Media literacy curriculum planners will gather from nine New York City Schools, led by Rhys Daunic and Kwaku Aning from The Media Spot, with support from Renee Hobbs and Jonathan Friesem from the University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab.
This all-day workshop helps deepen the lesson plans and activities developed by K-5 and K-8 educators who have been working in consultation with The Media Spot. Participating media literacy teachers, literacy coaches, and school administrators will submit and exchange their best units of study and work with the facilitators to explore, discuss, and reflect upon each other's work. Participants bring two unit outlines and leave with 40. The outcome of this meeting will result in the creation of a detailed master scope & sequence planning document for media literacy learning for K-8 learners, created by the New York City educators.This meeting officially launches the first-in-the-nation Urban Schools Media Literacy Network. By working collaboratively as a learning community, educators advance their own expertise in media literacy by developing a robust, fully-developed media literacy scope and sequence aligned with a common framework.