Media Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Renee Hobbs at the Media School at Indiana University Bloomington

DATE: MONDAY, June 24, 2019

TIME: All day

LOCATION: The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington

LEARN MORE: Media Literacy in the Secondary Classroom, June 24-26

Participants will begin this three-day workshop with sessions led by internationally renowned media literacy expert Renee Hobbs. Hobbs will help teachers link critical media analysis and reading comprehension literacies, plus help them see themselves as media makers. IU Media School faculty and media professionals will lead additional sessions on news literacy, information media, and entertainment media. During the workshop, participants will develop plans for integrating media literacy into their courses and will participate in hands-on media projects that they’ll share the last afternoon of the workshop. See tentative schedule for further details. This workshop is designed for those who teach English, Journalism, and Social Studies for grades 6-12, in addition to school librarians/media specialists and instructional technology specialists. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


Welcome & Framing: What is Needed to Integrate Media Literacy into the K-12 Curriculum?

1. Reflect on Your Love-Hate Relationship with Media, Technology & Popular Culture. Take the Digital Horoscope Motivations Quiz. 

2. Media literacy is inquiry: "asking critical questions about what you watch, use, play, listen to and read." Play the Inquiry Game. Annotate a YouTube video. 

3. Media literacy is an expanded conceptualization of literacy. View and discuss: The Library

4. The Study of Propaganda in Secondary School. Discuss: Why is it important? What can go wrong? Activity: Defining Propaganda.

5. Explore Mind Over Media Online Gallery and evaluate examples of propaganda. Activity: To Share or Not to Share

6.  Reading and Analyzing a Meme: Digital Annotation Activity.  Brexit / Putin / Lettuce

7. Where Propaganda Can Be Found: Activity: Create a collaborative slide deck. 

8. Discuss: 10 Theoretical ideas about media literacy education that relate to the practice of teaching and learning. 

9. Create to Learn: When students create media to demonstrate their learning, deeper learning occurs. Display examples. 

10. Your Turn to Create: Time to Reflect: What ldeas and activities from today's session were most valuable and why? Create a Spark Video.