New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute

The New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute (NLI) was created in 2009 by a group of professors who worked collaboratively to design the NLI professional development model, which is based on principles of new media literacies, project-based inquiry, and technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). Through a capacity building framework, self-sustaining follow-up institutes are being launched in different states and countries.

Institute activities include inquiry projects, workshops, panel discussions, design studios, featured speakers, and just-in-time learning. Working collaboratively to develop creative and innovative instructional solutions for their classrooms, participants will spend a rewarding week with other educators just as passionate about transforming teaching and learning for the 21st century.

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The NLI is part of the New Literacies Collaborative. For more information, please visit


Dr. Hiller A. Spires

Dr. John Lee

Carl Young