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Thursday, February 27 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Create to Learn: Digital and Media Literacy Inquiry Pedagogies in K-12 Education

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Today, educators must prepare learners for an unknowable future. Across the grade span, educators help students internalize a set of robust practices essential for a lifetime of learning. These include: asking questions, evaluating and analyzing evidence, collaborating creatively to solve problems, communicating information and ideas in socially responsible ways, and reflecting on the social and cultural consequences of actions.

In this hands-on, minds-on digital literacy program, you'll discover the power of advancing learner-centered inquiry learning by ""creating to learn,"" using transdisciplinary practices that apply to all content areas. Support the intellectual curiosity of all learners by exploring digital mind maps, curation activities, digital storytelling, simple video production, podcasting, meme-making, and other inquiry learning practices that deepen authentic mastery of content and prepare learners for a lifetime of learning. Make connections between classroom and culture using media literacy core concepts that build critical thinking. We discuss the implications of such practices for classroom management, assessment of student learning, and more. You’ll have time to plan how to bring inquiry learning pedagogies back to your classroom by creating media that supports the needs of your learners.

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Renee Hobbs

Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities in digital and media literacy education. As professor and director of the Media Education Lab, she has helped bring the pedagogy of digital and media literacy to educators in more than 25 states and over a dozen countries. Author... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Epiphany (2nd Floor)