K-12 Curriculum Development, Presentations & Notes

K-5 Schoolwide Workshop on Media Literacy Alignment

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Each grade team at PS 682 (K-5, Brooklyn) worked backward from the TMS Media Literacy Target Profile for their graduating 5th graders, by aligning and coordinating all media-related practices towards building student media literacy.

For National Media Literacy Week, 2017 PS 682 (The Academy of Talented Scholars) is posting the Slides above to share their planning process along with examples of how teachers on each grade level are extending their traditional literacy curriculum to guide students towards media literacy. 

Background: Media Literacy Audit

The Media Spot has been working with PS 682 to integrate media literacy throughout the K-5 curriculum and activate staff media literacy in their teaching practices and professional collaboration. In the Spring of 2017, we held our first media literacy audit workshop, where each grade level created a color-coded calendar of all media-related practices they were engaging in over the year. The result of the previous workshop put those practices in relief — within and across grades.
Color coded elements of the curriculum including Media LIteracy
Now that they have separated out tech skill-building, computer science lessons, digital citizenship, media production, and digital teacher-student workflow management, the focus of this week’s workshop will be to look at how all of those components are building towards a “Target Profile of a Media Literate 5th Grade Student”.