Project Look Sharp Free Webinar:
Teaching about the Middle East through Media Literacy
Thursday November 6th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp's Director of Curriculum and Staff Development will be conducting a free webinar event about the Middle East through Media Literacy. Chris Sperry has had many years of experience with teaching high school students about the Middle East. In fact, during this webinar, Chris will have just returned from presenting at the first International Conference on Media Literacy in Iran with Cyndy Scheibe, the Executive Director and Founder of Project Look Sharp.
During this webinar, Chris will explore the role that Media Literacy, Project-Based Learning and lesson design can play in motivating and engaging all students in deep scholarship, critical thinking and personal growth. Viewers will be introduced to lesson models from the Project Look Sharp curriculum kit, Media Construction of the Middle East, a video demonstration of the classroom media decoding process, a sample of a student simulated Middle East peace conference, and how teachers can teach key content while addressing common core standards in social studies and speaking and listening. This webinar will be interactive with live chat, video demonstrations, polls, and a Q&A at the end!
Register now at http://tinyurl.com/MiddleEastCurriculum.
Project Look Sharp's second webinar,
"Media Constructions of Peace and Social Justice: Reflecting Diversity"
Recorded Live May 22 2014, from 7-8PM EDT.
This interactive webinar will include a brief demonstration video of Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp's Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, as he leads a class through constructivist media decoding of a lesson on peace and conflict studies. Sox Sperry, Project Look Sharp's primary curriculum writer, will lead a visual tour of three of our curriculum kits that are directly related to peace and social justice topics: Media Constructions of Martin Luther King, Jr., Social Justice, and Peace. All of these kits are available free and online at /. The webinar will offer educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to support diversity in the media documents we choose for classroom decoding. We will explore how to seek out and use diverse media sources to deepen critical thinking practice with our students.
Project Look Sharp's first webinar,
"Where Media Literacy Meets Sustainability Education"
Recorded Live April 22 2014, from 4-5PM EDT. Click here To View the replay
This interactive webinar will debut a brief demonstration video of Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp's Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, as he leads a class through constructivist media decoding of a sustainability education lesson. Sox Sperry, Project Look Sharp's primary curriculum writer, will lead a visual tour of our six curriculum kits that are directly related to Earth Day topics: chemicals in the environment, endangered species, resource depletion, global warming and sustainability in food, water and agriculture. All of these kits are available free and online at http://www.projectlooksharp.org. Sox will also demonstrate how to search the Look Sharp site for keywords, themes and common core standard alignments.
The webinar will offer educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to support constructivist media decoding to help students engage in critical thinking about the complex environmental, economic and social systems that underlie sustainability .