NOW PLANNING FOR THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR
MSC helps learning organizations design PD pathways to support goals
Ever wanted to expand media literacy skills & knowledge in content discipline to engage students and elevate learning? This is your chance! The program brings together a coalition of experts in the fields of education, media literacy, media studies, literacy, curriculum, 21st century learning, educational technology, research, leadership, and design to usher you into becoming a media fluent educator. Find out more how to work with MSC with planning, troubleshooting, implementation support and hands-on play.
Your students will thank you and love you for it!
WHAT IS MEDIA FLUENCY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Media Fluency is the ability for people to read, write, speak and make meaning in the language of media. Media fluent individuals are media literate and have the confidence in engaging critically with media communications; making connections to ideas, people and process; and producing traditional and new media to communicate in today’s society.
When we talk about media, we mean any mediated communication such as social media, visual communication (photos, memes, flyers, etc.), coding, AI, podcasts, algorithms, infographics, maps, music, videos, slideshows, blogs, videos, websites, and the list goes on.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD DIGITAL CITIZEN?
A good digital citizen behaves with honesty, compassion, respect, safety, and responsibility with all things digital, including media and technology.
THE MSC MODEL
Working towards good digital citizenship, participants are encouraged to ask questions, explore ideas, develop thoughtful responses, and take an active role in consuming and analyzing media, media culture, and its role in society. Together we transform the absorption of media and participation with media and technology using the MSC model.
WHY IS MEDIA LITERACY IMPORTANT?
“Every teen needs to have media literacy tools in a world where we have access 24/7.”
Zoe Colfax, Junior, NMSA (New Mexico School for the Arts).
“Having media literacy be part of our education is crucial to our health, self esteem and feeling safe on the Internet.”
Nalia Kast, Junior at Taos Academy Charter School
“It’s important because of the powerful influence media has on society, our thoughts, opinions and actions.”
Phoenix, Senior, NMSA (New Mexico School for the Arts)
MEDIA LITERACY IN ACTION
PO Box 1423
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 303 0940