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  Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 10.08.26 AM.png Want tools from Pulitzer Center journalism to bring the world to your classroom? This Lesson Builder Resource encourages learners to think about a range of issues they could address in a letter to the next President, including climate change, forced migrations, and other STEM issues like water and sanitation.
There has been a lot of discussion in my graduate studies so far about how teachers take action and fighting for what is right in educational policy. Students in my program are struggling with these big issue questions we bring up. Is there a way for teachers to work inside the system of education in order to create the best classroom they can for their students while still following the mandates...
The Communications Director for my school district contacted me last week. She had Googled my name (while writing a press release for the superintendent) and was very intrigued by a link that appeared from the Digital Is website: On Becoming Change Writers, a reflective piece I co-authored on engaging students, teachers, and community activists in thinking deeply about their world and in using...
This collection pulls together the research by Josyln Young. Young "wanted to figure out more about what teaching, learning, and pedagogy look like beyond the classroom" and studied young producers at the Philadelphia Student Union and Chester Voices for Change and how they learn and master skills in media production.
I’m not sure what they add up to yet, but I’m ready to offer a few stories in response to Hurricane Sandy. Maybe you can help us make them count. Two weeks after Sandy, in a front page article of The New York Times, Raymond Hernandez writes what those of us who live in the New York-New Jersey area already know: “It is clear that the effects of the storm are still being acutely felt.” (Cuomo Will...
Language and Power Video.mov (Click on this link for a second movie example) The Process- "My Homeland" Project Show students Miguel Peraza's "The City", discuss, and assign individual free-write (10-15 min) "My Homeland Is..." Tell students anything goes- write from the heart.   Then share out.- 1 day Teacher groups students, and students select their favorite lines from each of their individual...
MarcoCrohnWikimedia-servers-2004-08-26.png New York Times article, “The Digital Pileup,” March 12, 2011. In this essay Shelley Polodny argues that digital information actually has weight and cost, and that we, the end-users, are responsible for seventy percent of the digital universe, as we “Browse, share, and entertain ourselves.” We need to clean up our act, he...
For digital learning day, I wanted to both celebrate the work of my students and explore the relationship between digital media and equity; how do we use digital media to enhance academic instruction, while also teaching for transformation?
Youth practice recording, interviewing, writing, rehearsing, editing, and presenting throughout media literacy programs, but what other skills do they practice and master in these programs that will help them in life? This resource examines the life skills that young producers gain through their participation in one of two Philadelphia-area media literacy programs. As a Stoneleigh Junior Fellow...
Educators offer instruction, support, guidance, opportunities, challenges, resources, but how do teaching and learning really occur in out-of-school media literacy education programs? This resource takes a deeper look at some key characteristics of pedagogy in two youth media programs in the Philadelphia area. As part of my Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship with Research for Action in 2010-2011, I...

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