Format: Self-paced Course
Developed by: Media Smart Libraries Team–University of Rhode Island
Length: 2 hours
"Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy" (Center for Media Literacy, n.d.a).
- Understand the core concepts, competencies, and key questions of Media Literacy and apply them to deconstruct media messages
- Articulate media literacy standards and how they relate to information literacy standards and the Common Core Standards.
- Create a plan to implement a media literacy activity that demonstrates understanding of the role of school and youth librarians in teaching and developing media literacy in children and youth.
Course Design: WebJunction