‘Live Learning’ Professional Development Series for Teachers

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The world is saturated with information – all types of media, with millions of varying messages. Not only are your students consuming the media, but with new technology and inexpensive tools, they are also creating content and using media in myriad ways to test their ideas, and tell their stories.

With access to these tools, we have the opportunity to empower students so they can be both to be critical consumers of media, and authentic storytellers. Join your peers for a three part PBS ‘Live Learning’ experience: Empowering Young Media Consumers & Creators.


Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media

February 28th @7PM ET

Join your peers for the first of a three part PBS “Live Learning” experience: Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators. Designed by educators, this virtual professional learning series will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice. Teaching digital media literacy can be daunting. In the first episode of this three-part series (designed especially for middle and high school teachers) we’ll consider how to tackle misinformation, how to analysis digital media, why it’s important for your students.

Led by PBS Digital Innovator All Star Leigh Herman this session highlights exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

Prioritizing fun, engaging and accessible tools for your students, the series will highlight techniques for analyzing media, and amplifying student voice through authentic storytelling. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

                                  

Helping Students Create Authentic Stories

March 7th @7PM ET

Teachers, for part two of a three part PBS “Live Learning” experience, we’re excited to invite you to a live discussion with American art museum curator and host of The Art Assignment, Sarah Urist Green. Designed by educators, this virtual professional learning series will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice. Designed especially for middle and high school teachers, we’ll dive into media production technology techniques to guide students into producing their digital story

Sarah Urist Green is creator and curator of The Art Assignment, an educational video series produced in partnership with PBS Digital Studios that explores art history through the lens of the present. Since its premiere in February 2014, the series has grown to over 300,000 subscribers, issued assignments by more than 60 artists, and generated thousands of artworks in response. Green is the former curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she organized the exhibitions Graphite and Andy Warhol Enterprises, among others, and was instrumental in developing The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. She holds a master of arts in modern art history from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts from Northwestern University.

Led by PBS Digital Innovator All Star’s Shawn Patrick Higgins and Leah Aiwohi this session highlights exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom.


Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community

March 14th @7PM ET

Join the final session of our three part PBS “Live Learning” experience: Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators. Looking for methods to amplify student voice? How do you foster their authentic voice? This virtual professional learning series will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice.

Joined by The Moth storytelling expert, Micaela Blei, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Micaela Blei is a teacher, writer, storyteller and PhD student. She was a third grade classroom teacher for several years and now does all kinds of work with, for and about kids. When it’s above 50 degrees, she can be found on her bicycle all around New York.

Led by PBS Digital Innovator All Star’s Joquetta Johnson and Steven Auslander, this session highlights exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom.


 

This event is organized by PBS, WSKG, and presenting partners. By registering, you are allowing these event organizers to contact you.

This virtual professional learning opportunity is powered by OVEE: a shared media viewing experience. Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.