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Media Literacy and Civic Learning Activities to Promote Student Agency

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Media Literacy and Civic Learning Activities to Promote Student Agency

Presented by Daniel E. Vargas Campos, Program Manager, Common Sense Education; Eisha Buch, Director of Education Programs, Common Sense Education; and Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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The ubiquity of media and technology in our lives has come with far-reaching implications: a culture of cynicism, disagreement over facts, increased incivility, and a rise in hate speech. Despite these challenges, we also have a generation of young people who are energized to be more civically engaged and eager to leverage the power of technology for good.

Watch Daniel Vargas Campos, Program Manager at Common Sense Education, and Eisha Buch, Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, to learn more about the deep relationship between media literacy and civic learning and how you can help strengthen your students’ digital civic agency. In this edWebinar, we go over our refreshed News and Media Literacy Resource Center, discuss how media literacy evolves across grades K-12, and explore our brand-new Civics in Digital Life activities for high school students.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to middle and high school teachers.


Daniel Vargas CamposAbout the Presenters

Daniel Vargas Campos is an education program manager at Common Sense Education. He develops research-backed educational resources that support young people to thrive in a digitally interconnected world. He has over four years of experience as a content creator in the education technology space. Prior to joining Common Sense Education, Daniel was a graduate instructor and researcher at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education where he studied the impact of educational technologies in the lives of students from non-dominant backgrounds. He holds an MA in social and cultural studies from UC Berkeley and a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Tufts University.


Eisha Buch is the Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education. She oversees the Digital Citizenship Program at Common Sense, including the K-12 Curriculum and interactive games. She has over 12 years of experience working in the K-12 education sector, with expertise in curriculum development, professional development, and program evaluation. She develops research-based curricula to ensure the digital well-being of all students, with dedicated efforts to help promote a positive learning culture around media and technology within schools. Prior to joining Common Sense, Eisha was a middle school teacher and administrator in New York City. When not working, Eisha can be found jamming out to Baby Beluga with her two toddlers.


Jennifer EhehaltAs Sr. Regional Manager, Jennifer Ehehalt designs and delivers high-quality professional development opportunities for educators across the country. She spotlights thought leaders by creating and moderating conversations on timely topics relevant to digital teaching and learning. When attending Jennifer’s edWeb sessions, participants know they’ll leave with concrete strategies from the field, including how to build a positive school culture, how to use straightforward templates to guide challenging conversations, and family engagement implementation ideas.


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Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education develops high-quality digital citizenship programs and digital teaching resources, providing educators and students with the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for life.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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