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2020 National Forum: Literacy and Technology

2020 National Forum: Literacy and Technology

30/Sep/2020

To watch a recording of the Forum on Literacy and Technology, click here.

We know that literacy is key to understanding and engaging with an increasingly digital world. Research shows that tech tools can improve learning outcomes for children from low-income neighbourhoods, learners in remote communities, and learners with special learning needs. But there are both benefits and risk to increased technology use, and issues with equitable access to technology across the country.

The Panel
Moderator:
Stephen Faul, President & CEO, Frontier College
Panelist: Daniel Baril, Directeur Général, ICÉA
Panelist: Denise WilliamsChief Executive Officer, First Nations Technology Council
Panelist: Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice
UCLA
Panelist: Tammie Orifa, Toronto Regional Manager, Frontier College
Panelist: Marisa Blake, Learner at Frontier College's Independent Studies Program 
Read the discussion paper here.

Location:
Cisco's WebEx platform.
Keeping the theme in mind, and recognizing the potential for ongoing restrictions around in-person gatherings, the 2020 Forum was a completely virtual event. To watch a recording of the Forum on Literacy and Technology, click here.

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85% of parents say their child reads more at home after attending Summer Literacy Camp.

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