Rhode Island's First Annual Media Educator Lab

If you teach with or about video, images, audio, digital or print media, you'll want to attend this GiveMe5 Lab and networking event designed for Rhode Island media educators. Media educators in K-12, higher education, and from community organizations are all welcome!

Many students want to use copyrighted materials (movies, videos, music, images, and print media) in their own creative work, including in the development of student-produced videos, blogs, podcasts, websites, and multimedia productions. Teachers also use copyrighted materials in their teaching and in their own creative work. Teachers and students both have rights and responsibilities under the law--- do you know what they are?

Join Professor Renee Hobbs and the team of Harrington School of Communication’s Media Education Lab to learn more about how copyright and fair use affects your work. With the knowledge and skills you gain, you will be able to know how to make a fair use determination to decide when, how and how much of a copyrighted work you may use without payment or permission.


TIME: 3:30 - 6:30

LOCATION: University of Rhode Island CCE Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence


3:30-4 Check in and informal networking; Refreshments
4 – 4:45 Snapshots (5 minute highlights of RI media educator programs)
5:00-6:15 Copyright and Fair Use
6:30-7:30 Social Hour


Participants will:
1. Understand how copyright and fair use apply to educators and their students in K-12 and college settings as well as informal learning environments
2. Learn instructional strategies and gain access to lesson plans and resources for teaching about copyright and fair use to students in Grades 7 - 12
3. Share ideas with colleagues about approaches to media education (analysis and production of film, video, audio, print and multimedia
4. Make valuable networking connections with colleagues in the region



Partnership with Rhode Island State Council on the Arts