Point to Point 14: Media Literacy–Create and Analyze Production Techniques

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Gateway Media Literacy Partners, in conjunction with Educate.Today, is sharing their expertise for this program. They believe media literacy is a democracy skill, is a survival skill, a nexus for change, vital to developing critical thinking, is a pathway to better economic decisions and that media literacy empowers citizens to make intelligent and healthy choices throughout their lifetime. This program will start your students on their way to developing the skills necessary to interpret content and understand the implications of the 24/7 barrage of media messages.

By analyzing and understanding the production techniques of media messages, students will be able to deconstruct the messages and understand the persuasive techniques are being used to drive audience wants, needs and values.

The program’s conversation will be guided entirely by the topics you wish the presenter to address and the questions your students want answered.  For example, if your students are elementary or middle school students who send topics and questions focusing on general media literacy exploration then that will be the direction of your interaction; if your students are high school students wanting to focus on more specific aspects of deconstructing media messages, then that will be the direction of your interaction.  Your topic preferences and advance questions are due to us no less than three days prior to your scheduled interaction.

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Teacher Tool 364: Media Literacy Production Techniques Program Guide

Use this document to learn more about this point to point interactive program that you can schedule for your students at a date and time that works best for you. Contents of the document include: 1) Program Description and Availability; 2) Cost, Connection, and Enrollment Information; 3) Pre-Program Activities and Supplemental Resources; 4) Post-Program Activity Suggestions; and 5) Featured National Standards.

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