Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Project Look Sharp: Media Literacy Summer Institute

The mission of Project Look Sharp is to provide materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all educational levels. As part of this mission, the following Media Literacy Summer Institute is being offered:

Media Literacy Summer Institute
This is an intensive, weeklong media literacy course for teachers, support staff, college faculty, and other professionals working with students in an educational setting. Participants receive training in the theory and practice of media literacy, learn applications for digital technology, and work individually with a Project Look Sharp "coach" to develop and implement a media literacy integration project. Hands-on production is Mac-based.

2006 Summer Institute Overview

Dates: July 10-14, 2006
Location: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Continuing Education Units: 2.8
Fee: $572.00 (Registration is NY State aidable through TST-BOCES)
Registration: Register online at www.tstboces.org (directions on second page of flyer). Registration begins after 04/01/06.
Registration Deadline: 06/30/06

A four-and-a-half-day immersion course in integrating media analysis and production into any curriculum for K-12 teachers, technology/media specialists, librarians, community educators, and others interested in the field of media literacy

Learn to use media analysis and production to support, deepen, and enliven core curricula through the teaching of critical thinking skills, understanding bias in visual representation, evaluating credibility, using instructional media effectively, having students produce media, and more.

Learn to use video camcorders, microphones, and digital editing to produce short video projects. Please note that hands-on training is Mac-based. Participants will also learn to integrate video, still images, and presentation programs like PowerPoint into your curriculum. Trainings will relate to the morning classes, encouraging curricular integration and student production. Extra lab hours will be available Wednesday & Thursday, 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Throughout the week participants will meet individually with a "coach" to develop and design a media literacy integration project for their classroom to implement during the coming year. Participants will make presentations on their media literacy integration projects on the final morning.

For details about costs and more information, visit the website.
email Cyndy Scheibe, schiebe@ithaca.edu (Project LookSharp)