Jeff Share to Present Online Series on Critical Media Literacy
TEP lecturer to discuss skills for educators in navigating and understanding media and its impact on students; series supported by the LA County Office of Education.
Jeff Share, lecturer in the Teacher Education Program, will present a five-part online series examining “Critical Media Literacy in Action: Helping Students Navigate a Media-Rich World,” supported by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. The free sessions are open to educators, administrators, and the public, and will be held on Tuesdays at 4-5:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 20.
The first session on Sept. 20 will offer an "Introduction to Critical Media Literacy," analyzing the role that media plays in society and the influence on students' lives, followed by "Visual Literacy & Racism" on Sept. 27 will examine visual imagery as a powerful tool in capturing moments, events, and ideas.
On Oct. 18, "Ideology & Aural Literacy" will explore aspects of sound and how it influences the world and ideas, followed by "Environmental Justice & Advertising" on Nov. 1, which will examine ads for bias, stereotypes, and social and environmental issues. The series will conclude with "Worldviews, Language, & Information Literacy," which will discuss the use of media as commentary on laws, policies, and the world.
Individual registration is available for each session; a certificate of Critical Media Literacy will be presented to participants who attend all five sessions. The first 25 registrants will receive a copy of Share's book, "The Critical Media Literacy Guide: Engaging Media and Transforming Education," co-written with UCLA Distinguished Research Professor Douglas Kellner.
Share recently spoke on “Engaging Media, Transforming Education” at the Heidelberg School of Education.
For more information on “Critical Media Literacy in Action: Helping Students Navigate a Media-Rich World,” contact email@example.com.
Above: Jeff Share, lecturer in the UCLA Teacher Education Program, is the co-author of "The Critical Media Literacy Guide: Engaging Media and Transforming Education."
Photo by Michael Dressler