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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Media Education Lab


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Renee Hobbs offers an overview of the work of the Media Education Lab.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Media Education Lab

  1. 1. The Media Education Lab Research and Community Service for Digital & Media Literacy Education #digiURI
  2. 2. Media Literacy is a Global Phenomenon
  3. 3. We share meaning through symbols that come in many forms
  4. 4. What’s Needed to Advance Media Literacy Education in Elementary & Secondary Schools 1. Curriculum Standards and Frameworks 2. Teacher Education and Professional Development 3. Professional Networks for Information Sharing 4. Curricular Resources, Instructional Strategies and Materials 5. Support for Program Evaluation and Research on Effectiveness 6. Supportive Implementation Climate
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  6. 6. Leadership Renee Hobbs Yonty Friesem Julie Coiro
  7. 7. Sample of URI Academic Courses UNDERGRADUATE COM 250 Digital and Media Literacy COM 410 Children and Media COM 416 Propaganda GRADUATE COM 520 Seminar in Media Studies: Digital Literacy LSC 530 Texts and E-Tools for Children and Teens LSC 531 Information Competencies for Youth GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN DIGITAL LITERACY EDC 531 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies EDC 532 Seminar in Digital Literacy and Learning EDC 534 Seminar in Digital Authorship EDC 535. Leading with Digital Literacy
  8. 8. DIGITAL & MEDIA LITERACY ANALYZE ACCESS ACT REFLECT CREATE Inquiry Reading Search Curation Credibility Analysis Creativity Multimodal Writing Digital Skills Dialogue Collaboration Emotional Response Ethical Reasoning Knowledge of Cultural, Political, Economic & Social Context Citizenship Activism
  10. 10. Not an academic department Not a place Not a formal part of the University of Rhode Island WHAT WE ARE NOT
  11. 11. We are a networked learning community of co-learners and collaborators. We build bridges between the classroom, the living room, and the public sphere. Our work stands at the intersection of digital and media literacy education, research and community service. We create learning environments and develop curriculum resources by building and sustaining relationships over time. We create media, take risks, experiment and try new things. WHAT WE ARE
  12. 12. A annual week-long professional learning experience for educators, college and university faculty, librarians, organizational leaders and media professionals
  13. 13. Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education
  14. 14. FREE ONLINE WEBINARS FEBRUARY 11, 2020 1 – 2 pm EST
  16. 16. Film & Media Education in Libraries
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  18. 18. More than 2,500 examples from 40 countries
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  20. 20. Seven engaging activities promote reflection and dialogue about Disney culture
  21. 21. Memories of 9/11: Creating Opportunities for Sharing, Empathy, and Discussion Students will be able to: ●Deconstruct messages using key questions of media literacy ●Take notes on media texts ●Demonstrate digital etiquette in a social media environment ●Listen and respond to other’s remarks succinctly, coherently and with empathy Link to Grid
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  24. 24. Give Me 5 , is a State initiative program funded by The Rhode Island Film and Television Office, in conjunction with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Education Program, intended to help local youth improve their filmmaking and media literacy.
  25. 25. Forthcoming, W.W. Norton, 2020 Forthcoming, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020
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