EDUO 9144: Media Literacy

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Course Overview

Analyze how persuasive media messages shape our culture and society. Develop strategies to guide students to critically examine and evaluate media and other resources to determine authority and reliability.

Course Objectives

In this course participants will have opportunity to demonstrate:

  • Critically analyze the authority and reliability of information and make comparisons between various formats.
  • Identify media techniques and strategies of persuasion
  • Understand how media messages shape our culture and society

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns to the standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

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Beth Levine

B.S., M.S. Reading Education, 1-8 General Education

20+ years Classroom Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Team Leader, Club Advisor.

Beth is dedicated to fostering a collaborative classroom community with students and parents. Focused on developing and implementing engaging and innovative instruction.

Her primary purpose is to reinvigorate teachers by providing opportunities of exploration collaboration and development to assist other in meeting their personal and professional goals.

Beth’s personal interests are family, community volunteering, and being active.