CML Professional Development Services
Traditionally, education has focused on subjects or topics — in today's parlance, content. However, the process of learning, of processing information, is what media literacy education is all about. This process is articulated in the CML MediaLit Kit, a research-based framework and collection of resources for media literacy that overviews the Core Concepts and Key Questions that underpin the skills of accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media. The MediaLit Kit, first developed in 2002 and continuing to grow as a resource for teachers, is now the cornerstone for all CML's work with teacher training.
CML provides the following types of customized programs:
1. Licensed Professional Development Services. Some organizations, such as school districts or museums, have a cadre of trainers who provide professional development programs or institutes for teachers. For those who wish to incorporate a media literacy approach using CML's media literacy framework and the resources of the MediaLit Kit in conjunction with their own program offerings, CML provides a licensing program that supports a "train the trainer" model and provides a research-based, consistent, and quality approach. Licensing provides collaborating organizations the assurance of using a proven approach to media literacy and receiving expert assistance in their own staff development and implementation of training programs. CML structures these relationships according to the needs of the training organization, and through its CML MediaLit Kit, offers a collection of resources and professional development to support implementation. For more information, contact Tessa Jolls.
2. Workshops and Events. CML designs and delivers programs that involve one-time events or workshops to reach teachers both online and off. Some examples of customized programs that CML has organized include:
3. Demonstration Projects: Online and Off
CML actively seeks partners with whom to work on training programs that involve both teacher training and the development of curriculum resources both online and off. CML's projects provide for professional development teachers, which our research shows is the cornerstone for success. These projects can be custom made for the design, delivery and evaluation of curriculum PLUS consultation and training and coachingof teachers.
Topical Seminars and Events
Periodically, and with funding support, CML organizes or collaborates with other organizations to present topical workshops, seminars or other events for classroom teachers as well as religious educators, youth leaders, afterschool coordinators and other community-based educators.