The Media and Education Experience - Certificate Program for Educators

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The Media and Education experience is designed around the priorities, conveniences and assets of practicing educators. We have built a program centered on your specific educational settings and needs. This is why this teaching and learning centered program principally takes place in your own educational settings.

Four Part Program – built around the school year of most primary and secondary schools

PART ONE

Syracuse Summer Institute (first 2 weeks following July 4th holiday)

Two-week residency session in Syracuse where participants engage in an intense workshop and seminar environment with educators across the nation. The major focus of the Summer Institute is to strengthen and integrate the foundations of storytelling and critical thinking as they relate to the convergence of media and education. The session is also designed to create a collaborative support system with program leaders and fellow educators.

PART TWO

Workplace Practicum: Project Development (15 weeks, September - December)

Online interaction from your educational settings (classrooms, labs, offices, field locations) as you research, develop, script and plan a media project related to your specific educational environment addressing your specific educational objectives. This session involves weekly online interaction with instructor and educational colleagues.

PART THREE

Workplace Practicum: Project Production (15 weeks, January - May)

Online interaction from your educational settings (classrooms, labs, offices, field locations) as you initiate and complete media project related to your specific educational environment addressing your specific educational objectives. This session involves weekly online interaction with instructor and educational colleagues focusing on problem-solving and constructive feedback on your project at all milestones along project completion.

PART FOUR

Syracuse Screening (1 week, mid-to-late May)

One-week residency session in Syracuse where participants first work together strategize final elements of their projects and then prepare them for public presentation. Projects will be presented in a public screening which will allow a Q&A session for project creators along with collection of feedback for educational evaluation of the project. Following public presentation students will revise and edit (as necessary) for final publication and distribution. The focus of this phase of the project will be on project evaluation and effectiveness and insights for the future.

Download the Media and Education Certificate Program PDF for more details.

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