Media Education

Producer and Facilitator of Media Education

As a producer and engagement specialist at PBS Wisconsin Education, I led cohorts of educators to receive PBS Media Literacy Certification, facilitated video production workshops for educators and students, and co-produced educational content.

PBS Media Literacy Cohorts

During my time at PBS Wisconsin Education, I led two cohorts of Wisconsin educators in working toward PBS Media Literacy Certification. Through this eight month cohort, I worked with teachers to complete eight credentials demonstrating their expertise in teaching PreK-12 students to reflect critically on their roles as media consumers and creators. I facilitated virtual and in person workshops where teachers analyzed and evaluated media, created lesson plans to help their students analyze media, and in person workshops where educators created podcasts and videos to use in their classroom.

Click Video Production Workshops

In the summer of 2018, I teamed with the staff from PBS Wisconsin Education to bring 70 youth from around the state for the first ever Click Youth Media Festival. Youth worked in teams and had one day to conduct interviews, capture B-roll footage, edit content, and create two minute segments. The day concluded with a celebratory film festival where youth and educators had the chance to watch their work, offer peer feedback, and receive input from experts. In the summer of 2019, we brought Wisconsin Educators together for a three day intensive video production workshop for the Click Teacher Summer Camp.

Media Production

As an Education Producer at PBS Wisconsin Education, I co-produced educational content for elementary and middle school classrooms:

Meet the Lab is a collection of educational resources for middle school science classrooms that introduces students to relevant real-world issues, cutting edge research, and the human element—the people working together to research, innovate, and solve problems using science.

Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss is an Emmy award winning animation and part of Wisconsin Biographies, a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards.

Because English teachers have a professional responsibility to prepare students for work, life, and citizenship, media education must be an essential component of the professional identity of teachers. 

National Council of Teachers of English

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