We all like movies, right? As a society, we immerse ourselves in many forms of media, so much so that it’s only natural that we begin to study it, and its effect on us. Film studies has been a mainstay on college campuses for years, but what about studying media in the K-12 classroom? That’s the discussion topic for this week’s episode, as we delve into our past experiences as well as talking about the state of media studies today. There are some great resources out there for the teacher who wants to bring this to his/her class.
Jenny also talks to Teresa Milden, from the Vancouver School Board, about Gifted Education.
All of this, and the obligatory zombie reference too.
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Down the Hall – Ep 22 (43:44)
Just play it in the handy web player just below the link.
00:11 – Introduction
03:49 – Interview – Gifted Education
Interview with Teresa Milden – Vancouver School Board
21:59 – Discussion – Media Studies in the K-12 Education
(This is Jenny, with apologies about my unpreparedness to discuss resources on media studies within the American school system. Also, did anyone else notice that I did not once during our discussion consider turning off the TV and choosing not to watch?)
Media Awareness Network – Canada-wide
Media Awareness Network – BC Specific
BC Ministry of Education – curriculum documents
The Association for Media Literacy – Media Education in Canada
Co-Co’s Adversmarts – Media Awareness Network
Horizon High School Drama – Teaching Film (and also links to other great curriculum ideas for media studies)
Colorado Thespians – Teaching Film
New York Times – The Learning Network
Alliance of Civilizations – Integrating Media Literacy into High School Education (This is the New Hampshire study that we mention)
41:11 – What’s Happening in EPLT
MED Cohort Information Sessions:
French Immersion (FRM3) – November 7 in Vancouver
Digital Learning & Curriculum (DLC2) – November 17 in North Vancouver and November 22 in Surrey
EPLT/MET on the web
CHET Talks – Seminars presented by the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education & Training
Our theme music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license
Selection 2: “Basse Dance” by General Union
Selection 3: “Les Livres” by Sea & Field
All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.