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Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

Monday November 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Presented by Chris Sperry, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College

Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec

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How can you fit media literacy into the curriculum when it is already so packed? How can you use media analysis to teach core content and standards while also teaching critical media literacy skills?

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 presents on analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice. He presents classroom-ready strategies and free online resources from Project Look Sharp—applicable to all grade levels and subject areas—for integrating constructivist media decoding activities into your curriculum.

This recorded edWebinar is geared towards teachers, administrators, and library media specialists at the K-12 level. Learn how to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into your curriculum!

Chris SperryAbout the Presenter

Chris Sperry is the director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, a media-literacy initiative founded in 1993 at Ithaca College. He has taught secondary social studies and media studies at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, New York, since 1979. He is the co-author of numerous curriculum kits that integrate media decoding and critical thinking into the curriculum. These include the Media Construction series on war, presidential campaigns, the Middle East, Soviet history, Africa, economics, and global warming. He is the recipient of the 2005 National PTA and Cable Leaders in Learning Award for Media Literacy and the 2008 National Council for the Social Studies James M. Becker Award for Global Understanding.

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