Making Meaning: How to Read Media Messages
Step into a learning experience to deconstruct media messages and help your students develop their critical and analytical skills. Develop your own curriculum-driven approach with media literacy activities, exercises and/or lesson plans with support and feedback to have something tangible to use in the classroom.
6-week course includes:
1 hour live session each week, with interactive exercises, activities and Q&A, on Zoom.
1-2 hours of self-paced learning and assignments per week, in Canvas (LMS).
This is an 15-18 hour, hybrid synchronous and asynchronous course with instructor support.
Teachers (6-12 grades for any content discipline)
Directors of Instruction
This Making Meaning: How To Read Media Messages course is designed for 6-12 grade teachers and administrators who want to integrate media literacy into their virtual or real-life classrooms. Very few will be “media literacy teachers”; most will teach history, social studies, language arts, visual arts and other subjects where an ability to deconstruct and evaluate media messages is essential to learning.
UPGRADE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SKILL SET
Add media literacy skills to your teaching repertoire and improve instruction while receiving quick and easy professional development.
INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Enhance student learning experiences by actively engaging students with media-based inquiry and discovery activities.
ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATIONAL TOOLKIT
Create your own activities, exercises and/or plans to weave into your teaching practice. Access & retain course materials and resources.
Level up your media literacy analytical skills through practice with a focus on ads, news stories and social media.
Delve into a framework for how we create meaning when we interact with media messages.
Create your own media literacy activities, exercises and/or lesson plans.
Get personalized feedback from instructor and other learners.
How to teach and lead with inquiry to expand critical thought.
Explore more efficient strategies for improving the way students read and interact with media.
Spring 2021 Session: February 21-April 2
Enrollment through February 21
6-weeks (1 and 1/2 months)
1-3 hours per week for 6 weeks (15-18 hrs. total)
$119 /$59 early bird discount until January 30.
1 hour of synchronous live sessions each week with interactive exercises, activities and Q&A (on Zoom).
1-2 hours of weekly asynchronous self-paced learning and assignments (in Canvas LMS).
CERTIFICATE & BADGING
An MSC Digital Badge and Digital Certificate available upon course completion.