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.


  •  JULY 26 - 31, 2015. 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:…
  • Renee Hobbs presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, sharing research, mentor ing and helping to develop new initiatives in media literacy education.  See Renee's…
  • On March 7th and 21st, the Media Education Lab is delighted to co-sponsor this educational adventure for Rhode Island high school students! 

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
  • 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…
  • Discovering Media Literacy: Teaching Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School is a new book by Renee Hobbs and David Cooper Moore, who have crafted a powerful set of…

Research and Scholarship

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