What is Digital Literacy?
American Library Association (ALA) Definition
ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force defines digital literacy as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” - Learn More
What is Project shiftED?
Provided by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education with support from the California Department of Education and California Department of Education Foundation.
Increase schools’ systemic proficiency in leveraging digital tools for learning
Increase educational leaders’ capacity to support digital literacy sitewide
Construct Communities of Practice (COP) to amplify successful models of digital literacy instruction
Action Plan for Districts or Sites
Prepare a small team to lead the efforts
Attend ALL Professional Learning
Create a Digital Literacy Roadmap
Activities to Support the Efforts
10 hours of hybrid professional learning through a Kick-Off, Deep Dive, and job-alike topics focused digital literacy competencies in the classroom and school sites
5 Community of Practice Network Meetings to share promising practices
Ongoing support to build and guide a Digital Literacy Roadmap
4 hour exhibit to share work with the community
An honorarium will be provided to all participants in the amount of $1250 to be paid by their district via an MOU with the Santa Cruz COE. The district can invoice the Santa Cruz COE for the $1250 honorarium plus any statutory costs.