Session Two: A picture is worth a thousand words! How can photography support literacy and student voice? Participants will gain skills and confidence integrating photography into their TK-6 classrooms. This session will be presented by experts from LA’s own Las Fotos Project!
CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative and Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) are excited to collaborate to bring high quality arts integration professional learning to support Media Arts in Los Angeles County and across the state. The Media Arts for Elementary Classrooms Project will provide foundational skills and instruction in various Media Arts contents. Outstanding industry partners in the LA area will provide foundational skills and instruction along with TEAL experts.
Since the adoption of the California Arts Standards for Public Schools and the California Arts Education Framework for Public Schools, there is a need for practical introduction to Media Arts at the elementary level. Students are learning from home on devices and are consuming, creating, and sharing media online. Educators are eager to develop media skills to support student content that is both current and standards-aligned. Media Arts is a natural fit to the modern elementary classroom where students can express their voice and ideas in creative ways.