Special Screening and Discussion at Cinemapolis: The Film “1984” and Media Literacy Discussion with Project Look Sharp

In the book “1984” by George Orwell, on April 4, Winston Smith began questioning Big Brother. On the same date, people will gather across the United States to watch the film 1984 and discuss its relevance today. Cinemapolis of Downtown Ithaca will be one of over 180 art house movie theaters across the country in …

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Cyndy Scheibe Holds Interactive Presentation at NCTE Convention

ITHACA, NY- December 4, 2016 On Saturday Nov. 19 Cyndy Scheibe (Executive Director of Project Look Sharp) presented at the National Council of Teachers of English convention (NCTE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was held to discuss how teachers can advocate for themselves, their students, and their schools. NCTE is an organization that is dedicated …

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Ithaca College Santa Expert Helping Keep the Magic Alive: A Reflection on the Macy’s Believe Campaign 3 months later

In the internet age, where a simple Google search can spoil the magic of Santa Claus for kids, Macy’s hoped to fill the World Wide Web with positive affirmations of belief. Cyndy Scheibe, a developmental psychologist from Ithaca College, had conducted her own research on belief in Santa to contribute to Macy’s efforts. As part …

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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 …

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Teach Your Students to Read Their World Using Classroom Media Analysis Videos by Project Look Sharp

There are many stories about the problems in education, but unfortunately fewer about solutions. Teachers are busy. Engaging students is difficult. Educators have to increasingly teach to the test and meet state standards to prepare students for college and the workplace. Many sites on the Internet provide data, resources, and information – but few show …

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Cyndy Scheibe of Project Look Sharp Hosts Roundtable Discussion at the 12th Northeast Media Literacy Conference

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT – Saturday, February 4th 2017- Dr. Scheibe held a roundtable discussion on Media Literacy Education at the 12th Northeast Media Literacy Conference. The conference included a panel on fake news, as well as various breakout roundtable discussions and workshops. This discussion on the constructivist media decoding approach to …

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