New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute

The New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute (NLI) was created in 2009 by a group of literacy professors from four universities and initially launched at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. The group of professors worked collectively to design the NLI professional development model, which is based on the principles of new media literacies, project-based inquiry (PBI), and technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). Through a capacity building framework, self-sustaining follow-up institutes are being launched nationally and internationally.

Founding Creators

Dr. Hiller A. Spires, North Carolina State University

Dr. John Lee, North Carolina State University

Dr. Carol Young, North Carolina State University

Dr. Donald Leu, University of Connecticut

Dr. Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Jill Castek, University of California-Berkeley

PBI Global: The Guiding Process of the NLI

Guiding collaborative, inquiry-based instructional process that connects students around the world through interdisciplinary inquiry project