top of page
IMG_5172.jpg

Courses

Choose between self-paced and instructor-led online learning experiences designed to provide in-depth knowledge and support for successfullly embedding media and digital literacy practices into core curriculum.

Foundations of Media Literacy Course

Foundations of ML thumbnail..11.2022 (229 × 173 px).png

This course aims to provide a pedagogical framework for helping K-12 educators teach students how to analyze, interpret and evaluate a variety of media texts.

 

It’s designed for teachers looking to understand the foundational concepts of media literacy education and includes media examples ranging from silly to more serious. 

Takeaways

  • Access to a toolkit for foundational media literacy concepts

  • An improved ability to deconstruct media messages

  • A pedagogical framework to analyze, interpret and evaluate a variety of media texts

  • Module 1: Media Literacy Basics
    Gain access to a toolkit for media literacy foundations, including defining media and media literacy; core concepts of media literacy, and key media literacy questions to analyze and evaluate media.
  • Module 2: Author, Purpose & Target Audience
    Understand and practice how to identify the author(s), purpose(s) and target audience(s) of different media texts.
  • Module 3: Symbols & Techniques
    Practice how to identify different techniques in the form of language, form, symbols, production and persuasion techniques to grab and keep your attention.
  • Module 4: Representation
    Be able to find distinct points of view, values and omissions. Learn how stories get told represent a POV that may influence thoughts and actions through curation, bias and omission.
  • Module 5: Interpretation & Evaluation
    Understand and practice asking questions of media texts that will help you form opinions and make connections. You will learn that there are various interpretations of a media text.

View the Syllabus

Reach out to discuss how this course specifically applies to your school, students interests and teacher’s needs.

Copy of Reliable Information copy.png

Finding Reliable Sources

Course

This course aims to provide you ways to help students internalize the process so that it becomes a habit to find reliable information online. 

 

It’s designed for 3-12 grade classroom educators looking to understand how to help students find and judge reliable, valid information for credible sources. It is a beginner course to help teachers facilitate students to build habits through taking certain steps when online.

 

Takeaways

  • Explore some of the ways to understand whether an online source is reliable, credible and valid

  • Engage with exercises that will build analytical habits in your students

  • Develop and curate activities, resources, and tools to use in your classroom routines and projects

  • Module 1: Media Literacy Basics
    Gain access to a toolkit for media literacy foundations, including defining media and media literacy; core concepts of media literacy, and key media literacy questions to analyze and evaluate media.
  • Module 2: Author, Purpose & Target Audience
    Understand and practice how to identify the author(s), purpose(s) and target audience(s) of different media texts.
  • Module 3: Symbols & Techniques
    Practice how to identify different techniques in the form of language, form, symbols, production and persuasion techniques to grab and keep your attention.
  • Module 4: Representation
    Be able to find distinct points of view, values and omissions. Learn how stories get told represent a POV that may influence thoughts and actions through curation, bias and omission.
  • Module 5: Interpretation & Evaluation
    Understand and practice asking questions of media texts that will help you form opinions and make connections. You will learn that there are various interpretations of a media text.

View the Syllabus

Reach out to discuss how this course specifically applies to your school, students interests and teacher’s needs. 

Media Making in the Classroom Course

Media Making Course Image.1 .png

This course applies tools for collaboration in teaching and for student learning. Teachers strengthen their digital literacy in video, audio, graphics, and planning for integrating into classroom content.  Participants master one tool per module to strengthen their media-making skills to use for student-assigned projects.

It’s designed for K-12 classroom and higher learning educators looking to implement media in instruction and student projects in the classroom. It can also be for educators and administrators who need to learn digital communication tools for the work environment to communicate with better flow.

Takeaways

  • Plan and stay organized for media production projects. 

  • Choose the best tools for communication, collaboration and student learning. 

  • Make visuals, record audio and video to enhance instruction and learning. 

  • Design a lesson incorporating media in the curriculum.

  • Module 1: Media Literacy Basics
    Gain access to a toolkit for media literacy foundations, including defining media and media literacy; core concepts of media literacy, and key media literacy questions to analyze and evaluate media.
  • Module 2: Author, Purpose & Target Audience
    Understand and practice how to identify the author(s), purpose(s) and target audience(s) of different media texts.
  • Module 3: Symbols & Techniques
    Practice how to identify different techniques in the form of language, form, symbols, production and persuasion techniques to grab and keep your attention.
  • Module 4: Representation
    Be able to find distinct points of view, values and omissions. Learn how stories get told represent a POV that may influence thoughts and actions through curation, bias and omission.
  • Module 5: Interpretation & Evaluation
    Understand and practice asking questions of media texts that will help you form opinions and make connections. You will learn that there are various interpretations of a media text.

View the Syllabus

Reach out to discuss how this course specifically applies to your school, students interests and teacher’s needs. 

Screen Shot 2021-08-24 at 9.39.02 AM.png

The Learning

“Support from MSC cohort acted as a lifeboat to keep me afloat. Week after week, MSC gave me tech-focused PD through webinars, personal feedback and opportunities to collaborate with New Mexico teachers."

—  Moses Allen, English Language Arts Teacher

Teachers Transform Program Participant

Cien Aguas International School

CONNECT

PO Box 1423
Taos, NM 87571

(505) 303 0940

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page