A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Exploring Non-Fiction Media in the Secondary Classroom
Join Renee Hobbs at Scribe Video Center on Saturday, January 22 for a day-long workshop on exploring non-fiction media in the 7 - 12 curriculum.
Whether you're a school leader, teacher educator, curriculum specialist, technology teacher, library/media specialist or teach English, social studies, health, business, video production, or the fine and performing arts, you'll be able to make better use of media texts and technology tools after attending this workshop. In this workshop, you'll gain practical ideas for infusing digital and media literacy into your school's curriculum.
According to the Common Core standards, just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the twenty-first century, skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) must be integrated into the curriculum across all subjects in secondary education.
Many middle-school and high-school students are visual learners and video content can be engaging and motivating. Non-fiction video genres (including news, documentary, user-generated content and even reality TV) can help students deepen their understanding of their communities and the world. Digital media tools make it easier than ever for teachers to incorporate documentaries and non-fiction video into the curriculum.
In this lively, hands-on workshop, you'll learn the latest instructional practices on using all types of non-fiction video in the classroom--- both as "texts" to analyze and as tools for students' creative composition. Learn practical strategies to incorporate simple but powerful video production activities with only one computer and just one classroom period. Promote critical thinking and communication skills and use media in ways that address PA and district standards in English language arts, history and social studies, and the fine and performing arts. Lesson plans and assessment rubrics help you use what you learn immediately to create a vibrant learning environment in your classroom for your students.