Share Paper: Teachers Creating Virtual Field Trips in Washington DC: A Process of Meaningful Media Production

  1. Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States
  2. Cindy Ross, Bowling Green State University, United States
  3. Rachel Reinhart, Bowling Green State University, United States
Thursday, March 10 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Evergreen

Abstract: : Effective educators have incorporated media (images, diagrams, animations, simulations, audio, video, etc.) into their classroom instruction for many years, recognizing that these elements support student learning in powerful ways. Twenty-first century teaching and learning emphasizes media literacy as an integral skill and this type of literacy is multifaceted. Teachers and students must be able to interpret and understand media messages, as well as design their own media messages in order to be relevant communicators in our media-rich world. This study documents the positive growth in media production skills gained by teachers who participated in a two-week intensive experience in ...