The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
ACROSS THE GENERATIONS 3
FITTING IN, STANDING OUT, AND BUILDING AN IDENTITY: MIDDLE-SCHOOLERS AND MEDIA LITERACY
Parents, teachers, students, educators, school leaders, college faculty, researchers, media professionals, and community activists are invited to join us for a webinar series that explores the development of media literacy competencies across the lifespan, from birth to old age. Each session will include a featured speaker and time for small group discussion and dialogue. Join us for a single session, or participate in the whole series!
DATE: Tuesday, November 29
TIME: 12 PM EST
LOCATION: Online. Click here to register.
Featured Presenter: Troy Hicks
At the same time they are trying to fit in with their peers, tween and early-teenage youth are also working to create their own identities and stand out amongst the crowd. Media messaging — from the social media they consume to the advertisements that are targeted at them — play on this tension, forcing our youth to make choices about how to build an identity while not standing too far away from their peers. In this session, we explore the tensions that youth face as well as teaching strategies to help them become better media consumers and creators.
ACROSS THE GENERATIONS WITH MEDIA LITERACY
An online discussion series that explores digital and media literacy education as a vital part of lifelong learning, for people of all ages
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Troy Hicks is Professor of English and Education at Central Michigan University and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. A former middle school teacher, he has received numerous awards including the Michigan Reading Association Teacher Educator Award and the Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award. He is an ISTE Certified Educator, a trained facilitator in digital storytelling through StoryCenter, and an affiliate faculty member with the Media Education Lab. Website: https://hickstro.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org