Workshops for High School Students
Students need opportunities for enriching and engaging pre-college workshops. Information and media literacy, combined with effective writing, are skills in high demand. Consider the following workshops for your students.
Mediated Reality: Students interact with media more than any other activity—including going to school, communicating with others, studying, or sleeping! As students interact with mass media and technology 15 to 20 hours per day it is critical that they understand the impact media has on their lives. Students will evaluate media samples, including ads, YouTube videos, and websites, to further their understanding of how media guides their decision-making, study habits, and their value systems.
Persuade Me, Please: Whether it’s their friends, teachers, or the media, students are bombarded by attempts at persuasion every day. Students will learn the art of persuasion, how to evaluate persuasive attempts, and craft appropriate messages to persuade others. The ethics of persuasion is a key aspect of the workshop.