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.
Digital Authorship & Digital Inquiry
Learn how to activate the power of “create-to-learn” pedagogies with your learners
in this online professional development program
taught by one of the leaders in the field of digital and media literacy
- Consider how literacy is expanding as a result of changes in technology, culture and society.
- Build confidence and skills in using digital platforms for creative expression and collaboration.
- Create infographics, podcasts, video, animation, websites or other media to support student learning.
- Learn practical strategies for scaffolding student-centered, inquiry-oriented project-based learning in a fully-online environment.
- Develop meaningful professional relationships through creative collaboration.
Expectations. This is not a “sit and get” experience. Learning activities primarily focus on participants creating simple forms of media as a way to represent their own learning experiences, followed by dialogue, discussion, and reflection on how these practices can be applied in elementary and secondary contexts.
- STRUCTURE: Each week, participants engage with the class in a one-hour Zoom conference, where learning activities are modeled, with time for small group discussion and dialogue. During the week, participants take time to complete some hands-on creative media production activities that deepen your learning experience. Expect to spend 3 - 6 hours each week in this course.
- THE POWER OF TWO: Creative collaboration is an essential component of this course. You will work with a learning partner to create media to represent your learning. Coaching sessions with partner teams occur on an as-needed basis.
- TARGET AUDIENCE: For any teacher interested in integrating multi-media and PBL into their teaching. No special technology skills or experience is required. Technology beginners are welcome!