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A Fresh Take on Media Literacy in the Era of AI
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Presented by Katie McNamara, Teacher Librarian at North High School (CA), and Program Director at Fresno Pacific University; and Lori Lynch, VP of Professional Learning, Britannica Education
Sponsored by Britannica Education
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In an era where generative AI produces content at the speed of thought, media literacy is no longer just a beneficial skill but an imperative. Educators face the intricate task of deciphering between AI-generated content and genuine human creation. The classroom is at the forefront of this shifting landscape. View this edWebinar to dive deep into the future of media literacy, with a special focus on the advancements of generative AI. Key takeaways include:
- The AI evolution: Understand the rise of generative AI in, and its broader implications on, information consumption
- Challenges ahead: Address the complexities of distinguishing between AI-generated content and authentic human-produced information
- Opportunities unveiled: Explore the possible benefits of leveraging AI-generated media in the educational space and beyond
- The educator’s toolkit: Equip yourself with strategies to teach students about discerning and critiquing human-created and AI-generated content
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Katie McNamara serves as a teacher librarian at North High School in Bakersfield, California, and as Director of the Teacher Librarian Program at Fresno Pacific University. She is a Google Certified Innovator, SCWriP Teacher-Consultant, California School Library Association Past President, and AASL Tech Troubadour. Katie has authored contributing chapters and published many journal articles. She has won numerous awards for being innovative and sharing content. She enjoys learning, empowering teachers to inspire student learning, and frequently sharing her expertise as a national and global presenter. Inspire.Create.Empower.Repeat.
Lori K. Lynch is a successful and transformative leader, across multiple industries, with her expertise in learning and development, team building, recruitment, succession planning, and customer success. Her experiences have allowed effective skill transferability starting as a classroom teacher and educational leader, extensive tenure in the e-learning, web, and app-based EdTech industry, and recently, the educational publishing sector. Her background stemming from teacher to L&D specialist, along with executive-level leadership, has prepared her for delivering creative approaches and bringing transformational input into her career experiences.
As a member of Learning Forward, the NAEYC, and the Association for Talent Development, Lori believes that the fun you bring to learning and development doesn’t end when you’re a child. In her experience, a focus on adult learning theory is important, and using creative engagement strategies for the working adult can promote deeper learning, team camaraderie, and a sense of belonging. These strategies have shown Lori that it becomes much easier to invoke growth and succession planning. Her belief in the importance of emotional intelligence allows teamwork and communication to thrive in these nurtured environments.
Lori holds a BS in human development from Pacific Christian College, and a master’s in education-early childhood, from Concordia. Additionally, Lori is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, a Certified DISC and Enneagram Profile Analyst, a Certified Human Rights Consultant, and is pursuing a counseling certification. She is a musician, a weekend DIY-er, an animal lover, and a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
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To achieve this goal, we take a distinct approach that combines an expansive and diverse collection of educational resources, including nonfiction articles, images, videos, and interactive activities, with ongoing professional learning and support for educators. We believe that by providing PreK-12 educators with the tools and support they need, we can help them create a learning environment that inspires and engages learners of all abilities.