PLS Directors to speak on Iran trip after Nov. 25 7pm Screening of “Rosewater” at Cinemapolis

Professor Cyndy Scheibe and LACS teacher Chris Sperry, co-directors of Ithaca College’s media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp, will be speaking on Tuesday, November 25, after the 7pm showing of Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater about the 2009 imprisonment of a US journalist in Iran. Scheibe and Sperry recently returned from Iran where they delivered key-note …

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Iran Gets Lessons in Media Literacy From Ithaca College Experts

It may be one of the last places in the world you’d expect to be interested in learning how to develop skills in critical thinking and media analysis. But when academics and researchers in Iran decided they needed help with that effort, they turned to two experts from Ithaca College: Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry …

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Cyndy Scheibe Presents at NCTE Conference

On Friday, November 21st, Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director of Project Look Sharp presented at the National Council for Teachers of English annual conference in Washington, DC. Scheibe led a collective media decoding seminar called As Seen on TV: Engaging All Learners through Close Reading of Fiction and Nonfiction Stories from the Landscape of Television …

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Sox Sperry Publishes article in “Green Teacher” Magazine

Sox Sperry, the Program Associate at Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Green Teacher magazine entitled Sustainability Education and Media Literacy. This article looks how the topic of climate change can often provoke deep emotions in students, and suggests that instead of shying away, [teachers should] use these media literacy activities to foster discussions …

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Chris Sperry Publishes Article on WWI and Constructivist Media Decoding

Chris Sperry, the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Social Education Magazine entitled WWI Through Constructivist Media Decoding. This article looks at teaching about WWI through interactive decoding (analyzing) of propaganda posters from different countries. It lays out the theory and practice of media analysis …

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Environmentalism: The Media Ecosystem

The Ninth Annual Media Literacy Week will be held November 9th through the 16th.  During the week different workshops and activities will be held discussing an array of topics. On Wednesday, November 12th Sox Sperry will be conducting two workshops at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. His first workshop, “From iPad into the Fire: Talking About …

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