Media literacy EXPANDS traditional literacy to include reading and writing in new forms like online text, digital video production, coding and all of the ways we communicate and interact with others online.
Our primary goals for the Media Literacy Cluster are to teach students age-appropriate digital skills and engage those skills through activities and projects that involve critical thinking about how we create and interact with different media.
Our media literacy curriculum aims to balance student learning of:
- Technical Computer skills (keyboarding, word processing, coding, image & video editing, online presentation software)
- Computer Science (coding, robotics)
- Media Literacy (becoming a digital author, research skills, effective communication of information & points of view through creating and presenting media messages)
- Digital citizenship (internet safety, responsible computer use, fair use)
- Content from the core curriculum enhanced by digital media (like social studies projects)