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How to Lead Conversations About Media Use with Students

From consumers to creators, students of all ages interact with media both inside and outside of the classroom. What does responsible, healthy media use look like? And how do we provide students with opportunities to reflect on the way they use media before, during and after school hours?

In just a few weeks I’m leading a webinar all about leading conversations about media use with students. I’m excited to partner with Media Power Youth for this event. If you haven’t heard of them before, their mission is “to provide a continuum of media literacy education from early childhood through young adulthood, contributing to healthy, safe use of media and prevention of at-risk behaviors.”

Use this link to grab your spot for the free webinar!

Is this webinar you will learn all about leading conversations about media use with students to help them become smart consumers and creators.

Media Use with Students

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4 PM EDT, I’m hosting a webinar titled, “How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use.” Here is the official description:

Media, from video games and commercials to movies and social media, has an enormous influence on students’ behavior, thoughts, health, and well-being. Educators see its impact every day in the classroom. How do we teach our students to become knowledgeable, responsible consumers and creators of media in today’s digital world?

Join Dr. Monica Burns, Edtech Consultant and Founder of, for this edWebinar as she shares:

— Students’ roles as consumers and creators of media in school and out

— The importance of teaching students about responsible media interaction

— Strategies to facilitate constructive conversations about media literacy in the classroom

— Ways to practice and encourage healthy media creation

— Strategies for engaging families in conversations about media literacy at home

Dr. Burns will be joined by Dr. Kim Lyng, Education Manager for Media Power Youth, who will share insight into how media impacts our societal and cultural norms and the effect this can have on young people’s behaviors and health in areas such as violence, substance misuse, and nutrition. She will also provide evidence-based ways to empower students to make both healthier and smarter decisions about media.

This edWebinar will certainly be of interest to elementary through middle school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and health educators. There will also be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

Classroom Media Webinar

The live webinar will include a live question and answer portion, so I hope you’ll join us on April 9th. If you can’t make it at this date or time, register for the live event, and we’ll make sure to send the recording to you so you can watch it at a later date. Anyone who attends the webinar can also receive a continuing education certificate straight from edWebinar too!

Be sure to register and attend the live event. Media Power Youth will also host a drawing for five lucky attendees to receive free access to their online media literacy training and their media literacy curriculum, Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices.

Learn more about this special event and grab your spot, by heading over to the registration page!

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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