MCTE's Fall 2020 Virtual Book Club: Mind Over Media by Renee Hobbs

  • 21 Nov 2020
  • 05 Dec 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • 21 Nov 2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CST)
  • 05 Dec 2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (CST)
  • Online


  • Join the MCTE Board for a conversation about Chapters 1-4 in Mind over Media on Saturday, November 21st. Then, join us a second time on Saturday, December 5 for a deeper discussion, this time with author and teacher, Renee Hobbs!

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MCTE is pleased to announce our

Fall 2020 Virtual Book Club:

Mind Over Media by Renee Hobbs

Saturday, November 21, 2020: Part 1

10 am to 11:30 am CST


Saturday, December 5, 2020: Part 2

10 am to 11:30 am CST (w/ the author!)

November 21, Part 1: Join the MCTE Board for a conversation about Chapters 1-4 in Mind over Media.

December 5, Part 2: Join us again for a deeper discussion on Mind over Media with author and teacher Renee Hobbs.

CEUs will be available for participants.

About the Book

Media literacy educators have always insisted that we are both creators and receivers of media messages. The truth of this is even more apparent in today's digital environment, with children and adults alike participating in a ubiquitous, nonstop stream of social media. Clearly, students need the tools to interpret news and information critically--not just for school but for life in a "post-truth" world, where the lines blur between entertainment, information, and persuasion.

Renee Hobbs demonstrates how a global perspective on contemporary propaganda enables educators to stimulate both the intellectual curiosity and the cultural sensitivities of students. Replete with classroom and online learning activities and samples of student work, Mind Over Media provides a state-of-the-art look at the theory and practice of propaganda in contemporary society, and shows how to build learners' critical thinking and communication skills on topics including computational propaganda, content marketing, fake news, and disinformation.

Discounted Book Purchase

MCTE has partnered with Norton publishers to be able to offer 20% off Mind Over Media. The code is MCTE20. The discount is automatically applied on this page. The discount is valid on the Norton site for U.S. customers only, and is set to expire on 12/1/20.

Learn more on the Mind Over Media website:

Renee Hobbs is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, which supports research and community service to improve media literacy education. She is also Professor of Communications Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island where she helped develop the annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Renee has had over 150 articles published and numerous books, including recently published The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges, and Communities. In addition, she is the founding co-editor of the Journal for Media Literacy Education and has developed multimedia resources such as Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda and My Pop Studio.

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