Monday, January 23, 2012

Live Interview Tuesday, January 24th - Lee Crockett on 21st Century Fluencies

Join me Tuesday, January 24th, for a live and interactive webinar with Lee Crockett, co-author of Literacy Is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age. "Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency.... Students must master a completely different set of skills to succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labor markets." (-Corwin book description). The authors write:
"In our present society we are seeing powerful technologies and information systems causing a parallel change in the knowledge base. Why are facts are becoming obsolete faster and knowledge built on these facts less durable? What are the new methods for learning, communicating and collaborating both in business and education? With so much information at our fingertips, how do we discern the good from the bad, the correct from the incorrect, and the empty from the meaningful? 
"In today's world, traditional literacy alone is insufficient for success in the classrooms and the workforces of the new digital age. The rapid advancements in technology leading us into the future call for a whole different set of skills to utilize it all to its full potential. "Literacy is Not Enough" defines the essential skills and mindsets our children need to survive and thrive in 21st Century digital culture, through the understanding and application of essential new 21st Century fluencies... and [presents] an effective framework for integrating comprehensive literacy or fluency into the traditional curriculum."
Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 recording is available at

Lee Crockett is a national award winning graphic designer, marketing consultant, entrepreneur, artist, author and international keynote speaker. Lee Crockett is the Director of Media for the InfoSavvy Group and the managing partner of the 21st Century Fluency Project.

Lee Crockett is the chief architect of the extensive network of websites, web-based applications and presentations of which the infoSavvy group is comprised. Lee is also the co-publisher of the Committed Sardine Blog, which is electronically distributed to more than 100,000 readers in over 60 countries.

Lee is a "just in time learner" first and foremost, constantly adapting to the new programs, languages and technologies associated with today's communications and marketing media.

Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee Crockett has lived in Kyoto, Japan where he studied Aikido and Tea Ceremony as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting at the Accademia D'Arte. An avid Ducati enthusiast, when in Italy, he is on the track at every opportunity.

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