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Scharber and Pazurek Keynote Local SPCLC Event

Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium

On Thursday this week, Dr. Cassie Scharber & Angel Pazurek presented the keynote at the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium’s (SPCLC) annual fall meeting for literacy professionals working in Adult Basic Education programs. The title of the keynote was “Technology and the Shifting Definition of Literacy: New Directions for Education,” and it engaged literacy professionals in conversations relating to preparing adult learners with digital literacy skills. Technology integration was discussed as a means to amplify possibilities for learners to connect, collaborate, and create. Scharber and Pazurek also discussed the community and culture shift associated with teaching with technology, including opportunities, barriers, and the ontological changes in learning spaces that impact the roles of both learners and facilitators.