Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World
April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm$35
Can your students spot fake news? Do they know how to evaluate sources for research? Are they aware of how social media works and its impact on their everyday life? We are immersed in more digital media than any previous generation, making media literacy skills more critical than ever. Join this session to develop your own media literacy awareness, explore resources and lesson materials, and prepare to teach key concepts to your students so they can safely access, analyze, and create digital media. This session will be interactive as you will experience lessons the way students will – rich with self-reflection, analysis, and discussion.
This workshop is geared towards grades 6-12, and will address the new Media Literacy mandate in HB0234.
Please bring a device (laptop, Chromebook, tablet) to this event.
Eric Santos (he/him) is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, serving the greater Chicagoland region. Eric believes in advocating for greater equity in educational opportunities as well as engaging, inspiring, and empowering all educators through effective edtech utilization practices.
A National Board Certified Educator with 15 years experience in public education, Eric has spent over a decade as a leader in his field, including as both a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach. He also holds a pair of Master’s degrees, from Dominican University (Educational Technology) and from National Louis University (Curriculum and Instruction).
He can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org.