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Critical Media Literacy Project
Through the Violence in the Media Coalition, OPSBA has worked with education and community partners to develop curriculum resource materials for grades K-12. These materials will support teachers in building students’ critical skills in dealing with the negative influences of violence in a broad range of media.
The materials were field-tested in fall, 2007 and made available to Ontario schools early in 2008. Companion resources have been developed for parents and PowerPoint presentations will be available for use by parent councils. The focus of the coalition’s work in the coming year will be to ensure a successful launch of the materials for educators and parents and Ministry-supported professional development for teachers.
Desired Outcome: A successful province-wide launch of curriculum resource materials on Critical Literacy in the Media, with a high level of teacher engagement and widespread use of the resources developed for parents.
A Symposium on Violence in the Media took place on Monday, 12 May 2008 for teachers, school board staff, trustees, parents and community groups.
See also: OPSBA's Review of the Report on the Roots of Youth Violence (attached)
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