WSKG is recruiting educators for a local cohort of PBS Media Literacy Academy.
This group of educators will work with WSKG Education staff to work on PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification.
The aim of the WSKG Media Literacy Academy is to provide support and training with media literacy skills and multimedia content creation, connect with other educators, receive support from WSKG Education and PBS staff, and work together through micro-accreditations. Since many of our local educators teach or host learning experiences in the virtual space, we will try to help educators use as much of the existing content, lessons and resources as they have already created to answer micro-accreditations.
This opportunity is open to all educators in the Greater Southern Tier region. An educator is anyone who works directly with students – may be in a traditional school setting, museum, extracurricular or extracurricular program, library, homeschool, etc. Download the printable flyer (photo above) here.
Here are the details:
- The WSKG Media Literacy Academy will run from August 2021 to June 2022.
- The Ideal Media Literacy Academy Educator:
- For Kindergarten to Grade 12 learners
- Already integrates media and uses technology in teaching
- Has experience in creating multimedia content
- Maybe: technology coordinator, library media specialist, digital innovator, tech or media arts coach
- Is interested in or already uses PBS content in their classroom or learning space
- Has bandwidth or capacity for a project like this
- The participating educators:
- Receive NYS CTLE Professional Development Credit
- Be supported individually and in groups to work through micro-accreditations towards PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
- Receive resources and training on a variety of media literacy topics
- Use existing content and educational materials to obtain micro-accreditations
This project is made possible thanks to the support of PBS and the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.