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 that end.
With a recent focus on “fake news” and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media, the concept of “media literacy” is buzzing. Read the full article on CommonSense.org
Working with students, parents, teachers and Principal Donna Taylor, TMS helped Brooklyn School of inquiry (and donors!) imagine a sustainable rooftop farm for interdisciplinary, hands-on learning to serve students and educators across New York City and beyond.
At any level within K-12 schools analyzing and/or making Public Service Announcement (PSA) is a fantastic way to engage students in real-world issues, argumentative writing, and civic action.
Mind map outlining the various strata related to the integration of media literacy in the K-12 school.
The Media Spot’s Rhys Daunic contributed the following chapter to Media Literacy Education in Action, Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives, edited by Belinha S. Deabreu and Paul Mihailidis.
To simplify the infusion of digital and media literacy into complex public school curricula, TMS often suggests “production-based media literacy”, which recommends that schools:
The TMS Media Literacy Unit Planner is used as a tool for the development of units of study that connect curriculum objectives, core concepts of media literacy, technology standards, and the Common Core State Standards. The publically available and reproducable Google Doc template has been, and will continue to be, finessed and refined through planning sessions with the teachers we work with.