There is no difference between living and learning . . . it is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate.
9. MEDIA LITERACY & INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE
Featured Speaker: Yonty Friesem
In this concluding program, we will review, reflect upon and engage in an intergenerational dialogue about media literacy. What are the core ways that media literacy competencies are learned at home? We bring together families and talk with presenters about the common threads and challenges for embedding media literacy concepts and instructional practices into the fabric of family life. We invite you to join your exploration of the affordances and challenges of practicing media literacy as a way to connect with our family, community, and colleagues. At the end of the online meeting, we hope to have ideas and recommendations for advancing intergenerational dialogue via 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, March 14, 2023
TIME: 12 PM EST
LOCATION: Online. Click here to register.
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
Yonty Friesem is an Associate Professor of Communication and Founding Director of the MA in civic media at Columbia College Chicago. He provides professional development for media educators in his role as the Associate Director of the Media Education Lab. His publications in academic and professional journals include the theory of empathic dialogs via media he calls digital empathy, the evaluation of various civic media programs, and explorations of implementing digital and media literacy in schools.