From the Educator Innovator blog.
- on Jul 8
- in The LAMP
- by Educator Innovator
To measure the impact of its media literacy programs and tools, our partner The LAMP developed an assessment rubric to analyze the work created by students and how that form of activism enables the role a student plays in a participatory digital culture. On average, youth spend nine hours a day consuming entertainment media. Our primary goal at The LAMP is to help people comprehend, create, critique, and ultimately challenge the media they consume on a daily basis, but how can we measure the impact of our media literacy programs and tools? Previously, researchers have found it difficult to measure changes in students’ attitudes towards media as a result of media literacy training, and how it influenced their choices. We have administered surveys to students to track their changes in attitude after a program, but find that most of the time students are tired of surveys that ask them what they learned, and so we typically receive little or no response. We have wanted to do things differently for quite some time, but finally an opportunity presented itself: an Outcomes and Measurement series from the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Beginning in October, our...
Professional development training at Nashville Public Library, a member of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, focuses on the planning and designing of programs that are centered around connected learning. "If staff are excited about the evolution of teen services in libraries, then there are more opportunities to think differently about what programming can look like in twenty-first-century libraries. Staff went through growing pains but are committed to learning to adapt programs based on teen interests and to develop production-centered activities that engage teens." Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at YALSA.
- on Jun 22
- in KQED Education
- by Educator Innovator
Our partner, KQED compiled a list of the ten best resources to help educators prepare for the fall by building curricula that engage students with the Presidential election using Letters to the Next President 2.0. "While we have one eye on the campaign trail, we’ve got the other fixed on the impressive list of curricula resources being collected for Letters to the Next President 2.0 (L2P 2.0). Partners of this initiative have submitted their best articles, tutorials, and interactive tools to help educators engage learners age 13-18 in election issues that matter to their lives. Here are ten resources that you can use to incorporate L2P 2.0 into your summer learning programs." Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at KQED Education.
To promote digital civic learning opportunities, teams from Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) participated in a webinar series sharing their experiences in working with educators to develop a framework of the core practices of participatory politics that articulate a new vision for civic education. This work featured two Educator Innovator partners: Youth and Participatory Politics and Facing History and Ourselves. "For example, a district-wide survey conducted in Oakland, California in 2013, found that 93% of teachers believe that technology is essential, but 63% reported not having had ANY technology-related professional development. "The innovative teachers I currently work with through the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project are working to respond to the changing dynamics they see in the digital age. In particular, they are responding to the expanded civic and political opportunities for young people to be heard, to join together, and to work for change.” By Erica Hodgin Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at DML Central.