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Paid Media Literacy Workshop for Chicago Educators: Critical Questions and Empowered Action

Event Date:

May 18, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT TO 12:30 PM CDT


Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Room 319

Chicago, IL 60637

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In this workshop, K-12 educators and administrators supporting Chicago students will apply a media literacy lens to global and local news stories by employing the critical questions journalists leverage when investigating news stories about complex and systemic issues such as global health, climate change and the environment, human rights, and more. Participants will engage with a local journalist, practice thinking strategies that center the experiences of people most impacted by world events, gather resources to begin building news and media literacy routines in their classrooms, and ultimately explore methods for inspiring students to take action informed by their learning.

This workshop is designed for educators who seek to…

  • Build a media literacy vision for their classroom 
  • Cultivate informed, curious and empathetic students
  • Empower students to participate in solutions to pressing global issues
  • Meet other educators who care about media literacy
  • Discover free resources and programs to implement in the 2024-2025 school year

Who is eligible: This opportunity is available to education professionals supporting Chicago students. Eligible participants include classroom teachers, administrators, and content specialists supporting Chicago public and public charter schools; out-of-school-time program staff and administrators; and educators supporting programming for youth in carceral facilities.

Where: This event will take place in-person at the University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies (1155 East 60th Street, Room 319, Chicago, IL 60637)

When: Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:30pm CDT. Breakfast and snacks will be included.

Stipend: Each participating educator will receive a $50 stipend for attending, engaging, and completing a post-workshop survey.

Application: This opportunity will be limited to a select group of up to 30 participants. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis until Thursday, May 2, 2024. For any questions, please email [email protected].

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