What they're saying about Frank W. Baker
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Frank W. Baker has conducted hundreds of workshops for educators and students across the United States. This page will tell
you more about him and what a workshop at your school, district or conference might look like.
A message from Frank: "Everywhere I go, teachers tell me that their students believe everything they see, read and hear.
Today many students aren't applying the critical thinking skills we know they need in order to become active, engaged,
intelligent citizens and consumers of information. 21st century skills include both critical thinking and media literacy--
both part of every state's teaching standards. Today's students only know what they see on the screens (TV, computer,
motion picture). They don't have a clue how it got to the screen: the process. Media literacy, among other things, is about
helping them appreciate how media are constructed. When we 'pull back the curtain' (on advertising, TV, film, propaganda,
etc. ) exposing how they work, and give students opportunities to create media, we help them better understand and appreciate
both the 'languages of media' and how the media influence and persuade: critical skills in a 21st century world."
Frank is a national "Leaders in Learning" honoree. He is member of the National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE)
consultant network. To learn more, read his detailed bio.
Watch Frank talk to the media about toy advertising
See this excerpt from his recent "Storytelling Through Film" workshop with elementary students.
Workshop specifics Read what teachers say about his workshops Details about books he has authored
Link to essays he has authored International praise for his website Read more about his career highlights
contact info: Media Literacy Clearinghouse 1400 Pickens St. 5th Floor Columbia, SC 29201
phone (803) 254-8987 ext. 229 fax (803) 254-0508 firstname.lastname@example.org