Pop Culture Resources for Teaching the Digital Teen

In this workshop, educators will learn about the myths surrounding teens and their media use: Are they true multi-taskers? Does their technology drain or train the brain? And, how does that change the way we teach and they learn? Participants will learn how to use social media and pop culture moments to teach critical media literacy skills to promote responsible use. Teachers will learn how to help students:

1. Manage their media exposure/use,
2. Examine and ask questions,
3. Decode the message,
4. Identify issues and,
5. Act appropriately.

Links to curriculum, videos, and websites are available through Katie’s Media Me Pinterest page below.

Audience: Grade 7-12