Making Media Across the Curriculum is a free, self-directed online course that provides training and resources to help teachers incorporate digital media production such as games, film, and animation in their K-12 classrooms and across the curriculum. Upon completion of the course, participants will be certified by MediaSmarts as Media Maker Experts.
The course is offered in a four-week session, with each new module being released on consecutive weeks throughout the session. Recognizing the busy schedules of teachers, MediaSmarts has made the course available 24/7, so that participants can access the lesson and materials whenever it best fits their schedule.
The course will also provide participants with personalized instruction and feedback connecting them with other teachers who are exploring digital media production, leading participants through discussions of key texts and sample activities, and providing guidance in implementing media production in the classroom.
The Making Media Across the Curriculum course features guest lectures includingJessie Curell (founder of Hands on Media Education); Brian Aspinall (best-selling author and winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching); Kathleen Mercury(teacher, game designer and expert on game design in the classroom); and Professor Jason Wiser (teacher of animation and game design at Harvard and Tufts Universities and Pixar Animation Studios).
For more information, or to register for the course, visit Making Media Across the Curriculum.
Additional MediaSmarts’ digital literacy training workshops are also available for use year-round.