NM Statewide Program to
Integrate Media Literacy
Into the Curriculum
Media Literacy in the Middle School Curriculum in
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Health
Media Savvy Citizens in partnership with UNM-College of Education and Human Sciences, will be offering the Teachers Transform: Media Fluency Professional Development Program to New Mexico middle schools! Featuring curriculum designed to assist English language arts, social studies, science and health teachers with developing and/or strengthening their media literacy in the classroom, our seven-month PD program aims to provide support, resources and networking opportunities face-to-face and virtually. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This year the program will be studied to understand what happens to the learning ecosystem when media literacy is introduced and integrated into curriculum. We're focusing on training and supporting teachers to help students develop habits of inquiry, reflection, creation and participation with different forms of communication in classrooms.
60 in-service New Mexico public middle school English language arts, social studies, science and health teachers will participate in this statewide capacity-building training program from November 2022-May 2023. Only 15 teachers per content discipline will be accepted. The whole program is estimated at about 50 PD hours, which includes the 25 hours at the three-day conference in Albuquerque, NM in December 2022.
Teacher applicants from every middle school in New Mexico is invited to apply.
Participation stipends will be provided!
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WHO IS IT FOR?
This program is for in-service New Mexico public middle school English language arts, social studies, science and health teachers looking to integrate media literacy pedagogy and techniques with learning standards to help answer “how” for planning and applying techniques into existing curriculum as they align to standards.
It is also for teachers interested in experimenting with media literacy as a teaching strategy in a safe & supported manner.
And it is for teachers committed to investing time in applying learning from the trainings to engage and prepare today's learners.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
The program is a collaboration between Media Savvy Citizens and the University of New Mexico’s College of Education & Human Sciences (COEHS) to learn how media literacy integrates into the curriculum and which ingredients lead to success.
Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, reflect and share using all forms of communication. In this job embedded, capacity-building program, teachers will learn media literacy competencies, remix planned units and implement them in the classroom.
The program is funded through the New Mexico Legislature and New Mexico Public Education Department for the 2022-2023 school year.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
Teachers Transform: Media Fluency PD Program runs from November 2022 -May 2023
Media Literacy Education
Media literacy framework, training, tools and resources that aim to help you gain and practice competencies.
3-day conference to provide hands-on training to enhance understanding
Online coursework provides a shared foundation
6-Community of Practice monthly Zoom sessions to learn from each other
Online repository to access resources and share learning
Opportunity to level up and earn digital badges
Planning & Implementation Support
Planning tools for integrating media literacy into curriculum
Insights and strategies on how to incorporate media literacy competencies aligned to standards
Media literacy experts and content facilitators that offer experience or resources on how to apply what you learn in your classroom
Building digital literacy skills to participate in the online course, virtual community meetings, and the online repository
Peer Support & Networking
Physical and virtual connections with fellow teachers from across the state, experts in the field of media literacy education, content discipline facilitators and teacher mentors
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IN THE CLASSROOM