Digital Literacy in the ELA Classroom Series - NCTE

Digital Literacy in the ELA Classroom Series

NCTE members are invited to join in a new online workshop series cohosted by NCTE and the Assembly on Computers in English (ACE). This series focuses on connecting members of our communities with high-quality digital literacy tools and knowledge of those resources that they can take into their ELA classrooms. Attendees will be able to leave with ideas, exemplars, and methods to use in the classroom with the tools and programs covered in each session!


Serving ALL Learners: Using Pear Deck to Meet Students’ Needs, Promote Student Learning, and Develop Student Confidence

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
5:00–6:30 p.m. ET

Pear Deck is a Google Slides add-on that educators can use in different ways to reach any student. The presenters used this approach in team-taught classes in a “high-needs” middle school, in a large district in the mid-atlantic region of the United States. It was also used extensively with advanced academic classes, which included numerous twice exceptional learners. They found it: (1) engaged students using multiple types of questions; (2) empowered learners, no matter their learning style or challenges; (3) enabled collaboration of various forms; and (4) allowed both self-paced and teacher-led work. This session will show you how to use this tool to reach students and will share examples to help guide your efforts to serve.

Hosted by Mark Stevens and Monica Feon.

Mark Stevens is a seventh-grade teacher of history with twenty-eight years of experience in a large school district in the mid-atlantic region. He also earned his PhD in learning technology design research at George Mason University, with a specialization in K–12 blended/multimodal learning. Stevens enjoys doing work (learning design and research) that supports all learners, no matter their need.

Monica Feon is a seventh-grade history teacher. She taught global history and US history in New York for ten years in multiple large high school settings. This will be her second year teaching in the middle school setting in a large school district in the mid-atlantic region. Feon earned her EdD in interdisciplinary studies in education at Long Island University. She enjoys creating scaffolds and differentiating instruction to ensure the success of all classroom learners and to support students in learning the skills necessary to be lifelong learners.