Media literacy is more important today than ever. It is a critical skill for students of all ages, especially because teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day on media that doesn’t include schoolwork or homework. Educators must give students the tools and skills they need to decipher between reliable and unreliable sources of media. Susannah Moran, Senior Project Manager at myON, presented tips for providing students with these important media literacy skills in “Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom.”
Join myON’s Susannah Moran for a robust edWebinar where we will discuss the impact teachers can have on this important topic of media literacy.
In this edWebinar discover how you can help students grapple with these topics in a thoughtful, honest and civil way that encourages thinking about their own biases. Veteran teacher and media literacy trainer Chris Sperry will engage participants in analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan (CT) High School, shares close reading exercises and activities for learners in grades 6-12.
. In this edWebinar, Russell Kahn, Chief Content Officer for News-O-Matic, will discuss at a high level how we can collectively provide unlimited access to daily, digital news articles to promote empowerment, engagement and citizenship in an age-appropriate, relatable and informative manner.
In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, will lead us on an exploration of news and media literacy.
Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT will outline distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program.
Students today are increasingly turning to online new sources to meet their research needs. Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources. In “Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, interviewed Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics Reporter for USA Today, on today’s shifting trends in journalism and how teachers can help students identify reliable sources.
In this session, USA TODAY Reporter Greg Toppo will join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism.