Media Literacy Toolkit
About the Toolkit
The Media Literacy Toolkit has been designed to support educators as they introduce students to the process of finding, organizing, using, producing, evaluating, and distributing information in a variety of media formats. As students acquire more experience with resources available across all mediums, they need support in evaluating the quality of those resources and the information found there, ways to work ethically and professionally with the resources, and how to adjust to rapidly changing technological environments and tools. The materials provided in this toolkit are selected to align with the needs of educators embarking on a learner-centered, job-embedded approach to implementing media literacy activities across all grade levels and content areas.
What's inside this Toolkit
The toolkit contains resources organized into six sections:
- Organizations Supporting Media Literacy Education
- Educator Toolkits
- Curriculum Resources
- Interactive Student Apps, Experiences, and Challenges
- Professional Development for Media Literacy
- Tools to Support Media Literacy
Format of each Section
- Resources for New Learning: The first section of each chart contains links to explore for new learning.
- Questions for Reflection: The chart includes questions to consider for individual or collaborative reflection.
- Tasks for Skill Development: The chart’s final column suggests tasks and protocols to refine skills and implement strategies.
How to Use the Toolkit
The sections of this toolkit can be used by individual teachers for their own professional learning, or by teams of educators collaborating together. The questions for reflection and tasks for skill development were created to support professional learning communities, grade-level teams, content teams, or school faculty as they explore how to integrate the teaching of media literacy in their districts or schools. Each section of the toolkit can be explored independently or the entire toolkit can be implemented in the order it was designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for implementing media literacy in your district, school, or classroom.
For your convenience, you may download a full PDF file of the Media Literacy Toolkit here.