3 Part “Live Learning Experience”: Empowering Young Media Consumers & Creators

How can we teach students effective digital literacy skills to empower them to be critical consumers of media and authentic storytellers?  Beginning February 28 at 7PM ET, you can join PBS Education for a free, three-part PBS “Live Learning” experience created by teachers, for teachers:  Part 1 | Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media; Part 2 | Helping Students Create Authentic Stories; Part 3 | Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community.

PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each

one-hour virtual learning event.

Part 1 | Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media, February 28 @ 7PM ET

The world is saturated with information—all types of media, with millions of varying messages. Not only are your students consuming media, but with new technology and inexpensive tools, they are also creating content and using media in a myriad of ways to test their ideas and tell their stories. Led by a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Leigh Herman, learn about new resources and strategies that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

This event will go over:

  • How to tackle misinformation
  • How to analyze digital media

Why this is important to your students.


Part 2 | Helping Students Create Authentic Stories, March 7 @ 7PM ET

In part two of our series, we’ll begin to discuss media creation and how different forms of media can enhance authentic storytelling. We’re thrilled to invite you to a live discussion with American art museum curator and host of The Art Assignment, Sarah Urist Green. The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production that explores art and art history through the lens of things happening today.


Part 3 | Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community, March 14 @ 7PM ET

How do you foster your students’ authentic voice and empower them to tell their stories through digital media? For this episode, we’ve gone to one of public media’s most powerful personal storytelling platforms:  The Moth Radio Hour. We’ll be joined by The Moth storytelling expert, Micaela Blei. Blei is a teacher, writer, storyteller and Ph.D. student who was previously Director of Education and Community Engagement at The Moth where she worked with teachers and students to cultivate their stories. The webinar will explore ways to implement effective storytelling in your classroom.


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