People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
Kara Clayton is a faculty member of the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy and produced the program in 2016. She is a graduate of the inaugural class receiving the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy at URI and also earned a M.A in Adult Education with specialty in digital literacy. Kara is a veteran Media Studies Educator at Thurston High School in the South Redford School District, Redford Twp., Michigan. She teaches courses in Media Literacy and Video Production. Clayton is passionate about the cross-curricular inclusion of Media and Digital Literacy. She has presented her work at numerous conferences including: the Michigan Reading Association; the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning; the National Association for Media Literacy Education; and the National Council for Teachers of English.
Clayton is an award winning recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Media Literacy Award (2012) and the Michigan Youth Arts Touchstone Teacher of the Year (2012). Kara Clayton received her M.A. in Reading Instruction and Professional Teaching Certificate from Eastern Michigan University, and her B.A. in Communication from the University of Michigan.