A VIRTUAL MICRO-COURSE

Making Meaning: How to Read Media Messages

Step into a learning experience to deconstruct media messages and help your students develop their critical and analytical skills.  Develop your own curriculum-driven approach with media literacy activities, exercises and/or lesson plans with support and feedback to have something tangible to use in the classroom.

6-week course includes:

1 hour live session each week, with interactive exercises, activities and Q&A, on Zoom.

1-2 hours of self-paced learning and assignments per week, in Canvas (LMS).

This is an 15-18 hour, hybrid synchronous and asynchronous course with instructor support.

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

WHO IT'S FOR

  • Teachers (6-12 grades for any content discipline)

  • Instructional Coaches

  • Directors of Instruction

This Making Meaning: How To Read Media Messages course is designed for 6-12 grade teachers and administrators who want to integrate media literacy into their virtual or real-life classrooms. Very few will be “media literacy teachers”; most will teach history, social studies, language arts, visual arts and other subjects where an ability to deconstruct and evaluate media messages is essential to learning.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO

UPGRADE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 & SKILL SET

Add media literacy skills to your teaching repertoire and improve instruction while receiving quick and easy professional development.

INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Enhance student learning experiences by actively engaging students with media-based inquiry and discovery activities. 

ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATIONAL TOOLKIT

Create your own activities, exercises and/or plans to weave into your teaching practice. Access & retain course materials and resources.

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

  • Level up your media literacy analytical skills through practice with a focus on ads, news stories and social media. 

  • Delve into a framework for how we create meaning when we interact with media messages.

  • Create your own media literacy activities, exercises and/or lesson plans.

  • Get personalized feedback from instructor and other learners. 

  • How to teach and lead with inquiry to expand critical thought.

  • Explore more efficient strategies for improving the way students read and interact with media.

COURSE DETAILS

DATES:

  • Spring 2021 Session: February 21-April 2

  • Enrollment through February 21

LENGTH:

  • 6-weeks (1 and 1/2 months) 

  • 1-3 hours per week for 6 weeks (15-18 hrs. total) 

COST:​

  • $119 /$59 early bird discount until January 30.

FORMAT

  • 1 hour of synchronous live sessions each week with interactive exercises, activities and Q&A (on Zoom).

  • 1-2 hours of weekly asynchronous self-paced learning and assignments (in Canvas LMS).

CERTIFICATE & BADGING

  • An MSC Digital Badge and Digital Certificate available upon course completion.

THERE'S MORE

What's Its All About

Media literacy – the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication – is an essential skill in today’s world. Just as literacy enables us to read and write, media literacy allows us to navigate complex messages that commonly use moving images, sound, graphic design, and other non-textual elements.

While media makers use these elements to convey specific information and ideas, individuals interacting with media messages create their own meaning, based on their previous knowledge, values and skills.  By learning how to deconstruct media messages, we can understand intentions and point of view of media makers and become more aware of how we create meaning.  In doing so, we and our students become more active participants in our media environment.

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Media Literacy is a set of skills that anybody can learn, extending the skills of reading and writing to our immersive media environment."

Denis Doyon, Course Instructor

& Educational Strategist for MSC

NEXT STEPS

Enroll now to grab your spot at the fifty percent discount through January 30th.  

Maximum capacity is 25 people per cohort to allow for more personalized feedback during live Zoom sessions. Once the class has filled up, you will be placed on the waiting list for the next time the course is offered.

Personalized training can be arranged for schools and districts by contacting us below. 

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PO Box 1423
Taos, NM 87571

(505) 303 0940

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