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Literacy and Creativity: Essential Skills for 21st Century Students

Product code: PLS21517
Topics: Literacies
Length: 30 min - 1 hr
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This webinar recording is part of the Spring 2017 ISTE Professional Learning Series.

Discover approaches for making creativity an instructional goal and learn more about the connection between creativity and literacy. We’ll share examples of activities, projects and  technology resources. We’ll answer your questions and suggest ways that participants can learn more.

Presented by the ISTE Literacy Network.



Mike Gura

Bio: Retired from the New York City Department of Education, I was a classroom teacher for 17 years, a staff and curriculum developer for 5, and a central office administrator(Division of Curriculum and Instruction) where I supervised professional and curriculum development as the head of the office of Performance Standards (ELA, Science, and Math) and was the Director of Instructional Technology, citywide. I have written and published 11 books for teachers (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Instructional Technology, Visual Art), numerous articles on Education for Converge, T.H.E. Journal, Ed Tech K-12/Ed Tech Higher Ed, and other magazines – I wrote the Science FUNomena weekly feature for students for the New York Daily News for 3 years, and was the co-producer of The Teachers Podcast and the Talking Financial Literacy Education podcast (sponsored by McGraw Hill) for 5 years. I am currently President of the Literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE and produce/host its podcast and edit its journal, both titled Literacy Special Interest. Since retiring I have developed programs and taught courses for teachers at Long Island University, Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York Institute of Technology and Touro College School of Education. I am the President of ISTE's Literacy Professional Learning Network. Mark Gura


Evelyn Wassel, Ed.D.