Building Media & Technology Fluency to Empower all Learners
Teachers Transform is a job-embedded professional development full-year program for a cohort of 30 educators per school or district. It is designed to enhance learning across disciplines by incorporating media literacy eduction and technology integration into the curriculum. The program expands learning with media and technology and strengthens digital learning, regardless of grade level or content area.
A hands-on training, online coursework and a professional learning community facilitates educators to build and implement a meaningful and localized approach to meet the needs of each community. Educators become equipped with skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to integrate media fluency pedagogical frameworks and hands-on play into the classroom curriculum. We work on-site and online.
The program has critical thinking, multi-literacies and 21st century learning at its core.
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WHO IS IT FOR?
This program is for K-12 educators, schools, districts, learning organizations and anybody looking to bridge media literacy and technology integration in the classroom; enhance and expand curriculum; and learn how to purposefully use tools for learning to guide, challenge and engage students.
It is also for those interested in shifting teaching skills in a safe & supported manner.
And for those who love learning.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
A hybrid learning, capacity-building training working with diverse New Mexico educators from urban and rural areas, ranging from technological novices, to advanced, in media literacy concepts and skills. Teachers have the opportunity to fearlessly explore and confidently facilitate new ways of learning to engage and prepare today's learners.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Insights and strategies on media education concepts for expanded literacy
Meaningfully consume & ethically produce media communications for all content areas
Create digital content for classes
Implement project-based learning
Enhance critical thinking in self and students
Utilize technology to elevate learning
Become a media and technology leader
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT IT
Module 1: Media Literacy BasicsGain 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 AudienceUnderstand and practice how to identify the author(s), purpose(s) and target audience(s) of different media texts.
Module 3: Symbols & TechniquesPractice how to identify different techniques in the form of language, form, symbols, production and persuasion techniques to grab and keep your attention.
Module 4: RepresentationBe 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 & EvaluationUnderstand 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.
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