K-12 Priorities and Challenges
A Thousand Words: Using Digital Tools to Enhance Visual Literacy
Hope Nordstrom, Director of M.Ed./Ed.S. Programs, Lipscomb University
Dr. Hope Nordstrom is the Director of Advanced M.Ed./Ed.S. Programs and Assistant Professor of Education at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the lead faculty for the Technology Integration M.Ed. program. Before joining the College of Education faculty, she taught middle school language arts for ten years.
Although visual representations have been around since cave paintings, visuals created with new technologies are changing the definition of what it means to be literate. Visual literacy is not just an "add-on," because incorporating visuals into learning practices helps the brain create meaning. Learn how to integrate visuals to capture the interest of today's learners and invoke emotions of curiosity, excitement, and enthusiasm. Explore digital tools and resources to support and enhance visual literacy in today's face-to-face, blended, or online classrooms.
Learning Objectives
Evaluate research that supports visual literacy as a powerful learning and teaching strategy.
Explore how to use digital tools to enhance visual literacy across the curriculum in today's face-to-face, blended, and online classrooms.
Receive valuable resources and ideas for developing and enhancing visual literacy in the classroom.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer