Exploring Media Stereotypes in the Classroom

On Saturday, October 16, we offered a free professional development program for educators in collaboration with WHYY and ITVS Community Cinema. Read a review of the program here

Exploring Media Stereotypes in the Classroom

After completing this workshop, teachers:
1. Gain knowledge of the ethical dimensions of authors, audiences and subjects in documentary and non-fiction genres
2. Learn strategies for using critical analysis activities with younger students. 
3. Understand how media shape our understanding of people and cultures of the world
4. Understand how race and gender identity are constructed through media genres, narrative conventions, and visual standards
5. Implement learning activities to help students represent themselves and others in socially responsible ways

Following the workshop, we participated in the ITVS Community Cinema screening of Reel Injun at 6:30PM at WHYY. 

Program facilitators included: Renee Hobbs, Nuala Cabral, Henry Cohn-Geltner, Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Yvonne Fulmore, David Cooper Moore, Natasha Ngaiza, Stephanie Palmieri, Craig Santoro, Laura Stephenson, Tanya Jackson. Astin Sullivan was the press photographer and blogger.

This was a FREE workshop for educators who teach students in grades 4-12 and college. This workshop qualifies for Act 48 Teacher Training Credit. Complimentary dinner was provided.

A FREE Professional Development Program with Renee Hobbs