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2017 Summer Programs in Media Literacy

International Journalism Summer School in Thessaloniki, Greece

 July 16 – July 23, 2017


Overview: A week long program that focuses on the opportunities and challenges for reporting Asia and Europe, in times of an ever-changing digital world. The intensive multi-disciplinary training course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and robust skills based on which the participants would develop an informed understanding of critical issues of International Journalism and to identify issues that are context-dependent and with global features in media organizations both in Europe and Asia.  Participants in this course will emerge with a better understanding of the latest academic research, policy, market and professional trends in the area.

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 University of Rhode Island

 Rhode Island

 July 23 – July 28, 2017


Overview: This six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. This program focuses on the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and learning. Explore the innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for you and your students.

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Newseum: “Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World”

Washington D.C.

Cost: Free

July 12th – July 14th 2017


Are you looking for ways to help your students tell real news from fake news? Understand their roles as both media consumers and contributors?

The Newseum is excited to tackle these subjects in a three-day summer teacher institute.  This unique professional development opportunity will explore the challenges and opportunities of today’s participatory media landscape from both student and educator perspectives. Attendees will deepen their understanding of information production and consumption and the power of the First Amendment through workshops, exhibit exploration, collaborative sharing and creative thinking.

The institute runs 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on each day. Complimentary lunch will be provided each day. The schedule includes hands-on activities, discussions with an archivist and independent museum exploration. Significant time will be dedicated to developing new resources and activities to take back to the classroom.

An institute alum, Kathy Smith of Chattahoochee High School, said after attending, “What a dizzying, electrifying, energizing, and craft-changing workshop this has been. I have gotten endless ideas for lesson plans, digital tools, strategies, and resources to use this year.”

Head to the website for more information. Applications are accepted until May 7th.

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