In an age awash in misinformation, toxic social media, and deep political and cultural divisions, students need to learn how to critically analyze media messages. But not enough Rhode Island students are getting opportunities for media literacy education either at school or at home. The Media Education Lab has released a new report which documents findings resulting from a statewide study of the level of media literacy integration in RI schools. The study includes an online survey of over 500 school educators, administrators, parents, elected public officials, and community members, along with interviews with 30 respondents who provided more in-depth information. After analyzing the findings, we issue letter grades to school districts in Rhode Island to document their efforts in providing media literacy education to all students.
Join us for a review of the findings and discussion of the state of media literacy in Rhode Island!
DATE: Wednesday, October 27
TIME: 7 PM EST
LOCATION. Online. Click here to register
Renee Hobbs, Pam Steager, Mary Moen, Rongwei Tang, Tessa Mediano, Jenny Sullivan
Special Guests: Yonty Friesem, Michael Spikes, and Samantha Stanley