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Teaching Critical Literacy in a Multimedia World

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.

Unit Topics:

  • 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

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.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours (approx.) per module.  18-30 hours (approx) for the complete course.
(Note: The Facilitated and For Credit course options have specific timeframes and deadlines)

From an early age, we start teaching students to deconstruct texts, to look for bias, and to search for implied meanings. But with almost every other form of media, we settle for our students being passive ‘viewers’. It’s time to change that – it’s time to develop critical literacy skills as the lens through which we can view all media.

Robin Ulster & James Denby, Course Authors

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.

Pricing and Course Options

Below you will find the different options to earn credit for taking this course or take the self-pace option to learn at your own pace.

*Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for Eduro Learning's Premium Courses.

The Heritage Institute continuing education quarter credits are awarded through Antioch University Seattle at the 500 level. Antioch University Seattle’s Continuing Education Quarter Credits are acceptable in most states for teaching certificate renewal and salary advancement.

 

 

Prior to registering for a course, we recommend you seek approval from your state office of education or school district Human Resources department as many state and district requirements are unique. Click here for more FAQs or call 1800/445-1305 or log onto www.hol.edu policies page for more information.

Facilitated (For Credit) Course Schedule

For the Academic Year 2017/2018

Round 1:  October 2 - November 19, 2017

Round 2: January 22 - March 11, 2018

 

Round 3:  April 2 - May 27, 2018

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~ Rikki, 2017 Course Graduate

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~ 2016 Course Graduate

“I loved the connection to people. The readings were appropriate and not arduous. The expectations for submitted work were realistic, but allowed for individuals tailoring it to their own needs.”

~ 2015 Graduate

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~ 2015 Graduate

“The flexibility of assignments as they all offered choices.”

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FAQs

Can I register for a group?

 

Yes you can!  Contact us by filling in this form here.

 

 

Can I transfer my payment to another educator?

 

Registration may be transferred to another person free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the course. Thereafter a $25 fee may be applied.

The new participant will be automatically enrolled in the same course as the original participant. The new participant will be required to update any demographic information as appropriate.

To request a transfer, please send the full name and email address of both the original participant and the new participant to info@edurolearning.com with the subject line "Course Registration Transfer".

 

What is your refund policy?

 

For Credit (Heritage Option)

  • More than 60 days prior to the start of the course: Full refund less $50 handling fee
  • 60 – 31 days prior to the start of the course: 75% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 30 – 15 days prior to the start of the course: 50% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 14– 0 days prior to the start of the course: No refund

No refunds can be given on the Self-paced Option

 

What is your cancellation policy?

 

In the unlikely event of the cancellation of the facilitated (For Credit/Heritage) option due to circumstances beyond our control, participants will have the option of:

  • transferring to another course starting within the next 3 months;
  • transferring to the next cohort of the same course;
  • receive a 100% refund of registration fees

Please note:  Cancellation is not applicable to the Self-Paced Option

 

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