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Do you want to equip your students with an essential 21st century critical thinking skill?

Labragirl's Media Literacy programs will give you tools to help students move from consuming media images to thinking critically about the ways moving images shape the way they perceive people, places, and nations. 

Labragirl's Director of Film Literacy Education Laurie Chin Sayres delivers a professional development program to Legacy Academy, a K-8 charter school in Elizabeth, Colorado.Labragirl's Director of Film Literacy Education Laurie Chin Sayres delivers a professional development program to Legacy Academy, a K-8 charter school in Elizabeth, Colorado.

Is a Labragirl Film Project media literacy professional development program right for you?

  • Are you a social studies, language arts, or humanities teacher who wants to bring media & film literacy to your students in academically meaningful ways? 
  • Not sure of how media literacy differs from film literature, film studies, or film production? 
  • Do you want to help students move from unconsciously consuming media to thinking critically about moving images?
  • Do you want to exercise your creativity within the CCSS system? 
  • Are you a history teacher who wants to help your students see the direct applicability of history to daily life? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, let's talk film!

Email the Director of Film Literacy Education at laurie@labragirlfilmproject.org or click HERE to schedule a time to talk with us about your media literacy interests and goals. 

Labragirl's film literacy teacher professional development workshops programs provide teachers with tools to help students: 

            • Move from passively consuming images to thinking critically about moving images;
            • Successfully navigate an increasingly media saturated world;
            • Engage in sophisticated conversation about how moving images shape our understanding of the past; and
            • Integrate classroom learning with real-life experiences.

 


Bring Media Literacy into Your School With a Labragirl Film Project Professional Development Program

 

"Moving from consumption to thinking critically is a key point because our society is saturated with moving images and every day that's increasing and moving towards super saturation.  So, film really plays a significant role in shaping the way we see the world and to help students become aware of that will not only engage them in the classroom, but also help them as they move throughout the world."

 

—Laurie Chin Sayres

 

 


Choose From one of the following AY '14-'15 Labragirl Teacher PD Programs

Bring a Labragirl Film Project media & film literacy PD program to your school to help students move from unconsciously consuming media images to thinking critically about the way moving images shape the way they see the world. 

Level 1: Film Literacy Know-How
 

Teachers will:

  • Learn how to read and analyze moving images from a visual—versus content—perspective;
  • Know exactly what media & film literacy are and how media & film literacy differ from film literature, studies, & production in methodology, practice, and impact; and
  • Gain an understanding of why film and media literacy are important and essential skills for 21st century students.
 

Program Features:

  • Labragirl's Film Reading & Film Analysis Workshop for up to 12 participants (4 hours)
  • Starter pack of ten lesson plans to help teachers implement introductory film literacy into their classrooms
  • The ability to participate in a bi-monthly virtual Q&A session for one month
Level 2: Regaining Academic Creativity
 

Teachers will:

  • Learn how to bring film and media literacy into a standardized educational system;
  • Learn to engage with moving images from a visual—versus content—perspective, including an understanding of how the grammar of film shapes a larger shared visual language; and
  • Know how to bring academically meaningful film and media literacy exercises into traditional subject areas such as history, language arts, english, social studies, & humanities.
 

Program Features:

  • One full day of the Labragirl's film & media literacy teacher PD, for up to 12 participants, includes: 
    •  Film Reading & Film Analysis Workshop (4 hours)
        • Engages in detailed discussion about the ways moving images shape a common visual language; 
        • Provides specific & detailed instruction about how to bring media literacy into your classroom; and
        • Outlines a road map to apply film reading skills to more traditional educational conversations.
    • Film Shaping History (3 hours)
        • Provides film and media literacy skills to help students become fluent in both the historian's world and the popular culture portrayal of history;
        • Explores how to use film as a primary source from the time period the piece was produced rather than the time period the piece depicts;
        • Illustrates how to use moving images to explore the ideas of cultural and collective memory; and
        • Identifies ways to bring film into the history classroom in meaningful and academically legitimate ways.
  • Starter pack of ten lesson plans to help teachers implement introductory film literacy into their classrooms
  • Film Shaping History Lesson Plan Packet that includes 15 time-saving history based media literacy lesson plans for use in history classes

  • The ability to participate in a bi-monthly virtual Q&A session for two months

Level 3: From Student To Citizen

Teachers and students will:

  • Learn how to engage in sophisticated conversations about the visual impact moving images have on the way we perceive people, places, and nations;
  • Gain media literacy skills that will allow them to think critically about the influence moving images have on the way they see the world, ultimately allowing them to engage with our media culture as active participants versus unconscious consumers; and
  • Understand the power of moving images to explore lost stories and create meaningful social and cultural conversations.
 
 

Program Features:

  • Labragirl’s Complete TWO DAY film & media literacy teacher PD program, for up to 12 participants, includes:

    • Film Reading & Film Analysis Workshop (4 hours)
        • Engages in detailed discussion about the ways moving images shape a common visual language; 
        • Provides specific & detailed instruction about how to bring media literacy into your classroom; and
        • Outlines a road map to apply film reading skills to more traditional educational conversations.
    • Film Shaping History (3 hours)
        • Provides film and media literacy skills to help students become fluent in both the historian's world and the popular culture portrayal of history;
        • Explores how to use film as a primary source from the time period the piece was produced rather than the time period the piece depicts;
        • Illustrates how to use moving images to explore the ideas of cultural and collective memory; and
        • Identifies ways to bring film into the history classroom in meaningful and academically legitimate ways.
    • A Cinematic Society (2.5 hours)
        • Explores the way moving images shape the way we see the world;
        • Engages in conversations about the ways moving images inform our visual understanding of abstract concepts such as race, gender, class, space, power, and nationhood; and
        • Provides skills and conversations that will help students bridge the gap between the classroom and the "real world."
    • Thinking Globally (2.5 hours)
        • Explores the way films and news media portray foreign peoples and ideas;
        • Discusses how to use film to explore global conversations; and 
        • Explains how to think critically about the ways moving images shape our individual and collective relationships with the global world.
  • 1/2 Day of Student Instruction designed to introduce students to the power of film and the potential to use film to create social change
  • 3 90-minute sessions to help develop and implement your school's media literacy program.
  • Starter pack of ten lesson plans to help teachers implement introductory film literacy into their classrooms
  • Film Shaping History Lesson Plan Packet that includes 15 time-saving history based media literacy lesson plans for use in history classes
  • A Cinematic Society Lesson Plan Packet that includes 15 time-saving media literacy lesson plans for use in language arts and humanities classes
  • Thinking Globally Lesson Plan Packet that includes 15 time-saving history based media literacy lesson plans for use in social studies, geography, political science, and current events classes
  • The ability to participate in a bi-monthly virtual Q&A session for 6 months

 

Ready for Labragirl? Still have questions? 

 

Click HERE to schedule a time to talk with us.

Or, send us an email at info@labragirlfilmproject.org.