Science in Minnesota

I am getting ready to deliver a keynote for the Minnesota STEM Digital Content conference. They hold all of their science teacher conferences here at the Science Museum of Minnesota, which has a relationship with the state association of science teachers. The auditorium here is magnificent, with eerie DNA sounding music playing from the ceilings. I’m impressed.

I was surprised how easily I was able to adapt my contemporary literacy slides for a science teacher audience. It all cuts down to the notion that it isn’t about the technology. It’s about the information, and information is at the root of teaching and learning. The information has changed (digital, networked, and overwhelming) and so the literacy skills — learning literacies — must also change, expand, and continue to adapt to the ever-changing information landscape.

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