Workshop Schedule

*The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.


Monday, August 15
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Featured Presenter: Decoding Media with Students
with Cyndy Scheibe
In this half-day session Cyndy Scheibe, founder and executive director of Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College, will speak about some of the basic components and essential questions of media literacy and offer instruction on how to decode media messages with students.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop: Creating Multimedia Materials for the SMART Board Part I
with Bonnie Nishihara, Tatian Greenleaf and Chad Forrester
After learning how to decode media messages with students in the morning, you will spend the afternoon creating the materials you need to do it.  Participants will learn how to create multimedia materials using SMART Notebook. This session will address capturing images and video as well as inserting images, links, audio and video into Notebook. An emphasis will be placed on creating materials for decoding lessons. (Please note: Teachers who do not use SMART Boards can create materials using Keynote or PowerPoint instead.)
Tuesday, August 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Featured Presenter: Media Violence and Conflict Resolution
with Cyndy Scheibe
This half-day workshop will explore the potential effects of verbal and physical violence shown in movies, TV, and video games on children and teens, and demonstrates ways in which K-8 teachers, community educators, and parents can address these effects through discussion and media literacy activities.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop: Creating Multimedia Materials for the SMART Board Part II
with Bonnie Nishihara, Tatian Greenleaf and Chad Forrester
Building on the skills covered in Part I, this session will guide teachers through adding interactivity to their media-rich SMART Notebook lessons, including the use of SMART Response units.

Wednesday, August 17
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop: Teaching with Social Media & Web 2.0 Tools
Media analysis, media production and personal reflection are all key components of media literacy.  Social media and Web 2.0 tools can be used to develop skills in all three of these areas.  The tools themselves prompt both teachers and students to reflect on the difference between media and correspondence, public and private.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Media Literacy Resource Review
Copyright & Media Literacy Education

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Open Lab
The Media Center will be open for teacher use. Use the Saint Mark’s library of media literacy materials, media production equipment and/or computers to assist you as you plan a lesson or project to implement in the upcoming school year. Saint Mark’s media literacy committee faculty will also be on hand to offer tips and recommendations for media production projects or lesson planning. 
Thursday, August 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hands-on Workshop: Working with Video
with Bonnie Nishihara, Tatian Greenleaf and Chad Forrester
This session will cover best practices and non-technical tips for using video in the classroom, along with instruction and hands-on practice with digital camcorders, microphones, lights, and Apple's iMovie.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Open Lab 
The Media Center will be open for teacher use. Use the Saint Mark’s library of media literacy materials, media production equipment and/or computers to assist you as you plan a lesson or project to implement in the upcoming school year. Saint Mark’s media literacy committee faculty will also be on hand to offer tips and recommendations for media production projects or lesson planning. 
Friday, August 19
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Media Literacy Lesson/Project Sharing and Institute Wrap-up
All participants will share the lesson plans/projects they designed, developed or adapted during the week.