This one-hour professional development course will engage elementary educators and their families in a personally meaningful experience with media literacy. What better way to learn about students’ thinking than with a young learner by our sides? Adults/caregivers and their elementary age children are encouraged to join together for an interactive and investigative experience. Please note that educators joining on their own are welcome, and will find the experience meaningful as well!

Together, we will explore different strategies for thinking critically about what we consume, share, and create using our screens. Each family will be asked to bring an example of digital media that your family views (website, news article, social media post, digital advertisement, etc.) to the Zoom class to use when learning how to practice media literacy.

Course Details

  • Participants will meet online, 10:00-11:00am PST on February 18.
  • The fee for this course is $20.
  • The course fee includes 1 clock hour.
  • Registration is limited to 50 participants. Please join our waitlist if the course becomes full. We will contact you in the event that a seat becomes available or an additional date/time of the course is created.  For questions, please contact

Course Objectives

Caregivers and children will...

  • learn about the core concepts of media literacy
  • explore different steps to engage with the core concepts of media literacy
  • practice using the media literacy steps with a piece of digital media they selected
  • reflect on their experience in class and make goals for the future