Digital Literacy Camp

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“Literacy” is the ability to use language and images in rich and varied forms to read, write, listen, speak, view represent, discuss and think critically about ideas. Therefore, “Digital Literacy” is the ability to do the items listed above using information technologies and the internet.

Through this program, students who have completed Grades 6, 7 or 8 will receive an enriched literacy experience that combines the hands-on use of modern technology such as Apple products: Mac, Ipad, Apple TV and apps, as well as the programs necessary for their future success including but not limited to Office 365, usage of current social media apps, how to be a safe and responsible digital citizen and dissecting the media that surrounds us to better become independent thinkers.

We are committed to preparing students for the future through providing them with the knowledge and experience of current technology. The students in our board are immersed in this technology savvy world where skill development is a key to success. Through this program we will further their knowledge of modern technology and provide guidance to better support their development of these technologies. Students will be exposed to Apple products to gain firsthand experience and develop efficiencies with current technology.

Office 365 is a tool that is not only necessary for our students currently but for their future success as well. In this program we will focus on use of PowerPoint, Sway, Word, OneNote, etc. as tools to prepare students for the future.

The current concerns surrounding social media are safety and digital citizenship. Being a digital citizen is equivalent to being a citizen in any other platform and comes with a certain set of rules and responsibilities. This program will touch on cyber bullying - being a responsible digital citizen, being safe online while using social media apps and how to ensure your privacy while using social media apps.

Thinking critically about media and the influence it has on our daily lives allows us to better become independent thinkers and to make choices that are healthy and supportive of our own lifestyles. Through this program we will explore media techniques that are used to persuade their audience and have the opportunity to create our own media such as commercials, magazine articles and advertisements.

Through this program there will also be an opportunity for student voice. If there is a focus that students want to learn more about we can accommodate and investigate further into that area.

Experiential learning camps "enhance the already rich learning environments of our schools, providing students with alternative ways of engaging in their learning."  Through the Experiential Learning Cycle students will actively participate, reflect and apply their learning. "The development of a reflective mindset gives students the ability to turn every experience into a learning experience." Community-Connected Experiential Learning, Ministry of Education, pages 8 & 9.

Questions and answers

Do students need any special knowledge or skills?
No. Students will gain the knowledge and develop and apply the skills during the program.

What does my child need to bring to camp?
Students need to bring a lunch and their enthusiasm and imagination

Dates for Camp

The camp will be offered:

  • July 6 - 9, 2020
  • July 13 - 16, 2020
  • July 20 - 23, 2020

Please note that students can participate in more than one camp, but are asked to not register for the same camp for two weeks consecutively.

Location

This camp is offered at two locations:

  • Ajax Campus, Continuing Education - 458 Fairall Street, Unit 7, Ajax
  • Oshawa Campus, Continuing Education - 850 King St. W., Unit 26

Time

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (4 days per week for each camp)

Cost and Registration

There is no cost for this program.  Click here to download registration form.  Form can be faxed, emailed or returned in person to Ajax Campus.  

DCDSB students click here for registration form  *** Registration forms will be available March 23, 2020

NON DCDSB students click here for registration form

Transportation

Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from the camp.

 

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