Chasing Literacy


literacy - demonstrating competence in a given area

information literacy - the ability to effectively utilize information

media literacy - the ability to effectively engage with a variety of formats


What does it mean to be information literate?

The path to information is fairly easy for most: Go on the Internet. The path to good information is another matter. In fact, it's more complicated than ever. Context, production and delivery are continually unfolding and at an ever-increasing pace. We all want to be well-informed, but our technology-rich environment is simultaneously overwhelming and overly simplistic.  It's not just about finding an answer - it's finding out what it means.

My Guiding Principles

Quality education leads to a well-informed citizenry.

A well-informed citizenry sustains a healthy democracy.  

A healthy democracy supports quality education.