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Contributed by Ari Kissiloff on 10/29/2013
Boston, MA – On November 21, Cyndy Scheibe of Project Look Sharp will present at the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention. The council is made up of many K-12 teachers and also teachers in education faculty from all over the U.S.
Scheibe will be leading three 25-minute sessions that will focus on how educators can address the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Teachers will learn strategies for engaging students who are not print-based learners - through media decoding of TV commercials, songs, and paintings. During the presentation, Scheibe will explain how teachers can use the constructivist media approach to teach fiction and non-fiction to students.
Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking and media literacy into the teaching of core content in multiple subject areas. They do this through developing and providing lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for educators at all education levels. The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today’s world.