Teachers and educators can use digital text and tools to enhance their pedagogical goals. I hope to share the many strategies I develop, or better yet, stumble upon to help us prepare our students as the world shifts from page to pixel.
These gleanings of thought have begun to emerge into a model for preparing teacher candidates and providing professional development to teachers in practice. They also provide a model to writers on the importance of multimodal composition. Myself, and my colleague, Ian O’Byrne have developed the Online Research and Media Skills Framework.
The ORMS model is designed to to effectively and authentically use digital text and tools in order to meet the instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards and our shift to a maker economy.
The ORMS model is build upon three cornerstones that teachers, both veterans and candidates, can integrate into their current better practices. These cornerstones are: online reading comprehension, online content construction, and online collabortative inquiry.
Please explore this site, or contact us, to learn more about integrating the ORMS model into your curriculum.