Learning Outcomes |

In 2001, Mark Prensky identified the digital native and the digital immigrant. Since then, the “digital melting pot” has emerged--including digital natives, immigrants, pioneers, and tourists. In “Digital Culture: Immigrants and Tourists Responding to the Natives’ Drumbeat,” Cheri Toledo asks the question, “How do we help our digital tourist colleagues emigrate from their technology barren land and become digital immigrants in 21st century education?” This is the challenge for all leaders across the state, and working with adult learners requires specific skills and strategies. When these district and school technology leaders are able to build the capacity of the classroom teachers to integrate technology instruction in their classrooms successfully through sound professional development, the impact on student learning multiplies exponentially.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • recognize the characteristics and contributions of members comprising the digital melting pot;
  • investigate digital assimilation; and
  • explore the Ed Tech "Golden Circle."


Content Title | 60 minutes



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Facilitator Contact Information |

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Emma Braaten | emma.braaten@dpi.nc.gov
Twitter | @ebliterate
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Virginia Cardenas | virginia.cardenas@dpi.nc.gov
Twitter | @vcardenased
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Media/Image Source(s) |


Images used throughout the Digital Melting Pot presentation are
  • personal property of Emma Braaten or Juliane Garber,
  • in the public domain and available through photo sources such as Pixabay
  • and from these additional sources

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