Teaching Critical Literacy in a Multimedia World


No Certificate: No facilitator, feedback or course credit.

With Certificate: For educators seeking clock hour credits, course work assessed after completion (additional cost to TCSJ)


Learn how to help students identify and interpret the messages, points of view, and purposes of the media they consume so that they have the literacy skills make critical choices.

The goal of this course is to provide teachers with tools and strategies to help students apply critical literacy skills to the multimedia world they inhabit. This is not a course in how to identify a fake news story but a way of reading, viewing and seeing that helps students identify and interpret the messages, points of view, and purposes of the media they consume.  This course will provide you with a foundation for teaching your students how to develop their digital critical literacy skills to help them become active, purposeful viewers and creators.

6 Modules Inside:

   –  Introduction to Critical Literacy:  How to ‘read’ digital texts

   –  Search and Research

   –  What is News and How do We ‘Read’ It?

   –  The Stories in Social Networks

   –  Digital Personal Narratives

   –  Digital Media Literacy in the Classroom


Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

     –  Apply elements of critical literacy to the many forms of digital communication we use daily;

     –  Develop and apply strategies of critical literacy with students to enable their analysis of the digital media they consume and produce;

     –  Help students detect bias/purpose/agenda in news and other media;

     –  Support student analysis of credibility, bias, and fact in research;

     –  Provide students with the tools to critically analyze social media – its purpose, agenda, and effects; and

     –  Regularly reflect and share learning through course communication tools.

Certificate Option:

For educators who need clock hour credits, the Certificate option provides a Certificate of Completion with course hours listed to be used with Teachers College of San Joaquin Professional Learning Center continuing education credits.


No Certificate Option:

The “no certificate” option is designed for you to work at your own pace, therefore there is no course facilitator or feedback.


Time Commitment:

20-35 hours (approx.) 

Course Access Ends:

One Year from Purchase Date

Who is this course for?

This course is applicable for any K-12 teachers, staff development trainers, or anyone working with specifically with students and their literacy skills.

All references and materials are located online.

Additional information

Choose Course Option

No Certificate – $325.00, With Certificate – $450.00


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