The course on “Strategy for a Global Classroom: Visual Literacy Tool and Resource” took place during: July 29-August 6 2020 Trainers: Julie Kinnaird, Associate Director for K-12, World View, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Holly Loranger, Assistant Director, World View, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Course description: Through media we are exposed to images of photographs, emojis, memes, infographics and more.
Images convey not only information, but also emotion or attitude. Within a matter of seconds powerful images are understood, or at times, misunderstood. This short course explored a strategy for examining images and offered a resource for accessing authentic images representing everyday life around the world using images to portray global themes and stories.
Using a technique called Photo-Detectives, developed by photographer J. Sara Klatchko, as well as the online resources The Everyday Projects, and The Pulitzer Center, educators learnt visual literacy strategies to use with their students.