WHAT WE DO
WE OPEN THE DOORS TO YOUR GROWTH IN
Engaging Online Learners with Media & Teaching Methods
Technology Navigation & Integration
Making Meaning of Media
Navigating & Evaluating the Media Environment
Exploring & Creating Accessible Media
Planning for Multiliteracies
Media & Digital Literacy
Leading professional development for media fluency and 21st century skill-building to engage and transform learning preparing future-ready students, educators, and administrators.
From creative expression to community building to communities of practice to project-based learning to leading classes with students or adults, we facilitate learning.
We design curriculum, learning experiences, programs, synthesized knowledge and content to strengthen learning.
Our team consults on curriculum, blended learning, remote and online education, curriculum design, instructional coaching, digital learning multi-literacies, media literacy, creativity coaching and strategically consults with learning organizations and individuals.
“Every teen needs to have media literacy tools in a world where we have access 24/7.”
Zoe Colfax, Senior, 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, Senior,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)
RECENT PROJECTS WE'RE PROUD OF
We highlight for you four projects showcasing our scope.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PILOT PROGRAM
TO EMBED MEDIA LITERACY INTO THE CURRICULUM
Working across the state of New Mexico, Media Savvy Citizens successfully designed and led a 350K capacity-building pilot with 30-New Mexico school districts to embed media literacy into content discipline. Researching tech-level and geography differences to better support learning. The pilot was launched during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and facilitated a smooth transition and up-skilling of educators in their media and technology literacy transforming teaching practices.
Educators learned through an in-person hands-on conference, an online course, a community of practice in cohorts, webinars, and through one-on-one coaching. State-level collaborations include the New Mexico Public Education Department, The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.
MEDIA FLUENCY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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.
“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
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
MSC accepts charitable support from generous donors to provide aspiring Media Savvy Citizens with access to educational opportunities in navigating the media ecosystem and creating meaningful media practices for children, youth, and adults. Your tax-deductible gifts help us sustain MSC’s research, program development, and free educational offerings.