As September draws to a close, here are some of The LAMP’s favorite media education reads from the month you might have missed. In no particular order:
– “At first we felt angry”: Hear from actual teachers – not union heads, policy wonks or special-interest groups – about what works and doesn’t work in teaching with the Common Core, and how their attitudes towards the controversial standards have changed.
– On the heels of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement expanding access to computer science education for all public school students, find out why it’s not enough for kids to learn how to code. They’ve got to learn to de-code as well.
– Can men change the way women are presented in media? 4 media and human rights experts say yes.
– The United States is finally getting its own Media Literacy Week in November. Learn more about planned events and how you can get involved.
– The LAMP built on its annual Break the Super Bowl party with its first-ever Break the Video Music Awards event. Check out our Storify recap for our take on mixed messages and the social media response to our students’ remixed music videos.
– Finally, this month marked 14 years since the September 11th attacks. PBS Learning Media compiled lessons plans and resources for teaching students about tolerance, geography, war, patriotism and other themes related to 9/11.