Changing the Medium, Not the Message

Christina Cawdery Eighth-grade English Teacher
Honolulu, HI

Twitter: @biblio_phile

Media literacy is a popular topic among many teachers, but some fear that teaching media literacy means turning away from traditional print texts. In her talk, Christina Cawdery discusses how we can see media literacy and print texts in a “both/and” mindset to build deep connections while also being more culturally relevant and responsive.

Christina Torres Cawdery is a teacher, writer, scholar, and runner based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. She is currently a teacher at Punahou School and just finished her 10th year in the classroom. She's written for ASCD, Learning for Justice, and was a columnist for Education Week. She is also currently a PhD English student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. When she's not teaching, she's running, reading, eating Rocky Road ice cream, or hanging out with her daughter, Solenn, and husband, Michael,

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