Screen Savvy Kids workshops are designed to foster the development of kids' communication and critical thinking skills by giving them the chance to be media makers! When children understand how messages are constructed, they can begin to ask questions about the messages they receive through media everyday. Media literacy education gets kids thinking... "Who created this message and why?" After participating in a workshop, Screen Savvy Kids develop critical cognitive and social skills that are essential to living a fulfilling and successful life (both on and off the screen) in the 21st Century. Check out the workshops listed below and visit Screen Savvy Kids blogspot for samples of students work.

Workshops for Kids

  • My First Media Adventure (ages 3-6 plus caregiver)
  • (NEW!) Intro to Coding (ages 6-9)
  • (NEW!) Intro to Marketing: Bookmarks and Buttons (ages 6-9)
  • Digital Storytelling (ages 6-9)
  • Ad Savvy Kids (ages 6-9 OR 9-12)
  • Intro to Digital Photography (ages 6-9 OR 9-12)
  • The Digital Artists Club (ages 9-12)
  • Body Image and the Media (ages 9-12)
  • Animation 101 (ages 9-12)
  • Blogging Basics (ages 9-12 OR 13+)
  • The Making of a Public Service Announcement (PSA): An Introduction to Digital Citizenship and Digital Video Production (ages 9-12 OR 13+)

In addition to children's media workshops, SSK offers at home services and presentations for parents so that they may gain access to the knowledge and resources needed to make informed decisions about the role of media in their family's life. SSK also offers trainings for teachers interested in integrating media literacy tools and techniques in their classrooms. If you don't see something here that meets your needs, contact me directly and I am happy to customize a workshop or presentation for you!

Parent Presentations

  • Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children
  • Children’s Media and Literacy in the Digital Age
  • Navigating the Children’s Media Landscape
  • Raising Screen Savvy Kids: Creating Your Family's Media-Management Plan

Educators and Administrators

  • Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children
  • Meaningful Media Use in Early Education
  • Children’s Media and Literacy in the Digital Age
  • Digital Literacy in Action
  • Blogging Basics (for teachers using wordpress.com)