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.
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.
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 […]
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!”*
Informed by long-standing curricula in Canada, England, and Australia, U.S. educators at the 1993 Media Literacy National Leadership Conference agreed upon the following concepts that should be included in the analysis of media messages (Hobbs):
Essential Competencies ACCESS: Finding and using media and technology tools skillfully and sharing appropriate and relevant information with others ANALYZE & EVALUATE: Comprehending messages and using critical thinking to analyze message quality, veracity, credibility, and point of view, while considering potential effects or consequences of messages CREATE: Composing or generating content using creativity and confidence […]
I was recently consulting The Media Education Lab’s website for ideas on how to explain the concept of Media Literacy and describe the field of Media Education to a group I was speaking to in Florida. I was delighted to find themediaspot.org listed as one of seven resources linked to from The Media Education Lab’s Key Resources page, where TMS […]
Since September of 2007 we have been contributing to the development of The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (PDF). Our most substantial contribution to the effort has been Media Literacy through Production-based Media Education, a video we produced to help frame the issues surrounding fair use in the context of elementary […]
Last Friday, I was honored to represent TMS at a small group discussion between 18 educators and media literacy consultants to discuss fair use in media education at The Academy for Educational Development in Manhattan.