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The WSKG recruits educators for a local cohort of the PBS Media Literacy Academy.

This group of educators will work with WSKG Education staff to work towards the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification.

The aim of the WSKG Media Literacy Academy is support and training

With media literacy and the creation of media content, you establish connections with other educators, receive support from WSKG Education and PBS employees and work together on micro-qualifications. As many of our local educators teach or host learning experiences in virtual space, we will try to help educators use as much existing content, lessons and resources that they have already created to meet the micro-qualifications.

This option is open to all educators in the Greater Southern Tier region. An educator is anyone who works directly with students – could be in a traditional school setting, museum, extracurricular or extracurricular program, library, home school, etc. Download the printable flyer (see image above) here.

Here are the details:

  • The WSKG’s Media Literacy Academy runs from August 2021 to June 2022.
  • The ideal trainer at the Media Literacy Academy:
    • For K-12 learners
    • Already integrates media and uses technology in their teaching
    • Has experience creating media content
    • Could be: technology coordinator, library media specialist, digital innovator, technology or media art coach
    • Is interested in PBS content in your classroom or study room or is already using it
    • Has bandwidth or capacity for a project like this
  • Participating educators will:
    • Earn NYS CTLE credits for professional development
    • Get support individually and as a group to develop micro-credentials for the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
    • Receive resources and training on a wide variety of topics related to media literacy
    • Use existing teaching content and materials to obtain micro-credentials

Interested educators should email jstapleton@wskg.org for more information or apply HERE.

This project is made possible by the support of PBS and the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.

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