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OPI Tobacco Prevention Initiative
Dana Geary will present the state initiative on tobacco prevention policy and incentives for school districts to become involved. Dana will also indicate the policies that will change in the MSSA Rural Policy Handbook for adoption. New tobacco products aimed at our youth will be presented during the course if this half-day workshop.
Media Literacy 101
Kids spend an average of more than 7 hours a day with some form of media. As a result, they sometimes grow up having more interaction with TV, the Internet, and other media messages than people. Media Literacy refers to the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media messages of all kinds. This interactive training will explore basic concepts of media literacy by examining TV commercials, messages and print ads, and tobacco and alcohol marketing. We will work in small and large groups to discuss the language of persuasion, deconstruct ads, and create counter messages. After this training, participants will have a greater understanding of media literacy and walk away with tools they can use with their learners.
Objective 1: Participants will define media literacy and understand some techniques of persuasion.
Objective 2: Participants will understand how media literacy education helps prevent tobacco and alcohol initiation among youth.
Objective 3: Participants will learn new media literacy activities and exercises they can do with their learners.
When and Where:
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at the Lewistown Yogo Inn Mountain Rooms
Monday, February 27th, 2012 at the Butte Quality Inn Big Sky Room (formerly War Bonnet)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at the Bozeman Comfort Inn Big Sky Room
8:30 am - 4:00 pm All days
Sharon M. Redfern
Executive Director, RESA4U
Phone: (406) 422-5049 (Home) (406) 672-1549 (Cell)
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