Call for Entries: Fair Media Council’s Media Savvy Teacher Awards

Open to 4th-6th grade teachers nationwide
Bethpage, NY- The Fair Media Council’s Media Savvy Teacher Award, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, is designed to recognize 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers who are using news in their classrooms. Entries must explain the idea or concept behind the program, how the concept was implemented and how results were measured.Entries are due by Jan. 31, 2012 and will be judged by community leaders. Entry form and more details are available here.

Winners of FMC’s Media Savvy Teacher Awards:

2011- Suzanne Story, Fifth Grade Teacher, Longwood Middle School, Middle Island, N.Y. Students were taught how to podcast, using news stories they had created, based on current events.

2010- Evan Curran, Fourth Grade Teacher, Laddie Decker School, Sound Beach, N.Y.: Students were taught how to blog and corresponded with soldiers in Afghanistan to enhance the learning experience.

The Fair Media Council is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that advocates for quality local news coverage and educates its members to get media savvy.       #FMCTeacher