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With the explosion of the kinds of media now available, teaching students how to critically read media is more important than ever. In this course, you will learn how media messages are built not just through scripts but production choices like framing and music and how these choices influence our interpretation and actions. In this free, hands-on course you will will also learn concrete steps for how to teach students to critically examine how media is made, examine media production choices and how those influence message, develop a framework for analyzing media in a variety of formats, and prepare students to be critical consumers of media, as well as more successful media makers.
You can register for this free course at https://teach.kqed.org/p/analyzing-media.
- Learn how bias – both the media producers’ and your own – play a part in how media is made and interpreted
- Explore how different production choices impact how a piece of media is received and understood
- Do your own media analysis of a topic that is relevant to you and your teaching
- Create a lesson plan that helps your students practice critical media analysis that aligns with your teaching objectives
Number of Units: 0.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators in all subject areas who want to develop skills and confidence with media making and media literacy.
Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit: Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to email@example.com after enrolling for credit and completing the course.