Media Literacy Initiative of Ithaca College Receives Grant

Chris Sperry, Coordinator of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp has received a grant for Integrating Teaching with Primary Sources into Media Literacy Education from the United States Library of Congress.

With the funding provided by this Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grant, educators from New York state will be able to effectively integrate media literacy into their various curriculums. Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, critically evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms. It is similar to information literacy and involves many components of technology literacy as well.

Mr. Sperry has taught middle and high school social studies, English and media studies for over 30 years in Ithaca, New York. He is the author of numerous curriculum kits related to global studies and U.S. history and articles about integrating media literacy and critical thinking into the curriculum. He is the recipient of the National Council for the Social Studies 2008 Award for Global Understanding, and the 2005 National PTA and Cable Leaders in Learning Award for Media Literacy.

Project look Sharp is Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative. 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,


For more information, please contact Jen Segal, Media Outreach Intern at


For more information, please contact Jen Segal, Media Outreach Intern at




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