MediaSmarts is pleased to share our new free online course for teachers on media making in K-12 classrooms. Educators can take this interactive, engaging and informative course from their home, on their own schedule.
The course will be offered the following dates:
- November 9, 2020 – December 4, 2020
- November 23, 2020 – December 18, 2020
- December 14, 2020 – January 22, 2021
- February 1, 2021 – February 26, 2021
- March 1, 2021 – March 26, 2021
Making Media Across the Curriculum will provide teachers with training and resources on how to use digital media production of various kinds (games, film and animation, etc.) in their classroom practice.
Teachers will learn how media making can be supported from kindergarten to Grade 12 and how it can be used to assess student learning across the curriculum, from Language/English as a Second Language courses to Social Studies, Health/Life Skills, Mathematics, Science, Special Education and Technology Education/ICT, among others.
Upon completion of the course, teachers will be certified by MediaSmarts as Media Maker Experts.
The self-directed online course will provide participants with personalized instruction and feedback, connecting them with other teachers who are exploring digital media production, leading them through discussions of key texts and sample activities, and providing guidance in implementing media production in the classroom. It will be available online 24/7 over a four-week period and take a total of 16 hours. It will include lectures and discussions and offline readings, and address the following topics:
- Fostering student creativity
- Seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges of using technology to make media
- Using media-making to assess student learning
- Integrating media-making across different curriculum areas
For more information, the course outline is available here.
If you are interested in registering for the online course or if you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Making Media Across the Curriculum course was developed with financial support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s CanCode Program.