If COVID taught the world anything, it was the power of technology and just how many digital tools are at our disposal. But, how do we use these tools responsibly and effectively? At the heart of 21st-century skills, digital literacy tackles how to utilize technology to research, create, and communicate appropriately, both in a professional capacity and in one’s personal life.

This session explores how teachers can incorporate digital literacy into their classrooms to improve language proficiency and lead students to personal and career success.


Robyn has graduated with a MATESOL and MSIDT. She is ESL/Intensive English professor with 22 years of experience teaching higher education in ESL, EAP, ESOL, IE, and English Composition. Currently she is a full time course director at Full Sail University with curriculum design, instructional design, and grammar/writing expertise. She has presented for central Florida area and Florida state colleges/universities on grammar, technology and instructional design presenting at the state conference levels and international TESOL. She is currently the President of Central Florida TESOL.

Emily Bryson is an author, teacher educator, graphic facilitator, visual recorder and ESOL lecturer. She has written various print and digital materials, including National Geographic Learning’s Voices series, 50 Ways to Teach Life Skills and A-Z of ESOL. She has been teaching adult ESOL learners at City of Glasgow College since 2007 and dedicated herself to supporting the acquisition of life skills such as digital, literacy, employability and communication. Her passion is sharing the magic of graphic facilitation with ELT professionals. Her online courses in Graphic Facilitation for have been described as ‘the nicest corner of the internet’. Check out her free e-book, lesson plans, videos and podcasts at www.EmilyBrysonELT.com. Instagram: @EmilyBrysonELT


Erin Shaw Hernandez is an experienced TESOL professional with expertise ranging from teaching in the classroom to owning and operating an accredited language school. She received a MA TESOL degree from Brigham Young University, and has extensive experience in curriculum and program development, teacher training, language assessment and program marketing.