I think a lot about pop culture-- why it's dangerous, why it's brilliant, and how to encourage kids and teens to be thoughtful about the media they see everyday. I believe that media literacy should be integrated into every elementary, middle, and high school in America, preferably as a core course. I know: dream on, Caitlin.
Right now, I work at Westside Neighborhood School as a middle school English teacher. Formerly I taught social studies, promoted documentary films at Big Picture Instructional Design, conducted research for the Media Education Lab, and did media marketing for HuffPost. I received my BA from Brown University and am working towards my MA at Teachers College - Columbia University.
I'm a proud a member of the leadership council at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and working to promote #MediaLitWk 2016. Ultimately, I want to teach media analysis and cultural studies to kids and teens, write about it, and become super famous. Then, maybe open a school.
This website is a place for my thoughts about teaching and about the media (and where they intersect). I am also beginning to create and collect and curate a collection of useable media literacy lessons for K12 teachers.