Lindenwood University will observe Media Literacy week by hosting two forums during the week of Oct. 4-10 in the Anheuser Busch Leadership Room at the Spellmann Campus Center. “Creating Media Literacy Standards for the Upcoming Fifth Missouri Standards (MSIP) Cycle” will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and “Creating Media Smart Students: Media Literacy for 21st Century Learning,” will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Sharon Hoge, director of curriculum and literary services for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Curt Fuchs, curriculum specialist for the department, will lead a discussion on MSIP standards used to evaluate media centers in the state. Hoge and Fuchs also will present information on information literacy instructional standards.
Frank Baker, noted national media educator and 2008 recipient of Cable in the Classroom’s Leader in Learning Award, will host the media literacy workshop. He will offer interactive exercises designed to help teachers engage students in 21st century learning.
Teachers may earn one-graduate level credit by attending both presentations at Lindenwood. Enrollment forms will be available at both events. Teachers must bring a check for $60 made payable to the university to take advantage of the opportunity.
The events are co-sponsored by Gateway Media Literacy Partners. For more information, please contact Jill Falk, assistant professor in the School of Communications, at (636) 949-4605.