Tag Archives: Digital Literacy

Media Literacy Resources Available

gmlpGateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc. (GMLP) was incorporated in Missouri 2004.  GMLP’s goal is to attract individuals, organizations and institutions who as community citizens strongly believe media literacy is a democracy skill, is a survival skill and a nexus for change, vital to developing critical thinking, and media literacy empowers citizens to make intelligent and healthy choices throughout their lifetime.

One committee of GMLP is Education Community Engagement; earlier in June, ECE held a mini conference at Cooperating School Districts on Media Literacy for K-12 educators. On it’s webpage, there are many resources from not only those who presented (Bill Bass, Linda Dougherty, Mitch Eden, Don Goble, and Julie Smith) but recommendations from the ECE committee. Do take some time to click around and check it out!

Cooperating School Districts is an institutional member of GMLP.

Academy offers Guidance and Resources to Library Media Specialists

Cooperating School Districts’ Library Media Specialist (LMS) Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. 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. By participating in the annual academy, you will network with colleagues working in school libraries across the area and globally, understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills, and learn about digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for students.  The academy will assist you in teaching and connecting the new standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS. Registration is open for all library media specialists to attend. Participants will also examine problem based activities & lessons pertaining to digital, web & media literacy, research best practices for Copyright & Fair Use, and explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources.

The Library Media Specialist Academy meets September 27,  October 11, November 8, December 6, January 17, in February at the Midwest Education Technology Conference, and  April 25. Times for sessions are 4-7 p.m. each day, except for attendance at METC, which is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CSD members pay $395 for the academy, which includes a book plus METC conference fees; non-members pay $495.

Preparing Students for an Online World

NEW! Digital Citizenship: Preparing Students for an Online World is July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts’ tele in St. Louis, Missouri.

Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web and mobile devices leaves a digital footprint. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use?

Class time will include discussion on:
Digital Access | Digital Commerce | Digital Communication | Digital Literacy | Digital Etiquette | Digital Law | Digital Rights & Responsibilities | Digital Health & Wellness (carpal tunnel, ergonomics, etc.) | Digital Security (self-protection)

Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Graduate Credit available at an additional fee) Register here.

New! Digital Citizenship Professional Development

NEW! Digital Citizenship: Preparing Students for an Online World is July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts’ tele in St. Louis, Missouri.

Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web and mobile devices leaves a digital footprint. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use?

Class time will include discussion on:

Digital Access | Digital Commerce | Digital Communication | Digital Literacy | Digital Etiquette | Digital Law | Digital Rights & Responsibilities | Digital Health & Wellness (carpal tunnel, ergonomics, etc.) | Digital Security (self-protection)

Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(One Graduate Credit available at an additional fee)
Register here.

METC Precons: Full-Day Multimedia Sessions

There are several Midwest Education Technology Conference preconference workshops to choose from this year! Three full-day workshops focus on digital storytelling/multimedia/media literacy.

Descriptions for these precons (and that platform they are using- Windows or Mac) are listed below. To see a complete list of all the METC 2011 preconference workshops, click here.

Tech Level: Intermediate – presented by Jon Orech
The Power of Digital Storytelling (Windows)
Come learn the transformative power of digital storytelling. In this workshop, participants will learn 7 elements of digital storytelling, see samples of digital storytelling, participate in a “story circle,” be introduced to filmmaking terms, know where to find images and music, know how to give credit for photos, and create their own digital stories. Participants should bring a one-page personal story of an event that impacted them and 10-15 accompanying digital images.

Tech Level: Intermediate – presented by Chris Ingram & BJ Mork
The Student Video Resume: a Multimedia Production (Macintosh)
Experience the process used with students to create video resumes and other types of presentations. When middle and high school students create video resumes, they not only prepare for job interviews but also build self-awareness and self-esteem. Elementary students can use video as a cumulative lesson/unit product or create “a story about me.” Attend this workshop and create your own video resume or story; then take the process back to your classroom to your students. The facilitators will share pre and post surveys used to collect data regarding knowledge related to targeted skills in the NETS-S. Attendees will develop their own data collection tools to meet their specific needs.

Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced – presented by Jerri Davenport
Connecting Digital and Print Literacy: Creating Book Trailers (Windows)
Producing book trailers motivates students to engage with books in a way that transforms their involvement with reading connecting print literacy with digital literacy. Book trailers expose students to a real-world digital marketing strategy. Participants will make book trailers using PhotoStory 3, a free Microsoft download (or a program of their choice). Learn how to help students select their audience, and decide how to construct their message to accomplish the persuasive goal of the trailer. The workshop will touch on copyright compliance issues and time will be given to find acceptable images and music. Voice-overs using the free download Audacity will be demonstrated. Skills covered can be applied to any subject and grade level.

The Midwest Education Technology Conference is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.