This session is the first of the three-day High School Journalism Institute 2019 Teachers Workshop, which runs from Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26. Registration is required (see the RSVP link on this page); the $15 fee provides access to the entire three-day workshop.
Topics for Monday, June 24 (each of these sessions includes a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on media making)
Media Literacy Matters
Living in a media-rich and technology-saturated society is both an opportunity and a challenge for young people growing up in the 21st century. An important part of being college and career ready in an increasingly competitive global market involves the ability to access information, make good choices, and analyze and evaluate content in a wide variety of forms. To acquire citizenship skills, students need time to reflect on media messages, collaborate and discuss issues, and consider the consequences of personal and social actions. Learn how to embed media literacy instructional practices into your existing coursework and discover how the power of inquiry, when applied to mass media, news and journalism, and popular culture, can activate unstoppable intellectual curiosity that advances critical thinking and communication skills.
Create to Learn
Want to learn something well? Make media to advance knowledge and develop ideas. Creating media is now a conceptual pedagogy that enriches learning in all disciplines. In this talk, presenter Renee Hobbs shows what happens when students represent their emerging understanding of a subject through creating animations, blogs, screencast videos, podcasts, image slideshows, remix, social media and more. Digital and media literacy concepts can be integrated into engaging learning activities that involve students in “owning” their learning and using the power of information and communication to make a difference in the world.
Beyond Viewing and Discussion
Learn how strategies like video annotation can make video viewing a powerfully engagement and dynamic classroom learning experience as you consider how students make connections between the academic curriculum and their experience with popular culture media.
Screencasting the Critical Questions
So you want students to internalize five key questions that help them develop media literacy competencies that last for a lifetime? This simple activity helps learners understand, interpret and analyze any form of media content through an engaging hands-on media production experience using free digital tools.
Teaching about Copyright and Fair Use
Move beyond copyright confusion as you help learners understand the scope and limitations of copyright and fair use. All digital authors have the protections of copyright law—learn how to use this power for good!
About the Presenter
Renee Hobbs is professor of communication studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, where she directs the Media Education Lab and co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy. Professor Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading experts on digital and media literacy education. Author of nine books including The Library Screen Scene (Oxford University Press, 2019), Create to Learn (Wiley, 2017) and others, she has offered professional development programs for educators on four continents. She is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education and co-editor of the International Encyclopedia on Media Literacy, copublished by Wiley and the International Communication Association. Learn more at www.mediaeducationlab.com.
This program received funding from a Humanities Initiative Grant, through the support of the Indiana Newspaper in Education Foundation.