Welcome to Session 12: Making Bold Choices

16 11 2011

When I first developed this session over ten years ago, Frances Bradburn, our speaker, was the chair of the first-ever Printz Committee and she spoke to our class, face-to-face, on-the-ground, on-campus.  Intellectual freedom was all about a reader’s right to read and an author’s right to create.

My, how things have changed!

In this session, you’ll see Frances aka Reid Nitely present in our virtual world as our avatars gather in the Bookhenge and we’re talking not only about the author’s right to create but the students’ also.

right to read and create

Session 12 (Nov. 16 – Nov. 22) Making the Bold Choice — Intellectual Freedom and Censorship in a Participatory Culture

What is our responsibility to our students, our profession, and our world when it comes to students’ right to read and the intellectual freedom to both consume and create media?

Activities and Action Items:

  • Prepare for the live, virtual seminar by reading and viewing to contribute to the Bold Choices VoiceThread by Friday, Nov. 18, and then reviewing the contributions and adding an Open Mic comment by Monday, Nov. 21, class time.
  • Participate in the live, virtual seminar (Monday, Nov. 21).
  • Review and reflect upon your work this week in your RAP (Reflective Assessment Process) by Tuesday, Nov. 22, 11:59 pm.
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