Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) have joined forces with WGBH to offer an exciting professional learning event focusing on media literacy and its importance in education today.
This informal event will be held at The Education Cooperative (TEC) in East Walpole. We will open with appetizers and drinks, followed by a keynote address from a member of the WGBH FRONTLINE team. Attendees will then have the opportunity to attend one breakout session planned by librarians, instructional technology specialists, and classroom teachers. Join us for the low price of $35.
More information will be available soon. Stay tuned!
|Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres||4:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Keynote Address||5:00 – 5:50 PM|
|Session 1||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Session 2||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Session 3||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Session 4||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Session 5||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
Choose from one of five session offerings!
Session 1 Game Design Thinking
Presented by: Dr. Eric Gordon, Emerson professor and Director of the Engagement Lab
This session will cover the topic of “game design thinking,” which is a way of civic problem-solving through game design. In other words, this takes kids through the process of thinking about big civic problems (fake news, climate change) by designing a game around the subject. It’s a great way to spark imagination and different kinds of thinking!
Eric Gordon is the founding director of the Engagement Lab and a professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts. Eric studies media and technology in civic and political participation. He is particularly interested in the transformation of civic institutions, including government and journalism, in the wake of technological disruption, and the emerging tensions between technological efficiency in “smart city” solutions and democratic governance.
Spot the Fake: Using fake news to strengthen 5th graders’ information literacy skills
Presented by Lisa Rogers, Wellesley Public Schools
Fake news isn’t new: deliberate misinformation–disinformation–in the form of propaganda, hoaxes and pranks–has been around for centuries. Today, disinformation is trickier than ever to identify, viral in scope, and often irresistible in its lure. By introducing students to famous hoaxes from history, teachers can help students begin to think critically about what they read, see, and hear. Lisa will showcase a series of lessons used with fifth grade, along with suggestions for extending lessons to upper grades.
Lisa Rogers is a librarian at the John D. Hardy Elementary School in Wellesley and a former daily news reporter and editor. She has a BA in English literature from The College of William and Mary, an MA from Boston College in English Literature and an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of the picture book, 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and The Red Wheelbarrow (Schwartz and Wade, Fall, 2019).
Media Literacy: Can you believe everything you read?
Presented by Donna Miller & Liz Healy, Norwood Public Schools
From an elementary perspective, fake news, media literacy, and lessons on website evaluation. How can we keep our students from believing everything they read while online?
Donna Miller is a K-5 Library media teacher in Norwood, and has been teaching for almost 20 years. She loves using technology in the library and trying new things with my students to keep them engaged. She also enjoys reading, walking her labradoodle, and riding her bike.
Liz Healy is a fourth-grade teacher in Norwood and teaches in an inclusion classroom. Technology has been a huge benefit to her and her students. She is better able to help all of her learners successfully access the curriculum based on their strengths. She likes to think they have fun too!
Presented by Deeth Ellis, Boston Latin School
Registration open Summer, 2019
- Banquet table for materials
- Two complimentary registrations
- Recognition before keynote along with 1-minute time slot to address attendees
- Logo on website 3 months prior and up to event
We expect 80 educators (Integration Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Content Coordinators, etc.) for this event.
Please contact Shelley Chamberlain, Executive Director of MassCUE, for more information.