Recent studies showing that students have a hard time distinguishing advertisements from news articles or identifying where information comes from, have emphasized the importance of media literacy for today’s students and teachers. After the passage of Senate Bill 830 last year, the California Department of Education will begin to provide links to online resources and instructional materials on media literacy, as well as media literacy professional development programs for teachers, to help teachers and students navigate the maze of information on the internet.
Please join the Secondary Literacy Partnership on February 13th to explore how media literacy is incorporated through a variety of content standards—including the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Model School Library Standards—by focusing of the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills using evidence based inquires.
We invite educators of grades 6-12 to attend this webinar to explore in detail KQED Learn, a recently launched online hub designed specifically for secondary educators with free and open digital content and tools that focus on amplifying youth voice, making media, civic engagement, and real-world media literacy. Staff from KQED Learn will spotlight the many aspects of the hub for professional learning, cutting edge media-making, creativity tools, and standards-aligned activities and content that encourage critical media consumption, thoughtful responses and inquiry, and project-based learning across the curriculum. A secondary classroom teacher will reflect on how utilizing the “Discussions” and “Investigations” activities hosted on KQED Learn supports secondary students with learning media literacy across disciplines.