Tag Archives: Gender Identity

September 2011 Top Reads

Here are the top five blog posts for last month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?

#1  To Establish Justice coming up
#2  The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference
#3  Cool Tools for Your School
#4  NEW! Library Media Specialist (LMS) Academy
#5  Cindy Lane and Tony Vincent will be at METC 2012

The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference

The first Mental Health Series Videoconference is coming up in a couple weeks! New Links members, you get this program for free. Nonmembers pay $85/site for the professional development from BJC School Outreach & Youth Development. Sign up by October 6 with Rebecca Morrison.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 4 p.m. CT:
Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity
Flickr Creative Commons - by woodleywonderworksMedia is the vehicle of pop culture. Music, television, internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people.  In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female. Learn current research on the effects of media on gender roles from preschool to high school and how simple classroom discussions can help empower young people to understand their own gender identity.

 

DECEMBER 2010 NOTE: looking for feedback on these programs! Please answer a few questions for us so we can bring you professional development that meets your needs.

CILC’s Professional Development Marketplace

Many of you know that Center  for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (www.CILC.org) is a great place to find videoconference programming for students. Did you know that you can find staff development videoconferences, webinars and streams there, too? CILC’s Professional Development Marketplace is a great resource! You’ll find several selections there, including some offered by New Links to New Learning:

Staff Development: Learn Flash from Author/Computer Illustrator Bill Dallas Lewis – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Educators, learn Flash, a fun in-service from the dynamic Bill Dallas Lewis!
Availability: By Request ONLY
Audience: Education: Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Public Library: Library Staff

Mental Health in Children: Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Music, TV, Internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people. In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Mental Health in Children: You Did What?: Sexting, Cyberbullying & Other High Risk Online Behavior – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Online isn’t just an entity, it’s the place to be (and be seen) for young people. This presentation will discuss current trends in online behavior and what educators and parents can do to help young people be more pro-active online.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Staff Dev: Customized Visit & Dynamic Writing Instruction with Nonfiction Author Carolyn Lesser – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
This program is offered to give the most flexibility to planners & educators. Embedded in this videoconference option is total control over the content, the number of presentations, the issues & concerns most important to your district or school…
Availability: By Request ONLY
Audience: Education: Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Public Library: Library Staff

Media Literacy and Mental Health VC PD

Flickr Creative Commons - photo by islandjoeIn a series of videoconferences, educational staff can learn about various mental health issues in children & adolescents from BJC School Outreach & Youth Development. Sessions meet 4-5:00 pm CT; free to New Links members; $85 for non-members. Sign up with Rebecca Morrison at Cooperating School Districts. We are offering five Mental Health in Children and Adolescents this school year, with three focusing on media literacy, presented by Sara Whitlock:

October 14, 2009: Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity
Media is the vehicle of pop culture.  Music, television, internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people.  In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female.  Learn current research on the effects of media on gender roles from preschool to high school and how simple classroom discussions can help empower young people to understand their own gender identity.

January 14, 2010: You Did What?: Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Other High Risk Online Behavior
Welcome to the “soda shop” of the next generation.  Online isn’t just an entity, it’s the place to be (and be seen) for young people.  When the desire for attention become risky, young people can find themselves in situations for which they aren’t adequately prepared.  This presentation will discuss current trends in online behavior and what educators and parents can do to help young people be more pro-active online.

April 8, 2010: This Just In!: News Violence and the Effects on Young People
Around the clock, breaking news is a staple of our culture.  We have more access to up-to-the-minute information now that ever before, and so do young people.  So, when an event such at the Virginia Tech attack or the failing economy streams nonstop into the lives of young people, does it have an effect on them and their view of the world?  Is it a public health concern?  Learn when a bounty of information can become too much information, and the role of adults in building resilience in young people.