Published on February 28, 2014
Mainstream Media in the Classroom Rose Paca3e, FSP Pauline Center for Media Studies Sponsored by RCL/Benziger SisterRoseMovies.com SisterRoseMovies.net
Media are giCs of god • MISUNDERSTOOD: Christmas APPLE commercial
What? • Consider using mainstream media in the classroom
Why media in the classroom? • h3p://sisterrosemovies.com/sister-‐rose
Five things the naPonal directory for catechesis says: 1. Become media literate 2. Make media the subject of catechesis 3. Use media in teaching 4. Make media in the parish/school 5. Become advocates for pro-‐social, pro-‐human and Gospel values media
Easter digital story
Goals of Catholic formaPon & educaPon v CriPcal autonomy v Independent thinkers v EmpathePc people v Who parPcipate in society v Responsible and free v Collaborators
A famous rabbi recently said about authenPc educaPon • Purpose is to empower • You do this by celebraPng achievements • If you want to make children grow make them your teachers • Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, UK
Pope francis & li3le boy who won’t leave the stage
The rabbi also said “You know a person is educated when we see the trace of God in the face of a stranger.”
Girl with auPsm plays and sings with katy perry
The story-‐tellers in a culture own the culture • By appreciaPng, quesPoning, engaging in those stories we become parPcipants in that culture • As parPcipants we walk in the shoes of others • Learn empathy • And character • The media makers of tomorrow are in our pews, living rooms, and classrooms today
What is mainstream media? • • • • • • Movies Television shows The News Clips Music YouTube/online videos
To connect faith and life (culture)
What not? • Showing movies/media of any length as a reward • Showing movies as a cover up for not being prepared • Filling Pme
Pepsi dog commercial • Does it have to do with anything?
Why? A well chosen, topic centered media (story) can • Present a topic • Extend learning beyond the textbook • Integrate learning: presentaPon, reinforcement, review • Correspond to diﬀerent learning styles • Build interest in the topic • Provide learning variety • Connect a topic over Pme if snow days or vacaPon days break up learning • Provide teachable moments
If the media experience is connected to the learning the medium can reach the whole person • Mind: thoughts, truth, creaPvity • Heart: emoPons, feelings • Will: behavior, character, choices, decisions
Can teach and develop criPcal thinking skills about the media • Inquiry • Asking quesPons • Increases awareness • Leads to understanding
Before and aCer you watch, play, listen to, create, post ….
Challenges • Fear of technology • Diocesan rules about using Internet and YouTube • Rules about raPngs • Need for a license to show feature length ﬁlms aCer school hours and in non-‐curriculum seing (not allowed by law)
Overcome challenges by • MoPvate your reasons • Make a case for media literacy and the ﬁve points from the NDC • Obtain a license • Plan ahead • Acquire training
Where? • The school classroom • Religious educaPon classroom • Any learning environment
When? • When the media and course content are complimentary • And can reinforce learning • Make connecPons
How? • • • • Be prepared Know resources available Watch media Pay a3enPon to what the kids are looking at online
ConnecPons • RELIGION/CATECHESIS Advent and birth of Jesus: The NaPvity Story (or digital NaPvity story from YouTube) • PEACE EDUCATION: The Watsons Go to Birmingham • FAITH FORMATION IN A CONSUMER SOCIETY: adverPsing • CHARACTER FORMATION: FILM CLIPS Courage Monsters, Inc. • ENVIRONMENT: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax • GEOGRAPHY: Rio and Rio 2 • CIVIL RIGHTS: The Help; The Watsons Go to Birmingham • WORLD WAR II Monuments Men, Freedom Writers, Diary of Anne Frank
Digital Christmas story
resources • RCL/BENZINGER
Catholic Social Teaching Media Mindfulness Character educaPon
Lenten ﬁlm series gePnn.tv
Catholic Social teaching • • • • • • • • Human dignity Common good Solidarity Care for the earth OpPon for the poor Community, family, parPcipaPon Rights and responsibiliPes Subsidiarity
MEDIA MINDFULNESS Before and a*er you watch, play, listen to, create, post ….
Character educaPon • To do, live as Jesus did (discipleship, catechesis) • Empathy • To do the right thing when no one is looking
Pedagogy • • • • • • • Introduce, reinforce, expand, connect Look, listen, experience Talk Share Draw out Don’t impose Share
In conclusion Sister Rose goes to the movies: why? • h3p://sisterrosemovies.com/the-‐odd-‐life-‐of-‐ Pmothy-‐green
Resources Sister Rose Goes to the Movies RCL/Benziger FilmClipsOnline at RCL/Benziger WingClips (Protestant ethos) The INNdustry with Sister Rose on the INNetwork www.GetInn.tv • ChrisPan (Church) Video Licensing CVLI.com • • • •
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