Once registered for eSmart Media Literacy Lab, teachers can access resources that aim to build professional knowledge, practice and confidence to teach media literacy – quickly and effectively.

The pilot program extends this support through professional learning events; and opportunities will be posted here as soon as they are available.

eSmart Media Literacy Lab LIVE and On Demand

Register to watch the full event On Demand here, available until 15 September 2021.

eSmart Media Literacy Lab LIVE was our inaugural professional learning event for teachers, recorded 15 June 2021.

Watch as our special guests, Australian leaders and experts from education, skills and media industries, deliver engaging talks:

  • Annabel Astbury, Head of ABC Education on ‘Media literacy education in a digital age’
  • Wren Gillett, Student Voice Advocate and Youth Ambassador on ‘How to engage young people with news media’
  • Matthew Jorgensen, Project Manager, Australian Computer Society on ‘The Online Echo Chamber’
  • Dr Anne Kruger, APAC Director, First Draft on ‘Information Disorder’.

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Podcasting 101 for Year 10s – critical media production

We are inviting teachers to express interest in one of three two-hour workshops, delivered remotely to a class of up to 25 Year 10 students.

The workshops are designed to develop students’ media literacy knowledge and critical thinking skills as part of an exciting podcast episode production activity. This activity will likely appeal to teachers of Media, HaSS, English or Technologies.

Podcasting 101 is run in collaboration with our training partners, SYN Media, a leading Australian youth media organisation, and is free-of-charge to registered eSmart Media Literacy Lab teachers.

Contact us to express interest in a Term 1, 2021 workshop today – we are happy to arrange a time around your timetabling needs.

To hear an example, listen to the pilot episode created by students from David Scott School Brotherhood of St. Lawrence, recorded during our trial Podcasting 101 workshop in November 2020, below.