The job of keeping the professional skills of working teachers up-to-date is managed in a variety of different ways in Europe. Dedicated short courses, mentoring, summer schools, certified programmes are just some of the approaches adopted by different educational authorities and school managers. Ensuring access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the area of digital and media literacy is just the latest in the many demands that are made for upskilling teachers, one that many people argue does not yet receive the attention and resources that it requires.
During this webinar we will be hearing from a variety of researchers and teacher educators about how best to introduce CPD programmes for teachers in this area and learning about several different programmes and activities already underway. What methods and approaches are the most effective? how best can we motivate and incentivise busy teachers to take part in such training? and what is the knock-on effect of making teachers knowledgable and competent in this area on curriculum and school resources.
Speakers will include:
- Divina Frau-Meigs, Professor of Media Sociology, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France & Présidente Savoir*Devenir, Présidente GAPMIL Europe (Presentation)
- Jeroen Herman, Project Officer in Media Literacy at Mediawijs, Belgium (Presentation)
- Ricardo Castellini da Silva, Media Literacy Educator and Post-Doctoral Researcher in DCU Anti-Bullying Centre, Ireland (Presentation)
- Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Executive Director and Founder at Lie Detectors, Belgium (Presentation)