Has your program registered for a free DESE-funded site license to Northstar Digital Literacy? Join us for this training to learn what the paid/licensed Northstar platform has to offer programs, teachers, and students. In this workshop, you will learn about the Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, ready-to-go curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting features. Use this training to plan how your organization can strategically use Northstar to reach your digital literacy goals.
DESE-funded programs can request a site license by completing this request form.
For questions about this workshop, please contact Kathleen O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Program administrators and instructors who are using or planning to use Northstar Digital Literacy
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
Northstar trainer, Theresa Sladek, will present this first of a series of three workshops to introduce the many features of the paid version of the Northstar Digital Literacy platform. In this first workshop, she will introduce you to the essential components of the Northstar platform, including the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards, digital assessments, the classroom-focused curriculum (which supports the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards and the College and Career Readiness Standards), the self-directed Northstar Online Learning modules, and the Northstar reporting features. You will leave with an understanding of what each feature has to offer and a plan for how you can use it to advance digital literacy in your program.
Note: This same workshop was offered in June 2023 and will be offered again on November 17th.
This is the first in a three-part series of workshops. The next workshop, Getting Started With Northstar Digital Literacy on September 29th, will offer specific information about initial steps to take such as creating learner accounts and running reports. Each session can stand on its own, but we recommend attending both sessions. You should also look for Introducing Learners to Northstar on October 6th.
- Describe and locate Northstar Digital Literacy platform features including the standards, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting features
- Plan for using these resources for digital literacy assessment, instruction, and reporting in your program
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: