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Do you train religious leaders? The Digital Literacy Toolkit for Theological Educators has ideas & resources for preparing your students to minister in the digital age.
ABOUT THIS SITE
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THE TOOLKIT

The goal of the Digital Literacy Toolkit is to bring you ideas and resources for offering relevant learning experiences to your students.

CASTING THE VISION

CASTING THE VISION

Read our case for why digital literacies are essential for today’s faith leaders—and why students should learn them throughout their formation. More …

INTRODUCING THE LITERACIES

INTRODUCING THE LITERACIES

Encounter the seven skills we think all ministers should develop through practical projects and guided ministry experiences. More …

TEACHING WITH NEW MEDIA

TEACHING WITH NEW MEDIA

How you use new media in your classroom shapes how your students use them in ministry. Learn to model risk-tolerant innovation. More …

DESIGNING ASSIGNMENTS

DESIGNING ASSIGNMENTS

Worried about creating effective, authentic projects for your students? Jump-start your creativity with guidelines and model assignments. More …

SUPPORTING MEDIA CREATION

SUPPORTING MEDIA CREATION

Need support for yourself or your students? You don’t have to go it alone! Choose from our curated collection of tool demos and how-tos. More …

ADVOCATING IN YOUR SETTING

ADVOCATING IN YOUR SETTING

You can accomplish a lot as an individual instructor, but why not increase your impact by inviting colleagues and your administration to join us? More …

"WE BELIEVE THAT IN A NETWORKED SOCIETY NOT TEACHING DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS IS LIKE NOT TEACHING HOMILETICS OR PASTORAL CARE"
Kyle Oliver – Researcher & Curator
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Team

THE TEAM

The Digital Literacy Toolkit is a project of the e-Formation Learning Community, brought to you by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Sarah

SARAH STONESIFER

CURATOR / COACH
Adam Copeland

Adam J. Copeland

CONTRIBUTOR
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THE RESEARCH

We interviewed digitally innovative teachers & leaders in seminaries and other ministry formation organizations to identify themes, locate assets, and build consensus about the future of training ministers for culturally competent communication and leadership.

36

research participants interviewed

17

hours of recordings analyzed

83

innovative educators identified

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PAPER

PAPER

Draft Coming Soon
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Resources

THE RESOURCES

Here’s a selection of the resources we’re creating and collecting for the Digital Literacy Toolkit. You can browse the complete collections by accessing the appropriate pages via the Toolkit menu. You can filter resource collections by type of resource (marked with an Ⓡ) or by literacy (marked with an Ⓛ).

THE COMMUNITY

Join educator colleagues and the wider e-Formation Learning Community for inspiration and support on ministry in a digital world.

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THE RESULTS

Digital Literacy Toolkit resources have already begun to have an impact on theological education.

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THE SPONSORS

Funding for the research, development, and evaluation of these resources comes from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and the Association of Theological Schools.

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THE CONTACT FORM

We invite you to contact us if you'd like more information, email updates, individual coaching, or to contribute to the site.