AOC Community Media will teach free media literacy workshops in various Lafayette Parish schools to celebrate Media Literacy Week November 6-10, a nationally celebrated week that highlights the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
“AOC’s mission is to build an informed and engaged community through media, technology and education. Media literacy goes hand-in-hand with our goals to educate students in Lafayette parish to develop an understanding and appreciation of media in all forms, i.e., print, video, internet,” said Ed Bowie, AOC Executive Director. “Students who participate in the AOC media literacy program will have a much better grasp of the role of media in society.”
Because technology plays such a large role in media literacy in 2017, the partnership between AOC and Lafayette Parish School System is a natural one.
“LPSS encourages effective technology integration that creates safe learning environments that are authentic, innovative, and challenging for each student,” said LaShona Dickerson, LPSS Technology Director.
Randy Bernard, LPSS Academic Specialist adds, “Partnerships such as this allow us to greatly enrich the lives of our students by creating that authentic and relevant learning opportunity.”
AOC will present media literacy education in the month of November to students from first grade through 9th grade at the following schools: Acadiana High, Myrtle Place Elementary, Ridge Elementary, Paul Breaux Middle, Scott Middle, Ossun Elementary, Edgar Martin Middle, Truman Montessori, Woodvale Elementary, Green T Lindon Elementary, Westside Elementary, Judice Middle, Milton Elementary/Middle, Youngsville Middle, Comeaux High, JW Faulk, and Northside High schools.
For more information about the AOC media literacy program, please contact Christy Tracie, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-232-4434 ext. 113.