There are numerous events for the upcoming Media Literacy Week, here are a couple K-12 specific programs you won’t want to miss:
October 29: Media Literacy & 21st Century Skills in the K12 Classroom, from 4-6pm at Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. This is free, but registration is required: http://www.csd.org/pdcalendar; scroll to Oct. 29th and click on the event.
Join us for this teacher-workshop featuring Cable in the Classroom’s Frank Gallagher, who is also Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2012-13 national chair. He’ll discuss the P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning. The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching & learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
- What is P21 and what is Cable in the Classroom?
- Who are the P21 member companies and the leadership states?
- The P21 framework and the 4 Cs.
- The role of media literacy within the P21 framework, in college and career readiness, as a necessary condition for full participation in civic, social and economic life in the 21st Century
Frank will show examples of schools implementing P21 framework and teaching media literacy, and how to access examples of P21 documents, like the subject area maps, which are the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation.
October 30: Using Media Literacy Strategies Across the Curriculum from 4:30-6 pm at Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Performing Arts Center (Free).
Spend late-afternoon with media literacy educator Julie Smith, who’s been teaching media literacy in St. Louis since 1997 and is expert at implementing media literacy strategies in the k-12 classroom. Join Julie and and some recent student teachers – and seasoned ones, too – who, with Julie’s help, have created model lesson plans that integrate media literacy into core curricula. Share critical-thinking strategies as well as learn new technologies to help your students become media literate.