Media Literacy: Students As Thinkers and Makers


How can media making be a way to practice critical thinking? How do you create space for multiple points of view and civil discourse? It’s crucial for students to be critical consumers of media--to be able to tell factual information from disinformation. In facilitated group discussions, meet others with similar interests in media literacy, identify best practices for integration of instructional standards into media products, instruction in media production and project implementation.

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  1. Strategies for making the connection between media making, media literacy and learning outcomes.
  2. Practical tips for how to make space for diverse perspectives and develop authentic voice in the classroom
  3. Connect with others with shared interest in doing student media projects including students with insights on how media making impacted their learning.



Robin Mencher, Executive Director, KQED

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