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The world is saturated with information--all types of media, with millions of varying messages. Not only are your students consuming the media, but with new technology, and inexpensive tools, they are also creating content and using media in myriad ways to test their ideas, and tell their stories. With access to these tools, we have the opportunity to empower students so they can be both to be critical consumers of media and authentic storytellers.

Join your peers for the first of a three-part PBS “Live Learning” experience: Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators. Designed by educators, this virtual professional learning series will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice. Teaching digital media literacy can be daunting. In the first episode of this three-part series (designed especially for middle and high school teachers), we’ll consider how to tackle misinformation, how to analyse digital media and why it’s important for your students.

Led by PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Leigh Herman this session highlights exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

Prioritizing fun, engaging and accessible tools for your students, the series will highlight techniques for analyzing media, and amplifying student voice through authentic storytelling. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event. The event is recorded, all registrants will receive the recording one week after the event.



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“Live-Learning” Experience #2: Helping Students Create Authentic Stories

March 7, 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 livestream 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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