Free Learning Opportunity for Elementary Teachers: Teaching Sustainability with Media Literacy for Young Learners

Sustainability Webinar 2_1

The media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp, is at it again. This time they are sharing their media literacy curriculum expertise through an upcoming live webinar. Aimed at elementary sustainability programs, the webinar will teach impactful and applicable pedagogies to integrate into the classroom. It’s free and going live on May 5, 2016 from 4-5PM EDT.

Sox Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s primary curriculum writer, will lead participants in an engaging exploration of elements from Project Look Sharp’s lessons related to sustainability for teachers in the elementary grades. Not only will Sperry lead participants through the program, but he will provide free materials for classroom use, available via the PLS website.

The program will offer elementary educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to support a deeper understanding of how to use media documents that:
– support content teaching about water quality, climate change and hunger
– introduce media production as a way to deepen media literacy awareness
– encourage core subject integration of ELA, math, science and social studies.

Sperry will also examine media literacy goals analyzing media target audience and purpose, as well as decoding techniques. He will explore ways to use video creation & analysis along with website articles and graphs as a means to teach common core ELA and math skills, Next Generation Science disciplinary core ideas, and C3 Social Studies concepts. The skills this webinar teaches will allow teachers to stay current and focused within their own curriculum standards while integrating crucial media literacy skills into their classrooms.

For more information and to register for the webinar go to:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecijdzjaffb5c3da&llr=puivi6cab

You can email us at looksharp@ithaca.edu or contact us by phone at (607) 274-3471. This webinar will be archived on the Project Look Sharp webinar site for those who cannot participate during the live event.

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