• The Media Education Lab's publications, presentations, and teaching materials address a wide range of topics pertaining to media literacy education -- from advertising literacy to media literacy in urban schools to youth and community media production. Click on the list of topics to learn more.


  • It's a hands-on, minds-on learning experience unlike any other! This event is the premiere professional development program for K-12 and college educators, librarians and media professionals.
  • The Media Education Lab is making a splash at NAMLE 2015 in Philadelphia. "Designing and Implementing Professional Development in Digital Literacy: Lessons Learned from the Media Education Lab" Day/Time: Saturday June 27 1:45-2:45pm Location:…
  • Join us to learn more about student press freedom in Rhode Island with Frank LaMonte, Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center DATE: Tuesday, May 19, 2015TIME: 4 - 5:30…
  • Renee Hobbs is offering a week-long professional development program to teachers in Croatia in conjunction with the University of Zagreb. Learn more about the program here.  

Curriculum Materials

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of our extensive collection of free resources below:

  • The book by Renee Hobbs helps educators and students understand their rights and responsibilities regarding fair use for digital and media literacy.
  • New book by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore examines digital and media literacy in K-6 informal and formal education, with strategies for understanding teacher motivations and advancing professional development.
  • Available for purchase for the first time ever, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to

Research and Scholarship

Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team: