Media Literacy and Civic Engagement

Promoting Active Learning in the K-12 Classroom and Community Webinar

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies


The new Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework elevates civic engagement and media literacy in K-12 education. Media literacy education has become essential for college, career, and civic life. A key goal is to expand students’ relationship with media, equipping them with the skills to decode messages, question sources, discern bias, and evaluate various ways media can influence people. In this webinar, participants will explore tools and strategies for empowering students to change from passive consumers into active learners with media—and active participants in their community through civic engagement projects.


Curriculum Directors and Teachers; Grades K - 12 

Dates and Locations

This is a fully online webinar.

  • December 10, 2018, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Register by Dec 7)

Cost and Registration

This webinar is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and by Emerging America, Collaborative for Educational Services. It is free for participants. Please register online or download and mail the registration form, available on the right side of this page.


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    Wendy Rivenburgh, a specialist in project-based learning and media literacy with twenty years of experience, designs professional development and curriculum for educators. As Senior Associate with YouthLearn at the global nonprofit Education Development Center, Wendy has developed an array of resources for digital literacy and civic engagement projects, including Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), a project dedicated to working with educators and young people harnessing digital skills to create social change.

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