Events

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 Educator Summit

We are proud to bring you our inaugural eSmart Media Literacy Lab Educator Summit, held online on Monday 22 March 2021. The summit will feature an exciting program of special guest speakers from academia, media industry and cultural institutions.

Teachers will benefit from insightful talks and practical tips throughout the day on:

  • media literacy education in a digital age
  • identifying information disorder
  • youth voice in news media
  • using tech for fact verification
  • media literacy as civic engagement.

Limited tickets will be available to eSmart Media Literacy Lab registered teachers in early February 2021 on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Look out for announcements on our social channels, and save the date for 22 March. We can’t wait to see you there!

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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.