Teaching Media Literacy | Newberry

Teaching Media Literacy

Thursday, February 3, 2022

9:30am - 12:30pm

The Newberry Library

Kara Thorstenson, Chicago Public Schools
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

In this session, we will review the new legislation from the State of Illinois regarding Media Literacy Instruction in High Schools, mandated beginning in the fall of the 2022-23 school year. Using the state’s definition of media literacy skills as a foundation, we will review skills, tools and practices that will allow students to achieve media literacy learning goals and allow teachers to incorporate media literacy into existing instruction in order not to disrupt currently utilized curricula. Participants will be given time and guidance to adapt existing lessons and units, and are encouraged to bring current curricular materials and lesson plans to the session. Finally, we will discuss the work going on in other states and within Illinois organizations to develop media literacy instructional materials and identify ways they can be used.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8 a.m. (Central Time). Registration instructions and pricing information can be found here. Once open, registration for this seminar will be available through this link. For more information about NTC purchases, please contact Cate Harriman, Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator, at harrimanc@newberry.org.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for the seminars, as well as instructions for accessing virtual seminars, will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff at teacherprograms@newberry.org.