SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION: Professional Learning & Innovation Center- a division of Broome-Tioga BOCES
TITLE: Instructional Technology Specialist
DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE: I work directly with teachers and administrators providing professional learning and coaching around effective practices for leveraging instructional technology within the classroom.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE MEDIA LITERACY?: Media literacy is the ability to identify and understand various types of media. To be media literate is to have the ability to critically analyze the media that one consumes, allowing you to discern the message they are sending.
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY AROUND THIS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU?: Media literacy is vital for our globally connected world. Students are exposed to so much media, knowing how to critically analyze and use media thoughtfully will help our students to discern what is credible and accurate in a digital world.
WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO RESOURCES TO RECOMMEND IF PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDIA LITERACY? Here is a nice compilation of resources put together by ISTE 10 Resources to Boost Student Media Literacy. If you’d like some examples and lesson ideas, check out commonsensemedia.org. It’s free for educators to create an account!
Here are a few accounts to follow on Twitter: @DigCitDoctors @digcitPLN
WHY DID YOU APPLY TO WSKG’s PBS MEDIA LITERACY ACADEMY?
Registration Open: A Week of Virtual PD for K-2 Teachers
You’re invited to a week of free, virtual learning with PBS KIDS. Hear from teachers across the country as they share successes and lessons learned in the transition to distance learning this past spring. Their stories of how they connected with families, used media and tech to encourage creation, and tackled distance learning in the absence of tech will provide inspiration and foundational tips you can use to prepare for an uncertain year – where some kind of distance learning is likely to be a reality. Join us from August 3 – 6 for four days of online learning and fun with a community of teachers like you! Register Now
Your Week at a Glance
Your week of virtual learning will start and end with LIVE, online learning events with other K-2 teachers. The middle of the week will feature daily, asynchronous challenges emailed each morning that you can do on your own time, to continue your learning and build upon distance learning themes and strategies.
Join us for an educator webinar (preK-12) from PBS LearningMedia on how to integrate digital tools and public media into your classroom. Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students. This free webinar will be held online on Tuesday, November 28 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET. Register Now!
Join us in offering a big congrats to Elisabeth Bostwick of Garden Road Elementary School in Horseheads, NY, who’s been selected to take part in the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator Program! We’re excited to follow along with Elisabeth and this group of classroom changemakers as they participate in professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers, and inspire students through innovative use of technology and media. CITY | Horseheads, NY
SCHOOL | Gardner Road Elementary
ROLE | Fourth Grade Teacher, Grade Level Chair, Instructional Support Coach
GRADE LEVELS | 3-5
TWITTER | @ElisaBostwick
PBS Digital Innovators are leaders in their schools and their communities, and help improve student learning through their thoughtful use of technology and digital media. The PBS Digital Innovator program helps these educators connect with others who are in the same space by providing tools to guide their leadership and growth, and opportunities to share their ideas in meaningful and transformative ways. Ms. Bostwick will be attending the PBS Digital Innovator Summit and ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo.
PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. These pre-K-12 educators are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.
What is the PBS Digital Innovator Program? The PBS Digital Innovator program brings together a community of K-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. Professional Development Opportunity
The PBS Digital Innovator program is a professional development opportunity for highly engaged, changemaker K-12 educators whose innovative use of technology and media create exciting learning experiences for their students.
Museum of the Earth, located in Trumansburg NY is holding their annual Teacher Resource Day on October 1st, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teachers and educators will be treated to free fossils, resources, specimens and publications for use at their schools and in their classrooms.
Guest speakers include Dr. Justin Richardson, Critical Zone Observatory Network Post-Doctoral Fellow and Nancy Coddington, WSKG Public Media Director of Science of Content, Services & Programming. If you are a teacher/educator, sign up today at:
Everyday, classroom teachers have the opportunity to support and motive students to do their best and stay in school. Some local teachers are simply stellar at this. We call them caring, consistent adults and they are our local American Graduate Champions! https://youtu.be/x_5aMe1A3Os
Who’s the champion in your life? Follow the American Graduate movement!