A Certificate Program in Media and Education

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The CAS is designed for educators who want to learn more about visual storytelling—video, film, television, radio, music, and the nearly infinite incarnations of these forms in online media—both how to make visual stories for teaching impact and how to help students tell their stories. The program also features a signature critical thinking unit on how to understand, analyze, present, and reinvent media with educational purpose and impact.

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Students in the program will expand their visual storytelling skills in order to find their expressive voice and style and/or better help their students with issues and ideas they care about. Because assumptions about education, identity, and difference are always visible in the media-making process, the program will also work with students on the assumptions they bring to the stories they tell.

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THE M&E CERTIFICATE EXPERIENCE


The Media and Education experience is designed around the priorities, conveniences, and assets of practicing educators. We have built a program centered on your specific educational settings and needs. This is why this teaching- and learning-centered program principally takes place in your own educational settings.

FOUR-PART PROGRAM

The four-part program is built around the school year of most primary and secondary schools. (See sidebar for more information)

For more information, contact Program Director
Jeffery Mangram 
 
315.443.3293

 

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1. Syracuse Summer Institute
(week after the 4th of July holiday)

Two-week residency session in Syracuse where participants engage in an intense workshop and seminar environment with educators across the nation. The major focus of the Summer Institute is to strengthen and integrate the foundations of storytelling and critical thinking as they relate to the convergence of media and education.

The session is also designed to create a collaborative support system with program leaders and fellow educators.

2. Workplace Practicum: Project Development
(15 weeks, September–December)

Online interaction from your educational settings (classrooms, labs, offices, field locations) as you research, develop, script, and plan a media project related to your specific educational environment addressing your specific educational objectives. This session involves weekly online interaction with instructor and educational colleagues.

3. Workplace Practicum: Project Production
(15 weeks, January–May)

Online interaction from your educational settings (classrooms, labs, offices, field locations) as you initiate and complete media project related to your specific educational environment addressing your specific educational objectives. This session involves weekly online interaction with instructor and educational colleagues focusing on problem- solving and constructive feedback on your project at all milestones along project completion.

4. Syracuse Screening
(week after the 4th of July holiday)

One-week residency session in Syracuse where participants first work together to strategize final elements of their projects and then prepare them for public presentation. Projects will be presented in a public screening, which will allow a Q&A session for project creators along with collection of feedback for educational evaluation of the project. Following public presentation students will revise and edit (as necessary) for final publication and distribution. The focus of this phase of the project will be on project evaluation and effectiveness and insights for the future.