Category Archives: Media Literacy
Library Media Specialist (LMS) Academy 2013-2014
This academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education today. Today’s LMS must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. This long-term academy will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS along with the Common Core Standards. Registration is open for all library media specialists and those interested in media literacy in K-12 education. Participants have an option to earn 3.0 graduate credits for an additional cost of $60 per credit hour through Lindenwood University.
● Learn how to develop lessons that support the AASL, ISTE, CCSS & NETS Standards
● Understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills
● Network with colleagues working in school libraries across the area and globally
● Learn digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for K12 students
● Examine problem based activities and digital, web & media literacy lessons
● Examine best practices for Copyright and Fair Use
● Explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources
● Contribute in an online learning community, Moodle
● Participate in 30 hours of blended learning professional development
● Attend one day of the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC)
Dates and times of participation:
All classes meet at CSD from 4-7pm:
● September 24
● October 15
● November 12
● December 10
● January 14
● February 11 OR 12 (METC; St. Charles Convention Center)
● March 11
● April 8
Cost: $395 non-members $495 members
All training sessions will take place at CSD on 1460 Craig Rd. except for the Feb. session, which will be at the St. Charles Convention Center.
To register, go to: http://csd-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=COEALL and scroll down to Sept. 24th.
P.O.’s and credit cards will be accepted. Space is limited, so register early! If you have questions, contact Martha Bogart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1258.
The Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest is an annual event open for second through twelfth grade students. The contest has grown to include the following states: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Winning movies are then showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference each year; students, families and educators are invited to attend. They are also featured on our SchoolTube channel.
The contest is currently open, and accepting submissions until Wednesday, December 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. central time. There are three divisions and five categories, and movies are judged upon:
• Quality of Content: Original work that achieves its stated purpose and appeals to its intended audience with good evidence of subject knowledge.
• Creativity: Well-developed, aesthetically pleasing and adds a different angle to its content.
• Videography (Live Action or Animation): Quality of images and sound, editing, etc.
• Reflection: Students demonstrate how their movies have achieved Common Core State Standards and what they have learned as a result of their project.
Also important to the judging process is that all resources used within the movie are cited, including images, artwork, and music. To learn more about the contest, including it’s categories and how to enter, visit the Show-Me a Movie page on CSD’s website.
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?
(1) GMLP Media Literacy Mini Conference: Pedagogy & Production
(2) Web 2.0 for the Common Core
(3) Teaching + Learning Today with Technology
(4) A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson on Digital Learning & Creativity
(5) Apply for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago