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PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification Academy


Today more than ever, teachers need assistance with digital media literacy, in both remote and traditional classroom environments. The Ohio Ed Techs are partnering with KQED to share the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification with educators in this series of professional learning courses. The courses are open to all educators in Ohio, including PreK-12 classroom teachers, librarians, TOSAs, and anyone interested in providing their students with media-rich, digitally savvy learning. The academy provides you with the skills and experience you need to balance the points between digital citizenship, media literacy, and 21st skills. Student loans are available for an additional fee through Ashland University.

Please note that each person is responsible for acquiring the PBS Media Literacy Educator certification. This academy provides all necessary information and assistance in developing artifacts that must be submitted to the certification body for approval.

Teachers can take any, all, or any combination of courses offered by the Academy. Each class meets twice; The first day comprises the course content and the second day is a working session. The working session is only required for first-year students. Registration is required for all courses.

Schedule and courses:

  1. PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification Academy Kick Off: 05.10.21 and 12.10.21, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  2. Analyze the media critically: 03.11.21 and 09.11.21, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  3. Creating media for use in the classroom: Images, Graphics and Interactive: 12/7/21 and 12/14/21, 4:00 pm-5:30pm

  4. Evaluation of online tools for use in the classroom: 22.01. and 22.01., 4: 00-5: 30 p.m.

  5. Evaluation of the online information: 21.02. and 22.02., 4: 00-5: 30 p.m.

  6. Creating media for teaching in the classroom: Audio & Video: 01.03.22 and 08.03.22, 4: 00-5: 30 pm

  7. Implementation of media projects: 04/05/22 and 04/12/22, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  8. Assessment of student media: May 10th, 22nd and May 17th, 22nd, 4:00 pm-5:30pm

Further information is available from Michael Edelmann.


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