Additional Qualifications in Media Studies
About the Course
The Media Studies AQ is presently comprised of 125 hours of online – synchronous and asynchronous – professional learning.
Media literacy is an important skill, and teaching media literacy is both fun and rewarding. In this course, educators:
- Learn to integrate critical thinking about literature, pop culture, social and informational media, and digital technologies into Secondary English and Grades K-8 cross-curricula.
- Explore how production (image, video, audio, GSuite) can enhance and support reading, writing, speaking, listening, group, research and media literacy skills.
The course uses collaborative inquiry, presentations, and online tools to build a collection of current and personalized media teaching strategies, including hands-on experiences, inquiry, creativity, media production, self-directed learning, assessment tools and strategies, collaboration, team-teaching and global citizenship. Experienced guest media teachers share their current challenges and successes.
The course is open to anyone. Members of the Ontario College of Teachers are eligible to receive an Additional Qualifications certificate.
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