21st century literacy specialist!

I always love reading what Kim Cofino has to say at her blog Always Learning or in her Twitter posts as mscofino…which are regular, and packed with questions and ideas. But what I really love is the concept behind her role at the International School Bangkok in Thailand.

Kim explains:

I am the 21st Century Literacy Specialist at the International School Bangkok in Thailand. This position combines my past experiences as a technology facilitator with the wealth of resources available in the library. ISB is actively seeking to build a Learning Hub that successfully blends the traditional role of a library with the requirements of the 21st century global student. My role is to bridge that gap. As the 21st Century Literacy Specialist, my work is focused on helping core subject teachers utilize web 2.0 technologies in the classroom, to create a global and collaborative approach to learning. I enjoy working with my colleagues to design authentic and engaging international projects incorporating social networking, blogs, wikis, and podcasts, and whatever comes next!

Kim’s been telling us all day on Twitter how she has been finishing off the long haul of working on her conference presentation wiki Developing the Global Student: Practical Ways to Infuse 21st Century Literacy Skills in Your Classroom.

Naturally when she finally posted the link I had to take a look.

I think you should take a look too! :-)

You should also take a look at Kim’s post The Slideshow must go on where she tells you a little about the conferences that these materials have been prepared for.

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    1. Thank you for all the kind words Judy!

      I think sometimes I forget how cool my job is! It’s actually become totally “normal” in just the last three months. But, when I read over what I wrote about my job, it reminds me how exciting it really is :) Strange how that happens….

      I am really looking forward to seeing how these presentations go over with the “average” international school teacher this weekend. I can only hope they will be as well received in Singapore as they have been here on HeyJude :)

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