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.


  • Mark your calendar for the 3rd Summer Institute - July 25 - July 31, 2015! More than 100 participants joined us this summer for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, July 13…
  • A free professional development program on June 14 - 15 for educators with interests in history, language arts and film
  • Renee Hobbs made an introductory presentation to the faculty of the Narragansett Public Schools on Friday, March 14 at 8 a.m.     
  • How do we create and maintain effective media education programs amidst the current challenges? More than 35 educators from across Rhode Island participated in the Give Me Five Teacher Lab…

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:

  • A 12-credit graduate certificate program for emerging and established leaders in digital and media literacy.
  • Book by Renee Hobbs helps you learn the secrets of media literacy pedagogy in Grades 7 - 12 and maximize the power of mass media, popular culture and digital media for…
  • 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: