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This event is one of sixteen dynamic breakout sessions that make up Innovate ’22, the City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education Conference taking place on June 10, 2022.

Session Title: Building Class Communities by Bridging Digital Divides

Presenter: Dave Breedlove (Malcolm X College)

Date and Time: June 10, 2022 from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.

Description: Presenter: Dave Breedlove (Malcolm X College)

Description: This presentation highlights placing students as experts who assist their classmates in acquiring digital skills. Across courses, levels, and modalities, our students enter the learning environment with various levels of digital literacy.

Top-down direction to bring students up to speed on Zoom or Learning Management Systems (LMSs) can leave digitally literate students bored and disengaged, while those with fewer digital skills feel lost and confused. By tapping into the digital skills many students bring to class, we build learning communities while allowing students to master the skills needed to engage online.

This method uses initial formal and informal assessments to find student strengths, creating tasks to provide practice for important digital skills, and their applicability in fully online to fully in-person classes – all while emphasizing the ways in which community is built. Giving students the chance to be the expert while giving everyone the opportunity to practice needed digital skills builds confident communities of learning and practice.

Please register for the session using the Zoom link provided

RSVP/Join Event: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/88413037801

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