"Critical Thinking and Health: Media Literacy Lessons for Elementary Grades"
Live Event: May 7, 2015, from 7-8PM EDT
Cyndy Scheibe, LookSharp's executive director, will offer elementary school and early childhood educators (and teachers-in-training) pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to help young children understand biases and misleading messages found in food advertising and toy commercials aimed at them, including cereal ads and advertising for foods and beverages that imply they have a lot of fruit in them. Part of the webinar will specifically focus on gender techniques and gender stereotyping in toy commercials. We will also explore how to seek out and use media sources with children ages 5-10 in order to deepen critical thinking practice about who creates these messages and why, and the impact that they might have on children’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviors related to nutrition and gender stereotypes. The discussion will also highlight connections to ELA, math and science standards in elementary education,and utilize Project Look Sharp's lessons.
Project Look Sharp's fifth webinar,
"Media Constructions of Energy Choices:
Empowering Students to See Through the Smoke"
Empowering Students to See Through the Smoke"
Recorded Live on March 19, 2015, from 7-8PM EDT
Participants are led on a participatory exploration of lesson elements from three of our curriculum kits that are directly related to energy topics: Media Constructions of Chemicals in the Environment, Media Constructions of Sustainability: Food, Water and Agriculture, and Media Constructions of Resource Depletion. These kits are available free and online at www.projectlooksharp.org.
Project Look Sharp's fourth webinar,
"Media Constructions of Food Justice:
Shining a Light on Equity, Economy and Sustainability"
Recorded Live January 22, 2014, from 7-8PM EST
The webinar offers pre-service and high school teachers along with college and community food justice educators pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to support a deeper understanding of how to tie goals to content in lesson design. We will engage in live chat sessions and interactive analysis activities exploring how to use media sources (including videos, websites, and articles) to deepen critical thinking practices about authorship, purpose and economics. We also highlight ways to use media documents to teach to national standards in science, social studies and English Language Arts. At the end of the webinar there will be a Q&A with Sox Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe, Project Look Sharp's executive director and founder.
Project Look Sharp's third webinar,
"Teaching about the Middle East through Media Literacy"
Recorded Live November 6th 2014, from 7-8PM EST
Watch the Lo-resolution playback (Hi-resolution playback coming soon)
Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp's Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, presents 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 explores 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 are 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 is interactive with live chat, video demonstrations, and polls.
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 includes 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, leads 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 projectlooksharp.org. The webinar offers educators and teachers-in-training pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to support diversity in the media documents we choose for classroom decoding. We 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 provides 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, leads 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 also demonstrates how to search the Look Sharp site for keywords, themes and common core standard alignments.
The webinar offers 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 .