FAQ

What kind of computers will I be learning on? All hands-on workshops will use Macintosh computers.  Select sessions will also make use of Smart Boards.

For which grade levels and subject areas is this opportunity relevant?
This institute is offered for teachers of any subject in grades K-8. This includes foreign language, P.E., math, social studies, you name it!

How much should I know about computers and production equipment before I sign up?
Only basic computer literacy is required. Teaching media literacy does not require technology, but we will teach people of all skill levels how to leverage technology to make the most of media education.

Am I required to attend the entire week? (*Saint Mark's faculty only)
In order to be eligible to receive the summer institute stipend, Saint Mark's teachers must attend sessions and/or work independently on campus on a media literacy lesson or project Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM -3:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-Noon. Each participant will be expected to modify or develop a media literacy lesson to implement in his/her classroom during the 2011-2012 school year.

Does this opportunity impact my professional development budget for the year? (*Saint Mark's faculty only)
Not at all.