Media Literacy Workshop

Media Literacy Workshop

Media Literacy Workshop sponsored by Real Networks

Dates: July 22 – August 3 (Detailed schedule below.)

Thanks to a generous grant from Real Networks, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE open-enrollment professional development opportunity for Virginia public school teachers.

The one-day program includes a 90 minute hands-on “Judging Fact, Fiction and Everything in Between” workshop and time to explore the Newseum on your own. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion, a resource packet and a one year subscription to the Digital Classroom.

Workshop Description: Is it ever okay to cite Wikipedia? Is plagiarism still wrong if everybody’s doing it? Does it matter who took that photo? From research papers to Facebook profiles, today’s students face questions about the origins, reliability, and attribution of information everywhere they turn. As “digital natives” who’ve been online their whole lives, they have a unique perspective on these issues, but they still need guidance to ask the right questions and find the answers. This workshop introduces teachers to tools they can share with their students to deconstruct the information they encounter online, in print, or on TV. Participants will learn about specific strategies and resources they can bring to their classrooms to foster increased media literacy across subject matters.

Eligibility Requirements: Virginia middle and high school teachers in any subject area

Application Deadline: June 11, 2012

Applications can be completed here. For additional information, please contact us at educationprograms@newseum.org. If you are a principal or supervisor and would like the Newseum to teach a workshop in your school or school district, please email Maggie Crawford, manager/education, at mcrawford@newseum.org.

Upcoming Dates:

All sessions take place in the Learning Center classroom at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001). All participants receive a Newseum admission ticket valid the day of the workshop and the following day. Please indicate on your application which date you would prefer to participate in the program. Workshops will be offered on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 23 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Monday, July 23 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 27 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 27 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 30 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Monday, July 30 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 31 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 31 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2 - 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 3 - 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Friday, August 3 - 3 - 4:30 p.m.
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