In the 2021 - 2022 academic year, German and American educators and teacher educators gather online for a series of discussion plus hands-on, activity-based programs that enable us to explore media literacy pedagogy as applied to the most urgent and relevant topics facing society today, including election propaganda, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.
In this co-learning community, everyone learns from everyone.
This Professional Learning Community is designed to advance the quality of media literacy education in Germany by developing the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills of German and American teachers and teacher educators.
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In the program, participants will experience collaborative professionalism as they construct a community of learners built on collegial solidarity, candid, thoughtful feedback, and collective responsibility. Through a variety of online programs and workshops in Zoom along with ongoing asynchronous learning experiences, participants will gain confidence in teaching with media literacy pedagogies. We'll explore topics including contemporary propaganda, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and algorithmic personalization. With individualized coaching and support, participants will deepen their understanding of how to integrate media literacy concepts and pedagogy into their curriculum.
Professional Learning Community
Peer-to-peer collaboration accelerates professional learning. In this program, you gain knowledge by sharing and developing your professional expertise. Encounter examples of media literacy pedagogy as applied to topics including media bias, disinformation, and propaganda. Appreciate the power of intercultural dialogue as a way to build cultural understanding. Expand your professional network and develop trusted relationships with people from around the world. Create or expand on educational projects that advance media literacy locally and globally.
The Media Education and Educational Technology Lab is the University of Wuerzburg's school and media pedagogical lab for research and teaching. It focuses on aspects of teaching and learning with and about digital media in school as well as in teacher education from a pedagogical, technical, interdisciplinary and international comparative perspective.
The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island advances the quallity of digital and media literacy education through scholarship and community service. With its vibrant online learning community, it is the largest provider of professional development in media literacy in the United States, offering a year-round professional development events, teaching resources, and research publications.
Media Literacy Now is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing media literacy in the United States. This organization serves as the fiscal agent for this project.
The U.S. Embassy Berlin, Public Affairs Section (PAS) supports this project which is designed to showcase cutting-edge approaches to foster increased media literacy with participating German audiences. using an interdisciplinary and international comparative perspective.