Free Upcoming Workshop by Project Look Sharp’s Chris Sperry at Sustainability Perspectives Series at Wells College

Chris Sperry, the director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, will be holding an interactive workshop at Wells College’s Sustainability Perspectives series. He will utilize some of Project Look Sharps many media literacy lesson plans on sustainability and climate change to demonstrate the dynamic learning activities for grades elementary through college. The workshop will be focused on teaching critical thinking and media literacy through sustainability education.

Sustainability has become an extremely topical issue, and it is crucial to teach students how to distinguish between credible and deceptive media sources. Properly interpreting information regarding the issue of sustainability in modern society is essential to fighting climate change. Media will play a huge role in the prevention of further damage by allowing sustainability messages to reach students and younger generations. Chris will be teaching proper critical thinking skills, that will encourage students to continually probe for evidence. Students should examine credibility through a critical lens, habitually asking questions about authorship, accuracy, meaning and bias.

This free workshop (no registration necessary) is open to the public and will help participants better understand how the impact of sustainability is influenced by media messages. It will take place on Monday the 24th of April from 12:20 to 1:20pm in the deWitt Lecture Hall, Zabriskie Room 106 at Wells College in Aurora New York.

For more information regarding the Wells College Sustainability Perspectives Series contact Marian Brown, at 315-364-3304 or by email at mbrown@wells.edu.

For more information about Project Look Sharp, you can email us at looksharp@ithaca.edu or contact us by phone at 607-274-3471. Or on the Project Look Sharp website at http://www.projectlooksharp.org

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. They do this through developing and providing lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for educators at all education levels. The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today’s world.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

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