Full course description
The media we consume have a strong influence on how we see the world. Tweens (8-12) and teens (13-18) consume an average of six and nine hours a day, respectively, not including time spent using media for school or homework. With such intense exposure, it’s essential that students are taught media literacy -- how to analyze and evaluate media content. Teaching students how to think critically to differentiate between fake and real news, recognizing perspective and intended audience, and detecting bias will provide the necessary tools students need to be responsible consumers and resist manipulation by the media. During this workshop, participants will come to understand what media literacy is, its importance in the classroom, how to integrate media literacy skills, and design lessons and activities that will develop students’ media literacy skills and help them grow up to be informed citizens.
Facilitator: Jill Brooks, North Hills School District
**Participants will earn 45 Act 48 hours upon successful completion of this workshop.