ESPM’s nine-hour course called “Escola Mídia” is free of charge
ESPM-SP’s Journalism Department launched the project Escola Mídia to offer courses to public school teachers. Interested participants can register for classes that begin in March. The course is free of charge and requires a workload of nine hours of live online classes distributed in three modules. The first class will begin in March and ESPM’s offerings will continue until September.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil financed Escola Mídia through its Annual Program Statement (APS) grants opportunity. To improve media literacy, especially among elementary and high school students from public schools, is a priority for the U.S. diplomatic mission.
The program’s content and activities are based on the guidelines from the National Common Curricular Base (BNCC) and The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco), which reinforce the need for students to develop the ability and skills to consume, select, criticize and produce media content in an ethical and responsible manner, recognizing, and valuing factual information from journalistic sources, distinguishing it from disinformation.
The program offered by Escola Mídia aims to present a broad approach on media literacy with practical application of resources for teachers to use in the classroom with students. The classes will be delivered by teachers specialized in the subject from ESPM’s Journalism Department. The first module will cover issues related to knowledge and understanding of the media and media literacy; the second will teach how to evaluate the media and the sources of information; and the third will approach the production and use of information in the media.
For more details on the project and how to apply, please, access: https://escolamidia.espm.edu.br/.