At Media Power Youth, it is our mission to inspire young people to engage with media in thoughtful and constructive ways that support their physical and mental well-being. We partner with schools and communities to invest in youth and sustain them in their journey to find balance in their technology use. As teachers and counselors, you have the opportunity to see the role media play in students’ lives every day. With that in mind, we would like to partner with you! We are bringing together a group of 8-10 educators who work with students in grades 3-8 to serve on an Educator Advisory Board over the next year. We hope you will consider being one of them.
This new Educator Advisory Board will provide strategic guidance on educational resources, curricula tools, and youth programs as they are being developed. With your support, we will be able to integrate the feedback and experiences of teachers and counselors to ensure that these initiatives and materials are meeting the needs of both students and educational professionals. Throughout the year, we look forward to building new connections and sharing what’s new in media, child health, and trends in children’s technology use.
Serving on the board as a thought leader will give you the opportunity to shape how children learn about media and provide suggestions on new ways to use media in the classroom to ignite students’ interest in a topic. You will get a sneak peek into new educational resources and develop valuable skills to further improve your educational practice.
We are aware that educators are stretched thin, especially in today’s environment in which teachers are juggling remote instruction, testing, and COVID-19 family pressures of their own. While we may occasionally ask you to review some material in advance of a meeting or participate in a short survey, we are committed to being respectful of your time and will limit our requests in between meetings. Additionally, we are proud to offer a $200 stipend to honor your professional time.
Advisory Board Meetings will be hosted four times over the next year and will be structured as interactive discussions led by our chair, Erin Gannon. Erin has over 20 years of experience as a teacher in both public and charter schools and has extensive experience guiding both children and adults in feedback protocols. She has led numerous professional development workshops as a teacher leader and during her service as National Faculty for PBLWorks.
Our first meeting will be held on April 8, 2020, and we will be accepting applications through March 25, 2021 at midnight EST. You can find more information about this opportunity here or go directly to the application here. Please contact Erin Gannon at [email protected] with any questions.