Media Literacy Workshop: Connecting Media Literacy to your Curriculum

Elementary and Secondary Education

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication. In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing. Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens.

Media literacy is a constellation of life skills that are necessary for full participation in our media-saturated, information-rich society.”  - Digital and Media Literacy Plan of Action, Renee Hobbs

During the 2019 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 19-1110, Concerning Implementing Media Literacy in Elementary and Secondary Education. This innovative bill created new efforts to revise Colorado Academic Standards for reading, writing, communicating and civics to implement media literacy in elementary and secondary education.

To become a successful student, responsible citizen, productive worker, or competent and conscientious consumer, individuals need to develop expertise with the increasingly sophisticated information and entertainment media that address us on a multi-sensory level, affecting the way we think, feel, and behave.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to define Media Literacy and understand the 5 Key Questions of Media Literacy
  • Be able to connect Media Literacy concepts across the K-12 curriculum and across subjects
  • Be able to connect Media Literacy concepts to state standards including Colorado’s new media literacy efforts
  • Understand the state of Media Literacy efforts across the U.S. and the globe

Our facilitator is Dr. Deirdre Morgenthaler, an alumnus from the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver. She is an educator at CU Denver and Metropolitan State University and a media literacy advocate serving on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Media Literacy Educators.


Workshop One


Saturday, February 8, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, Colorado

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Workshop Two


Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, Colorado

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