided that will provide a solid foundation for your classroom.
Registration fee includes 2 morning coffee breaks, 2 hot lunches, and 2 afternoon coffee breaks/snacks.
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