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.
Kelly Mendoza manages the professional development program for Common Sense Media’s education programs. She develops multi-media professional development tutorials, videos, and trains educators on teaching digital literacy and citizenship, integrating technology into teaching, engaging parents, and helping students harness the potential of technology for learning. Kelly has also written curriculum for Common Sense’s K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.
Prior to Common Sense Media, through her work at the Media Education Lab, Kelly produced teacher and parent education resources for PBS Frontline (Digital Nation and Growing Up Online) and PBS Teachers. She also developed media literacy resources for students, including My Pop Studio. She has taught media and communication courses at Temple University, Ursinus College, University of Colorado at Denver, and Regis University. She has a PhD in Media and Communication from Temple University.