Coming soon! Join fellow PK-20 educators, students and activists for a 2-day professional learning institute designed to support the application of critical media literacy and social justice themes into your practice. Engage in academic discussions and participate in hands-on workshops that will enable effective media and digital literacy education strategies in your curriculum design, pedagogical approaches, and teaching tools.
Through enhanced lectures, research-informed presentations and facilitated peer discussions, you will:
- Appreciate the myriad of ways that engagement with digital tools and media platforms impact youth, children and adults
- Apply these insights to deliver more impactful yet inclusive media and digital literacy education
- Develop and hone skills in enacting media and digital literacy education that:
- contributes to non-violent and non-oppressive social relations
- speak to important issues of racial justice and equity
- undermine Eurocentric knowledge paradigms dominating the field
- Connect with other educators, learners and institutions and develop professional networks in the media literacy field
- Teaching Sexual ‘Consent’ with Youth Creative Media Productions
- Indigenizing Media and Digital Literacy Education
- Meaningful Making: Creative Work in the Digital Classroom
- Utilizing Media Psychology Research in Media/Digital Literacy Education
- Internationalizing Media and Digital Literacy Curriculum and Teaching Practice
- Media Literacy for Social Justice: Critical, Ethical, and Learner-centered Paradigms
- Black Out: Critical Media Literacy to Support the Learning and Wellbeing of Black Learners
- Janette Hughes, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy and Professor in Digital Literacies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
- Jennifer Wemigwans, Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
- Miglena S. Todorova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is also the Director of the Centre for Media, Culture and Education at OISE.
- Laura Morrison, Sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
- Natasha Henry, published award-winning author, educator, historian and curriculum consultant specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African diasporic experience.
- Emily Moorhouse, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies Education (OISE), with a collaborative program in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.
- Hayley Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Who Should Attend?
K-20 education professionals who have accountability for student teaching and learning (ex: Teachers, Faculty, Principals, Curriculum Designers, Instructional Strategists)
Media and digital activists working with youth and communities
7 Interactive Workshops with Critical Media Scholars
Open-Forum Round table Discussions
Education Panel with Q & A
Breakfast, Lunch and Light Refreshments included
Please indicate any dietary restrictions and preferences at point of registration.
Wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral washrooms are available at multiple locations throughout OISE. An Accessible ramp can be found at the front entrance of the building. Accessibility requirements can be communicated at the time of registration.
If any additional accommodations are needed, please contact email@example.com. Request should be made as soon as possible.
The Centre for Media, Culture and Education and the Office of Continuing and Professional Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto are pleased to be collaborating on this initiative.
Interested in sponsoring this institute? We'd love to hear from you!
We invite all interested sponsors to connect with the OISE Continuing and Professional Learning office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.