Media literacy

PBS Media Education Academy | WSKGWSKG

WSKG is recruiting educators for a local PBS Media Literacy Academy cohort.

This group of educators will work with WSKG Education staff to work toward the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification.

The aim of the WSKG Media Literacy Academy is to provide support and training with media literacy and multimedia content creation skills, connect with other educators, receive support from WSKG Education and PBS staff, and work together on micro-credentials. Since many of our local educators are teaching or hosting learning experiences in the virtual space, we will try to help educators use as much of the existing content, lessons and resources that they have already created to meet to micro-certificates.

This opportunity is open to all educators in the Greater Southern Tier region. An educator is anyone who works directly with students – can be in a traditional school setting, museum, after-school or after-school program, library, home school, etc. Download the printable flyer (pictured above) here.

Here are the details:

  • WSKG’s Media Literacy Academy will run from August 2021 to June 2022.
  • The Ideal Media Literacy Academy Educator:
    • Serves K-12 learners
    • already integrates media and uses technology in their teaching
    • Has experience creating multimedia content
    • Can be: technology coordinator, library media specialist, digital innovator, technology or media arts coach
    • Is interested in or already using PBS content in their classroom or learning space
    • Has bandwidth or capacity for a project like this
  • Participating educators:
    • Receive NYS CTLE Professional Development Credit
    • Be supported individually and in groups to work through micro-credentials toward PBS Media Literacy Educator certification
    • Receive resources and training on a variety of media literacy topics
    • Use existing educational content and materials to earn micro-certificates

Interested educators should email [email protected] for more information or apply HERE.

This project is made possible through the support of PBS and the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.

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