15LCS Half-Day Training – Designing Digital Literacy Programs for Parents and Adults

This is one of five half-day trainings taking place the day before the 2015 Leading Change Summit in Washington, D.C. Half-day trainings are open to both LCS attendees and non-LCS attendees. Space is limited.

Digital literacy includes knowing how to use a mouse, a browser, and navigating the Web. It also includes knowing how to use those tools to meet our own needs and goals, whether to access information and education, communicate with family and friends, or connect to our children’s teachers and our doctors. The Internet has the potential to help all of us engage in our communities, access services and resources, and communicate with others near and far, but only if we are all online. Nonprofits play a critical role in helping all members of our communities get online. This half-day workshop includes best practices and case studies from leading digital literacy and inclusion programs to help you create or expand your organization’s efforts.

Speaker: Deb Socia
Deb Socia is the Executive Director of Next Century Cities. Prior to this role, she was the Executive Director of the Tech Goes Home program whose mission is to ensure digital equity. The program was selected as a ComputerWorld 2011 Laureate, was awarded the Public Technology Institute’s 2011 Solutions Award, and the 2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Award, as well as being mentioned as an exemplary program in several national publications. She has written several pieces on technology in education, including a piece on digital citizenship for the Publius Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center, several articles in MASCD Perspectives, AALF’s on-line publication, Mass Literacy, and several guest blog posts for iKeepSafe and Wheelock University. Deb is an avid user of social media, particularly Twitter (@dsocia).