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 26 - July 31, 2015! This event is the premiere professional development program for K-12 and college educators, librarians and media professionals.
  • On March 7th and 21st, the Media Education Lab is delighted to co-sponsor this educational adventure for Rhode Island high school students! 
  • Renee Hobbs and Kristin Hokanson are teaming up to offer a free MOOC on Copyright Clarity at the Canvas Network.  
  • Renee Hobbs presents on the use of WordPress to develop a fully-online graduate course on Saturday, September 27 at 3:30 at the WordPress Providence conference.  DATE: Satursday, September 27 TIME: 3:30 p.m. LOCATION:…

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:

  • 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
  • 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: