Registration for RRLC’s annual Library Tech Camp (August 21st) is open and it promises to be an interesting and engaging day of learning. The keynote will be “Analysis, Reason and Reflection: Teaching Students to Think in a Media-Saturated World” by Chris Sperry from Project Look Sharp.
Project Look Sharp is an outreach program at Ithaca College that provides training and materials for K-16 educators to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into their existing curriculum. They excel at not only getting educators to think through the information and messages that come from 24/7 media access, but also how to turn-key those media literacy skills to students.
Chris Sperry has taught middle and high school social studies, English and media studies for over 30 years. He is the author of numerous curriculum kits related to global studies and U.S. history and articles about integrating media literacy and critical thinking into the curriculum. He is the recipient of the National Council for the Social Studies 2008 Award for Global Understanding, and the 2005 National PTA and Cable Leaders in Learning Award for Media Literacy.
On top of the keynote, the RRLC Tech Camp will feature breakout sessions by local librarians and educators on technological trends and instructional practices. There will also be a vendor fair, which we encourage you to attend.