Faculty and Staff of the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy offer a variety of training opportunities for adults working with children and youth. We also offer workshops for teens who are interested in presenting some of our programs to their peers or younger audiences.
Media Literacy Education Workshops
The NW Center offers media literacy workshops designed to meet the needs of your school, organization or group. Sample workshops include:
- Addressing media literacy education with today's children and youth:
101: Introductory training
201: Moving beyond the basics
- Applying media literacy-based strategies to address specific issues such as body image, youth violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, etc.
- Integrating media literacy education into the curriculum area of your choice: language arts, science, social studies, etc.
For more information, call the NW Center at 1-888-833-6638 or contact Marilyn Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Take It Seriously : Sex, Abstinence & Media (TISSAM) Program
is a curriculum kit designed specifically for teen presenters however teachers have also enjoyed presenting these lessons themselves. TISSAM
was made possible with support from the Washington State Department of Health. This curriculum kit addresses sexual and reproductive health using a comprehensive approach.
All of the TISSAM
lessons were designed by Washington State high school age teens as they considered the strategies and resources they would choose if they were the teacher and wanted to reach their students with critical information about sexual and reproductive health. Each of the images, activities, handouts, and even the video clips have been included in the program because teens decided these would be effective in engaging and involving both their high school age peers as well as middle school age youth in the critical issues they felt needed to be addressed.
Training is highly recommended for the TISSAM
program. The NW Center's Teen Futures Media Network, College of Education, University of Washington has been conducting training for TISSAM
teens since 2004. Everyone who has been involved in piloting TISSAM
in each of our community and school groups first received training from Teen Futures before implementing this program.
The one-day TISSAM
training sessions are designed to include both teachers/adult leaders as well as the teens that the teachers/adult leaders designate to serve as their TISSAM
presenters prior to the time the training takes place. This approach has been very successful as our research indicates.
Now that TISSAM
has moved beyond the pilot testing phase, Teen Futures is able to extend its offer to train teachers/adult leaders as well as teens in your local area. We are also available to tailor a TISSAM
training program to fit your particular needs. See http://depts.washington.edu/sexmedia/tissam/training.php
for more details.
Please feel free to give us a call for more information at 1-888-833-6638 or contact Marilyn Cohen, email@example.com
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Teens, Tobacco & Media
Teens, Tobacco & Media is a media literacy-based tobacco prevention program that is intended to be presented by teens to teens. Teens, Tobacco and Media
was made possible with support of the American Legacy Foundation and the Washington State Department of Health.
All of the lessons in the program were designed by Washington State high school age teens as they considered the strategies and resources they would want to use if they were the teacher and were given the opportunity to reach their students with critical messages about tobacco use. Like TISSAM, the sexual and reproductive program described above, each of the images, activities, handouts, and even the video clips have been included in the program because teens decided these would be effective in engaging and involving both their high school age peers as well as middle school age youth in the critical issues they felt needed to be addressed.
For more details about Teens, Tobacco and Media
, see http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/view.cgi?section=tobacco&page=teenprojects
Staff members from the NW Center's Teen Futures Media Network are available to work with you to design a training plan to meet your indivFidual needs. For more information, please call 1-888-833-6638 or contact Marilyn Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Food for Thought
Food for Thought
is a media literacy-based presentation kit developed in collaboration with groups of Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) parents and our partner organization Action for Media Education to address the subject of healthy eating for young children. This one-hour presentation along with all the accompanying materials the presenter will require was developed for use by parent presenters who are planning to speak to a parent audience. The Food for Thought
presentation kit was made possible with funding from the Steps to a HealthierUS Cooperative Agreement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the support of Public Health-Seattle & King County.
The NW Center holds training sessions for parents who are interested in becoming presenters to the group of their choice. Some parents have chosen to present Food for Thought
to their schools, others to faith-based groups and/or other groups where they belong and still others choose to present it to friends, neighbors and relatives in the comfort of their own homes. Training sessions have also been held for those working in a wide range of programs that serve parents.
For more information about Food for Thought
, please contact Marilyn Cohen, email@example.com
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