Ithaca College’s media literacy program, Project Look Sharp, has received a two-year, $270,000 grant from the Booth-Ferris Foundation to develop materials and strategies to train 18 librarians across New York State on working with teachers to integrate media analysis into their curriculum.
The initiative is a partnership between Project Look Sharp and the New York State School Library Systems Association. It was crafted in collaboration with the School Library System for New York City, the National Association for Media Literacy Education and the civic advocacy group, DemocracyReady NY.
The grant will provide funding for Project Look Sharp and a new coordinator to train and support 18 school librarians from across New York State. These library leaders will pilot work with their teachers to integrate question-based media analysis throughout the curriculum.