ECC to host media literacy workshop

NEWARK — Before the 2016 presidential election, news was almost always considered to be factual. Today that is no longer the case. Allegations of interference in the U.S. election process through the use of “fake news stories” viewed on social media sites have changed how people consume news and what new sources are considered legitimate. The Ohio State University at Newark’s Education Curriculum Center (ECC) is hosting a workshop called “Popping the Fake News Bubble: Engaging Students in 21stCentury Media and Information Literacy” on June 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center located at 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.

The event will feature a keynote address by media literacy expert Frank W. Baker; concurrent sessions and poster sessions; and opportunities to create lesson plans, HyperDocs and more. The goals of the workshop include raising awareness of teaching strategies to identify “fake news,” developing lesson plans to teach students how to identify it, and collaboration with other educators.

Baker is highly lauded in the field of media literacy. He has conducted hundreds of workshops for educators and students across the United States. Baker is a national Jessie McCanse awardee and “Leaders in Learning” honoree. He is a consultant to the SC Writing Improvement Network, and former consultant to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  He has developed a nationally recognized media literacy resource website.

The Jesse McCanse Award given by the National Telemedia Council recognizes individual contribution to the field of media literacy, over a long sustained period of time of at least ten years. Cable in the Classroom’sLeaders in Learning Awards recognize outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders who use new ideas to educate and new technology to better prepare young students for the future

The workshop is a collaboration of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and the Curriculum Material Centers Interest Group of the Academic Library Association of Ohio.

The ECC is a community resource. Students and local educators can access the library collection which includes children’s literature, sample textbooks and educational software. Classroom materials and services are also available to students, area teachers and home-schoolers.

For more information and to register, visit: workshop cost is $65 for OELMA members and $75 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is June 11.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

Posted on May 25, 2017 .