Media Power Youth’s mission is to inspire youth to engage with media in thoughtful and constructive ways that support their physical and mental well-being. Throughout the pandemic, we have been working collaboratively with educators and student leaders to expand and enhance our resources for middle school youth.
In this workshop, we will share insights into how the pandemic has affected teens’ attitudes and habits around media/technology use, its impact on student well-being, and how to engage students in a dialogue about using these tools positively in and out of school. We will introduce you to our new tools including updates to our Screenshots curriculum, our NEW Digital EQ and Mental Health project-based learning module, and a new supplement containing lessons on video games. We will also share our experiences with implementing these tools in schools and ideas that educators have shared with us along the way.
The strategies and resources that we will introduce you to in this workshop offer educators new opportunities to engage students in advocating for their own well-being as a creative and positive way to start the new 21-22 school year. This three-hour virtual training will take place on Zoom and will include a 20-minute screen break as well as breakouts where you will be able to meet with like-minded educators in smaller groups. Participants will also receive a digital copy of the materials explored during the workshop, This professional development opportunity is free for middle educators due to Media Power Youth’s partnerships with the NH Department of Justice and Bear Foundation.
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