Ohio Educational Library Media Association - Event Information

Event Name:Online Book Discussion: Close Reading the Media
Event Type(s):Professional Development Opportunity

This registration is for OELMA Members seeking to earn 18 contact hours. If you are interested in earning graduate credit, that registration is a separate one and must be done through Ashland University (contact Susan Yutzey at oelmasdy@gmail.com for more information on the graduate credit option).

Close Reading the Media: Literacy Lessons and Activities for Every Month of the School Year (Routledge, 2018) by Frank W. Baker, media literacy consultant, is the focus of this seven-week online book club. The book club will address the following essential questions:

  • What is media literacy?
  • What is the purpose of advertising?
  • How do we get learners to think more critically about news and other consumable sources?
  • What does it mean to be able to read/analyze/deconstruct a photograph?
  • How do we engage learners in production- the other part of media literacy?
  • What’s on your mind with media literacy?
The text, Close Reading of the Media, is in ebook form and a code to order this book will be sent to you upon registration. The publisher is providing a discount on the purchase of this text.

 Participants will use the OELMA Schoology platform to access this Book Club.

The Book Club will take place from June 2, 2020 - July 14, 2020. The participants will meet virtually for their first session 7:00 PM on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Subsequent Tuesday virtual meetings will be determined by a vote of the participants.

The cost for this Book Discussion is $80.00 in total. Payment may be made by check or credit card.
Event Date:06/02/2020 - 07/14/2020
Location:OELMA's Schoology Platform
Contact Person:Susan Yutzey
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