Convergence, Collaboration & Media Literacy: A CBC Experience

Golf Road, the school I am in was Broadcast on CBC!

This week, the Students whom I work with at Golf Road Junior Public School had an amazing opportunity directly related to our work together in studying Media Literacy, specific to Television and Film Media. After being approached by Media Smarts, I was connected with the CBC who wanted to engage with and film a class focused on Students’ perceptions and opinions on Violence within popular films. Along with the TDSB, we accepted and were excited by the opportunity to converge our ideas with those of a prominent Canadian media stakeholder. Our collaboration became a part of a larger segment focused on a recent American-based study which analyzed the PG rating in relation to popular films.

As an ICT and Media Literacy Teacher, I am constantly looking to a variety of media and web-based sources to drive my instruction and to learn through fluid sources that are constantly changing. I…

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