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Monday, June 13 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Media Literacy Across the Curriculum LIMITED

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With the average American consuming over eleven hours of mass media daily, media literacy has truly become a 21st Century survival skill that can no longer stay trapped in our school libraries. In this powerful and fun keynote, Julie will explain the concepts and history of media literacy and ultimately inspire you to include it as an integral part of your daily curriculum. Teachers in all disciplines will leave this session not only motivated, but with concrete ways they can incorporate media literacy within their lessons to design wildly engaging experiences for students that spark their critical thinking. With media literacy now an integral part of the Common Core State Standards, the time is NOW for teachers to expose students to this empowering skill that ensures they are able to consume, analyze, critique and evaluate media in a whole new way. Julie will draw you in with her humor, relevant examples, engaging stories and poignant reflections in this call to action for our students to be smart consumers of their daily media diet.

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Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
M212 Library M212 Library