Project Look Sharp Presents at the 2015 NAMLE/MILID Conference

Project Look Sharp is excited to announce that Cyndy Sheibe, Sox Sperry, and Chris Sperry will be presenting at the 2015 NAMLE/MILID Conference, “Celebrating Connectivity Across Cultures”. The conference will be held on June 26-27th at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia.

Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry will be leading two different workshops at this conference:

  • Leading a Constructivist Media Decoding
  • Cultural Paradigms & Key Concepts – Lessons from Iran, Bhutan, and Beyond

The “Leading a Constructivist Media Decoding” interactive workshop will train participants in the methodology of constructivist media decoding. An introduction of inquiry-based classroom decoding of diverse media documents tied to different subject and grade levels will be taught. Following the workshop, participants will have the option to lead their own brief decoding with feedback from the trainers.

The “Cultural Paradigms & Key Concepts” workshop will address media literacy work taking place in Iran, Bhutan and other countries and how they can get involved. Engaging stories about cross-cultural paradigms, contexts, and challenges that have come up in teaching media literacy in Iran and Bhutan will be discussed. Media literacy pioneers from Iran and cross-cultural media literacy trainers will speak briefly about their experiences. Participants will be able to identify the impact of different paradigms and contexts in which media literacy initiatives have developed in several countries as a result of this workshop.

Cyndy Scheibe will also present the workshop “Taking on Gender Stereotypes Through Media Literacy Lesson for 3rd Grade” that will highlight ways to celebrate and connect students with issues related to gender and the media. This workshop will assist students in navigating cultural issues involving stereotypes. Participants will become familiar with the free curriculum lessons that use constructivist media decoding regarding gender stereotypes at the 3rd grade level.

Sox Sperry will be leading the panel “Media Literacy Education and Green Cultural Citzenship” Sox will speak on pedagogical approaches to use constructivist media decoding in the classroom as a means to help students think critically about local and global issues related to sustainability and social justice. Each panelist will address the question: “What might green cultural citizenship look like from the lens of media literate communities?”

Chris Sperry will be presenting three 5-minute media monologues. The first monologue is titled “Students Asking the Right Questions”. This monologue will discuss how students can integrate asking key media analysis questions into the teaching of core content. The monologue will also feature a short video clip of high school students decoding media.

The next monologue is titled “Students Speak About Media Literacy”. Chris will show a 3 minute video about high school students talking about media literacy. This will bring diverse student voices into the monologues to share reasons for why media literacy is necessary and crucial.

“Diversifying Our Texts” is the final monologue. Chris will share a personal story about his childhood and the education system being print oriented. He will then make a pitch for integrating the decoding of diverse text throughout all subject areas and grade levels.

For more information regarding the 2015 NAMLE/MILID Conference, you may visit

http://namle.net/conference/2015-conference/

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

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Project Look Sharp’s Cyndy Scheibe Presents at Digital Media/Literacy Conference

Cyndy Scheibe will soon be presenting at the GCCB Digital Media/Literacy Conference. On May 14th, 2015, Dr. Scheibe will present at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. She will lead an interactive training for approximately 50 people including teachers, support staff and administrators of K-12 students. The presentation explores the different aspects of the digital media and literacy world. This event goes hand in hand with the college’s Student Digital Media Festival.

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

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Cyndy Scheibe Presents “Critical Thinking and Health” Webinar

Join Project Look Sharp’s next webinar, “Critical Thinking and Health: Media Literacy Lessons on Advertising and Nutrition for Elementary Grades.” This webinar is free of charge and will be live on Thursday, May 7th from 7:00-8:00 PM EDT.

Cyndy Scheibe, Project Look Sharp’s executive director, will offer elementary school and early childhood educators (and teachers-in-training) pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials to help children ages 5-10 understand biases and misleading messages found in food advertisements aimed at them. She will also explore how to recognize and use media sources in order to deepen critical thinking practices related to who creates these messages and why. She will discuss the impact that these messages may have on children’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviors regarding nutrition.  The discussion will also highlight connections to ELA, math and science standards in early elementary education.

Cyndy Scheibe will lead participants on a participatory exploration of lesson elements from Project Look Sharp’s newly updated curriculum lessons related to critical thinking and health including:

Is There Really Fruit in That?  “Fruit” Snacks and Beverages Marketed to Children

Food Groups:  Where do French Fries and Froot Loops fit on MyPlate?

How Much Sugar is in My Cereal?  Reading Package Labels

What Techniques do Advertisers Use to Say “This is Just for Boys” or “This is Just for Girls”

These lessons will be available free and online at www.projectlooksharp.org.

For more information and to register for the webinar go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/eventllr=puivi6cab&oeidk=a07eav23fz3c4aeb39c.

You may also email us at looksharp@ithaca.org or contact us by phone at (607) 274-3471. This webinar will be archived on the Project Look Sharp website for those who cannot participate during the live event.

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

 

 

 

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Cyndy Scheibe Presents “Critical Thinking & the News”

Project Look Sharp’s very own Cyndy Scheibe presented at the NYS Educational Media Technology Association’s Spring Media Literacy Conference on March 25th, 2015. The annual Spring Conference was held at Embassy Suites in Syracuse, New York where Dr. Scheibe hosted a 2 hour workshop titled “Critical Thinking & the News”. Her workshop emphasized tactics and strategies of being media literate while breaking down segments of the news and various news sources.

For additional information regarding the 2015 Spring Conference, please visit http://www.edmediatech.org.

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

 

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Sox Sperry Interviewed by Green Local 175

Project Look Sharp’s, Sox Sperry guest interviewed with Green Local 175 in Utica on March 17th. Green Local 175 is a twice-weekly environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast. They air Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday from 9 to 11 am on WPNR 90.7 FM.

Listen as Sox Sperry shares some insights about Project Look Sharp on Green Local 175: Sox Sperry on the Radio

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

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Project Look Sharp’s, Sox Sperry to Present Webinar on Energy Choices

Project Look Sharp’s next webinar is coming up quickly! “Media Constructions of Energy Choices: Empowering Students to See Through the Smoke” is Project Look Sharp’s next webinar. Join Project Look Sharp’s curriculum writer, Sox Sperry on March 19th from 7-8 pm to explore how to seek and use media sources to deepen critical thinking practices regarding authorship, purpose, credibility, and economics.

Sox Sperry will offer Middle School, High School, and College Science and Environmental educators didactic techniques and curriculum materials to support a deeper understanding of how to address biases in energy choices media documents.

The three curriculum kits directly related to energy topics that Sox Sperry will reference are as follows:

  • Media Constructions of Chemicals in the Environment
  • Media Constructions of Sustainability: Food, Water and Agriculture
  • Media Constructions of Resource Depletion

These kits are available online at http://www.projectlooksharp.org

 

For additional information and to register please visit: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=puivi6cab&oeidk=a07eakmmxfuff242821

You may also reach us at www.projectlooksharp.org or contact Project Look Sharp at (607) 274-3471. Sperry’s webinar will be available on projectlooksharp.org for those who cannot participate at the live event.

Project Look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. Project Look Sharp supports the integration of critical thinking through media literacy in school curriculum and teaching. 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.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.

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