Teachers looking for a basic guide to media literacy in K-12 education can now purchase “Media Literacy in Every Classroom,” a quick reference guide co-authored by Dr. Faith Rogow and Project Look Sharp’s executive director Cyndy Scheibe. This guide was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) on Sept. 14, and is available for only $12.95, with additional discounts for members and bulk purchases.
The idea for the guide began when Dr. Rogow and Dr. Scheibe were considering doing a simpler version of their book The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin/Sage, 2012). Around the same time, ASCD editor Carol Collins contacted them and asked for a resource based on Project Look Sharp’s “12 Basic Ways to Integrate Media Literacy and Critical Thinking into Any Curriculum ” booklet (also written by Scheibe and Rogow), which was now out of date . In response, Rogow and Scheibe constructed the new guide so that teachers of grades K-12 could easily integrate media literacy activities into their curriculum. The publication of the guide has also led to Project Look Sharp’s invitation to present at the ASCD annual conference in March 2018 to further elaborate on the resource’s content.
The laminated, full-color guide covers the basics of media literacy, the process of becoming media literate, insights, and key questions for analyzing media messages – a total of almost fifty classroom integration strategies. These strategies include specific examples in topics such as: social studies, health, STEM, English, and the arts. Through this quick reference guide, teachers will be able to implement media literacy into research projects, classroom assessments, and make real-world connections – giving students the tools to think critically for themselves.
Published by and available only through ASCD, the six-page guide may also be purchased in sets of twenty-five with a bulk discount, and members receive an additional discount. The hole-punched edge also provides an easy storage option for 3 ring binders and folders.
To purchase the “Media Literacy in Every Classroom,” visit: https://goo.gl/96jHvW
For more information and materials from Project Look Sharp go to 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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