New Course Coming Soon! Close Reading and Beyond: Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools.
This course is for teachers at any grade level and subject area, who used media in any form to support teaching and learning.
Envision the reimagining of what “text analysis” could look like in any classroom. What if that analysis went beyond a singular media (text) and we expanded analysis opportunities across multiple types of media? We want students who think, discern, and analyze, not just when they’re reading, but when they are experiencing any form of input or communication. What does the citation of specific evidence, that exists in multiple types of media, look like in practice? How do students participate in “close viewings” of video and artwork, “close listening” of speeches, songs, and radio plays, and “close analyses” of multiple types of intersecting media? In this course, we’ll explore ways to make authentic in-class analysis mirror the out-of-class types of media that bombard our students daily.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to shift the learning focus of media interpretation from the narrow “Close Reading” to the more expansive “Media Analysis.”
- What Media Analysis looks like in practice through several immediately applicable activities.
WHAT YOU WILL GET:
- Instructional Roles Quick Reference
- Media Analysis Toolbox Quick Reference
- Media Analysis Tool
- Hamlet – See Think Wonder Organizer
- JOGA Upgraded Lesson Plan
- Media Analysis Rubric
- Access to Livebinder of Links.
COURSE VIDEO TRAILER