About TMS.

The Media Spot promotes media literacy education through collaborative media productions, workshops & curriculum development in K-12, higher ed, and any other place where teaching and learning is happening. 

We specialize in fostering environments where project-based, self-reflective, learner-centered media production can flourish, and providing embedded professional development and consulting to situate media literacy concepts within traditional curricula. See the "What we do" links under "Related Notes" on this page to find out more about whole school media literacy curriculum planning, teacher training, and ecomedia literacy initiatives. 

TMS Founder & Director, Rhys Daunic.

Rhys has developed and implemented curricula, and project-based learning with educators and students -- from elementary to graduate level -- throughout the country and abroad. Throughout his career, he has produced and published process-focused films and other professional development resources on themediaspot.org.  Rhys has taught graduate-level media literacy courses at Columbia University Teachers College, and is a member of the faculty at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at the Harrington School of Communications at the University of Rhode Island, and Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.

Rhys has served on the Executive Board of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and was on the inaugural editorial board of the Journal of Media Literacy Education.  He has also consulted in NYC schools through Digital School Solutions (now Generation Ready), and Teaching Matters Inc., and is the media literacy director for The Generation Connection, a non-profit intergenerational summer camp focusing on media literacy and the environment.

He holds a M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University, and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis where he studied history and film and played on the varsity basketball team.

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