Professional Development in Critical Media Literacy, Argument Writing, and Civil Discourse for Teachers of Literacy or Social Studies in Grades 5-12
Institute Presenters will include David Lawson and Carrie Gaffney from the Hoosier Writing Project, Dr. Phillip VanFossen from the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship, and others.
Date: June 11-15, 2018 8am – 4pm Beering Hall, Purdue University
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 25, 2018
What is the role of schools in supporting a vibrant democratic process?
How do we prepare students to be responsible, engaged citizens?
How do we teach students to think independently and rationally about what they see in the media?
How do we help students transfer academic literacy skills to their interactions as citizens?
Participants will receive:
Participants will develop:
We will select up to 20 highly motivated literacy and/or social studies teachers in upper elementary through high school to participate. Successful applicants will be teachers who are motivated to improve their understanding and implementation of civil discourse, critical media literacy, and argument writing in the classroom in order to support the development of active, critical-thinking citizens. They must also have the support of their building administrator in implementing the strategies and content developed during the Summer Institute.
College of Education: Purdue University
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