Find the Facts within the Fiction

Empower your students by teaching them the language of TV, Commercials, Movies, and Ads

Ready to make a difference where it counts? For kids today, that means working with IMAGES: art, photos, and video. In this one-day workshop, you'll see how your students can learn the language of images. You'll help them decode media messages, and all them to sort out fact from fiction, for themselves. You'll watch their eyes light up when they realize how this new type of language works.

 Are you a teacher who wants to:

  • Make a real difference in a world saturated with photos, videos, and ads?
  • Teach teens to sort through the lies and the truths in the images they see?
  • Find new ways to make teens eager to learn and apply their knowledge?
  • Help students create images for good?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, come to Labragirl Media Project's one-day intensive workshop "Find the Facts in the Fiction."

You'll walk away with:

  • Practice decoding modern and historical photos, art, and video, to find the truth; 
  • Lesson plan ideas to inspire teens to get the truth from any image; 
  • A time-saving curriculum packet to apply this method to current images that shape our culture; and
  • The ability to turn any photo, video, or commercial into an engaging lesson about visual communication.

You'll inspire them to use their smartphones for good, by taking pictures that matter, and videos that can truly shape our world!

Who is this workshop for?

Find the Facts in the Fiction is designed to support educators who want to help their students move from unconsciously consuming images to thinking critically about the media's influence. In addition to media grammar and visual literacy methodology, this workshop explores the way media images shape our idea of gender, race, our relationship with the environment, economic structures, and the nation-state. It is ideal for middle school, high school, and college library, literacy, language arts, English, history, social studies, humanities, wellness, and health teachers. 

Register today!


Laurie Chin Sayres working with middle school teachers.Laurie Chin Sayres working with middle school teachers.

Laurie Chin Sayres teaches teens and young adults how to read pictures and decode media messages. A classroom teacher and filmmaker, Chin Sayres gives students the tools to help them think for themselves, feel empowered in their interactions with all forms of media, and create the next generation of inspiring communication.

Read more about Laurie Chin Sayres

Curious? Have questions?

Contact Laurie Chin Sayres at or set up a time for a free 30-minute chat by clicking HERE.

Register early to save!

Date:Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time:9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location:CRASH, 2555 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
General Entry Price:


Early Bird Special. Register by June 15th for the early bird special price of $157.