Keynote at URI Summer Institute

Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.

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Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Continue reading “Keynote at URI Summer Institute”

Save the Date: URI Summer Institute 2016.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be back for the 3rd time as faculty at the University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2016! Continue reading “Save the Date: URI Summer Institute 2016.”

Salzburg Academy Mosaic Project & Pitch Videos

TMS facilitated media productions with 75 students from 13 countries at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in July.

In 2015 Rhys returned for the 3rd time as faculty at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change to collaborate with documentary filmmaker Sanjeev Chatterje, founder of Media for Change, to facilitate media action productions with 75 students from 13 countries. Continue reading “Salzburg Academy Mosaic Project & Pitch Videos”

TMS at URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2: JULY 13-18 2014!

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be back as a workshop facilitator at the University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy from July 13th to Friday, July 18th.
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TMS returns to faculty at Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

The Media Spot founder Rhys Daunic returned to the 2014 Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change (SAC) to work with Sanjeev Chatterje, founder of Media for Change, to mentor international students in the production of these two short videos. Continue reading “TMS returns to faculty at Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change”

Renee Hobbs & Rhys Daunic Keynote on Whole School Media Literacy.

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot gave a keynote address at the 2014 Summer Institute of Digital Literacy with his longtime media literacy mentor, Renee Hobbs. Their talk walked the crowd of K-16 educators and researchers through various definitions of digital literacy, and how those are at play in schools developing curricula infused with digital and media literacy across disciplines, then they lead everyone through a production activity. Continue reading “Renee Hobbs & Rhys Daunic Keynote on Whole School Media Literacy.”

TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot was on a panel moderated by Dr. Vanessa Domine at Montclair State University back in February to discuss the 22-minute documentary special Eyes Wide Open: This is Media. Continue reading “TMS on Documentary Panel Discussion at Montclair State University”

University of Rhode Island Summer Institute in Digital Literacy: “Best PD Ever!”

This past July I had the privilege of participating as a workshop facilitator in an amazing professional development (PD) experience at the URI Summer Institute in Digital Literacy in Providence. “70% of participants rated it the BEST professional development program they have ever experienced in their entire career!”*

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TMS at Columbia Teachers College – Spring Workshop Series

During the Spring 2014 semester, Rhys Daunic, Director of The Media Spot, will conduct a series of workshops on incorporating new media and technology into instructional plans for 18 Teaching Residents at Columbia Teachers College (TR@TC) working mostly in middle and high school placements around New York City.

During the Spring 2014 semester, Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will conduct a series of workshops on incorporating new media and technology into instructional plans for 18 Teaching Residents at Columbia Teachers College (TR@TC) working primarily in middle and high school placements around New York City. Continue reading “TMS at Columbia Teachers College – Spring Workshop Series”

The Media Spot at Summer Institute at U. of Rhode Island

Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot will be participating as a faculty workshop leader at the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy at the University of Rhode Island July 14-19, 2013.

If you are an educator looking to develop media literacy infused curricula that bring together media theory, digital media texts, tools and technologies please consider JOINING US in Providence!

In a nutshell, there will be inspirational talks from visiting media literacy luminaries each day (starting with Douglas Rushkoff), followed by breakout sessions to experiment with cool tools, and dig deeper into concepts in small groups facilitated by media literacy pros.  Each day also includes workshop time in the design studio to develop project-based instructional plans to take back to your community.

Visit the Summer Institute’s website for more details.