NAMLE organizational member, Project Look Sharp, a media literacy initiative at Ithaca College, will be hosting its annual Media Literacy Summer Institute from July 16 through July 20 at Ithaca College, a private college in upstate New York. The Summer Institute is a five-day immersion course in integrating critical thinking, media analysis and media production into any curriculum. The course is intended for K-12 teachers and college instructors, librarians and technology/media specialists, community educators, teacher education college faculty and students, and others interested in the field of media literacy.
The Media Literacy Summer Institute is taught by nationally acclaimed educators and staff trainers: Cyndy Scheibe, director and founder, Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, and Roger Sevilla, technology integration specialist. Participants will receive training in the theory and practice of media literacy, learn applications for digital technology, and work individually with a Project Look Sharp “coach” to develop and implement a media literacy integration project. Hands-on production is Mac-based.
The Summer Institute runs from Monday July 16 through Friday July 20. On Monday through Thursday programs begin at 8:30am and finish up at 4pm. On Friday activities begin at 8:30am and finish at 3pm. The fee for the week is $795.00 and registration fees are NY-state-aidable through CoSer 516 or through cross-contract with TST BOCES. Amenities include light breakfast bar each morning, full lunch on Friday, access to Mac laptops with Internet connection, free use of Ithaca College facilities such as the library, fitness center, and outdoor swimming pool. Participating teachers will earn 3.4 Continuing Education Units.
For more information on Project Look Sharp’s Media Literacy Summer Institute as well as how to register, visit http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp.