Teaching Media Literacy

  • Media literacy can be taught at all levels, on its own or embedded in other subjects such as English, Social Studies, Health or Language Arts.  The Media Education Lab offers teacher education programs and workshops, as well as an online library of media literacy curriculum materials.


  • Film and media educators, education-based librarians, and filmmakers others come together and share ideas, challenges and solutions.  Whether you're experienced, new to the work, or somewhere in between, the 
  • On October 18, 2016, Renee Hobbs talks with educators in Scarsdale New York at a visit to The Center for Innovation, a district-funded think-tank that helps educators explore questions including:What will…
  • Renee is unable to travel to Belgium as scheduled to participate in the Summer School: Research in Media Literacy and Media Education, September 13 - 14, 2016 at the Catholic University of…
  • The Labsters are Coming to AERA Mon, April 11, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Liberty Salon N

Curriculum Materials

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education.

We are proud of the extensive collection of free resources we have created. Check them out!

  • 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
  • A crowdsourced educational website helps learners explore and analyze the many new forms of propaganda that pervade our everyday digital media environment.
  • Create a pop star and reflect on values in music Edit a TV show and see how juxtaposition reshapes meaning Try multitasking and see how it affects your memory and attention ----And more…

Research and Scholarship

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