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In the first episode of this series, we looked at how you and your students can critically analyze all types of media to tackle misinformation. But your students are not only consuming media, they are also creating content and using media in myriad ways to test their ideas, and tell their stories. In part two of our series, we’ll begin to discuss media creation and how different forms of media can enhance authentic storytelling.

In episode two, we’re thrilled to invite you to a live discussion with American art museum curator and host of The Art Assignment, Sarah Urist Green. The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production that explores art and art history through the lens of things happening today. Episodes air every other Thursday, and since its premiere in February 2014, the series has grown to over 300,000 subscribers and generated thousands of viewer-created artworks.

This live learning series, like all our live learning, is designed by educators. This series, in particular, was created especially for middle and high school teachers and will be led by PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars Shawn Patrick Higgins and Leah Aiwohi. In addition to hearing from Sarah Green, attendees will also learn about resources and models that can immediately be implemented in the classroom. Facilitators will dive into media production technology and techniques, so participants can help students produce their own digital stories.

PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event.



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“Live-Learning” Experience #1: Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media

February 28, 2019


“Live Learning” Experience #3: Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community

March 14, 2019


This event is organized by PBS, your local PBS station, and presenting partners. By registering, you are allowing these event organizers to contact you.

This virtual professional learning opportunity is powered by OVEE: a shared media viewing experience. Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and live stream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.

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