In an age of Alternative Facts, how do we teach and motivate our students to develop habits of questioning and reflection tied to our core content in the social studies?
Join Project Look Sharp (Ithaca College’s highly-respected media literacy initiative) at the Newseum for a dynamic 3-day workshop that will change your teaching practice. You will walk away with new understandings of media literacy approaches, ways to address content knowledge, practice with new pedagogies, curriculum materials that you can use immediately in your classroom, and a plan for classroom integration.
The training will address these questions:
In the months following the 3-day workshop, you will have opportunities for individual coaching and online conversations with other educators to provide support and feedback as you develop your own activities, lead media decodings with your students, and reflect on classroom practice.
Chris Sperry, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has taught secondary social studies and media studies for over 35 years in Ithaca, New York. He is the author of numerous curriculum kits related to global studies and U.S. history and co-author of the NCSS Position Paper on Media Literacy. Chris is the recipient of the NCSS 2008 Award for Global Understanding.
Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, founder and Executive Director of Project Look Sharp, is Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College and founding director of the Center for Research on the Effects of Television. She is co-author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia Age and many other publications on media literacy and media effects.
Registration Fee: $350 NCSS Members / $395 NCSS nonmembers* (3 day onsite workshop; access to Newseum and its resources; 4 follow-up sessions: 1-individualized coaching session online or via phone, 3 online group meetings; and all associated materials)
*nonmember registration includes 1 year membership to NCSS for new members, valued at $72. If you wish to opt out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org upon receipt of registration confirmation. Registration fee will not change.