With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
In just 50 years, we’ve created countless new ways to communicate. Yet the traditional secondary school curriculum pays little attention to the role of communication in society. It is our job, as educators, to empower students with the tools they need to thrive in the ever changing media environment.
Clio’s program, ‘Communication Across the Curriculum,’ prepares students to become ethically responsible communicators in today’s world, and is designed to fit naturally into the traditional secondary school curriculum. Its 6 KEY THEMES explore fundamental concepts in Communication and Media Studies.
Sample Topics Include:
Social Media: Pros and Cons
Using Popular Culture in the Classroom
The Language of Tribalism in a Divided Nation
Political Protests and Democracy
Cyberbullying and Hate Speech Online
Fake news, Science Denial, and Conspiracy Theories
Clio was created by Professor Gwenyth Jackaway. She consults with independent schools in the New York area to help them prepare tomorrow’s leaders to be ethically responsible communicators.
Through lectures, workshops and innovative curricula, Dr. Jackaway helps schools offer their students tools to safely and wisely navigate the stream of digital communication that they consume each day.
Clio offers a range of programs that can be tailored to each school’s unique needs. Services range from half-day professional development lectures and workshops, to complete curriculum redesign.
Benefits to Schools
Offering an innovative curriculum that provides 21st century skills
Increasing classroom engagement by linking contemporary culture to conventional coursework
Fostering college and career readiness in graduates
Benefits to Students
Learning to think critically about the role of media in society
Preparation for dealing with the ethical challenges of digital culture
Developing skills in mindful media use and the practice of intentional attention