Pre-Convention Institute: Developing Multimodal Literacy in Content Area Instruction

1:00 - 5:00pm EDT
Presented at: TESOL 2015

Literacy today is intertwined with images, technological formats, and sounds. These forms require an understanding of multiple modalities. During this institute, teachers participate in activities modeling multimodal literacy, identify which forms are most prevalent in specific content areas, and plan lessons that give students the opportunity to interpret and express content concepts through a variety of sign systems.
In this workshop participants

  • explore the concept of multimodal literacy, a 21st century approach to literacy
  • participate in a variety of activities that model the instruction of literacy and content concepts through multiple modalities
  • apply a multimodal approach to their own content instruction