Reminder: Literacy in a Media Age Conference, October 14 and 15

10/05/2005

Contributed by Victoria Jordan

Faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to attend selected workshops and events free of charge at Project Look Sharp’s upcoming conference, “Literacy in a Media Age,” October 14–15, 2005, in the Campus Center. Presenters include media literacy educators Cyndy Scheibe, Chris Sperry, and Faith Rogow; director of LeMoyne College’s Education program, Cathy Leogrande; health and art educators; and more! Youth involved in media production will showcase their work, and a resource room and video preview area will be open throughout the conference (Klingenstein Lounge).

IC staff, faculty, and students, please feel free to attend any of the following:

Friday, October 14, 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
Cyndy Scheibe, executive director, Project Look Sharp
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

Friday, October 14, 9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote
Reading Media: The New Literacy
Faith Rogow, past president of the Alliance for a Media Literate America and owner of Insighters Educational Consulting
(Clark Lounge)

Friday, October 14, 10:25 a.m.
Morning Plenary Session
Introduction to Media Literacy Integration in K-12 Education
Cyndy Scheibe, executive director, Project Look Sharp
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

Concurrent Workshop Session #1
Friday, October 14, 1:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Media Construction of War
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

Visual Literacy
Faith Rogow, past president of the Alliance for a Media Literate America and owner of Insighters Educational Consulting
(North Meeting Room)

Media Literacy and Media Production in Elementary Grades: A Librarian’s Role
June Locke, elementary school librarian with the Ithaca City School District
(Klingenstein B)

Concurrent Workshop Session #2
Friday, October 14, 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Media Construction of the Middle East
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

Debunking Media Myths: Subliminal Messages and Other Stories
Cyndy Scheibe, executive director, Project Look Sharp
Klingenstein B)

Media Production in a Middle School Classroom
Karl Madeo, audiovisual production and technology specialist for Project Look Sharp and English, social studies, and video production teacher, LACS
(North Meeting Room)

Plenary Session
“Young Media Makers in Action”
Friday, October 14, 4:30—5:30
(Clark Lounge)

Concurrent Workshop Session #3
Saturday, October 15, 8:45 a.m.—10:15 a.m.

Critical Thinking and the News
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

Media Literacy for Health Promotion: Theory and Applications
Hilary Merlin, Project Look Sharp Project Manger & a Certified Health Education Specialist
(North Meeting Room)

Concurrent Workshop Session #4
Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.—11:30 p.m.

Media Literacy and Art
Elizabeth Rechtin, graphic design, ceramics, and video production teacher at Dryden High School
(Clark Lounge)
Media Literacy in Teacher Education
Cathy Leogrande, chair of the education department and director of the graduate education program, Le Moyne College, NY
(North Meeting Room)

Video Showcase
Cyndy Scheibe, executive director, Project Look Sharp
(Klingenstein B)

Concurrent Workshop Session #5
Saturday, October 15, 12:45 p.m.—2:15 p.m.

Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns
Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development, Project Look Sharp
(Clark Lounge)

LOL: Teens, Tweens, Media, and Culture
Cathy Leogrande, chair of the education department and director of the graduate education program, Le Moyne College, NY
(North Meeting Room)

Separating Fact from Fiction: Judging Credibility on the Internet
Roger Sevilla, technology integration coordinator for Project Look Sharp and instructional technology staff developer with ICSD
Williams 319

For more information, visit our website at http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/events_conference.php or call 274-3471.

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