Read Sue's blogs about today's culture and how parents, teachers, and youth pastors can deal with relevant topics.
A teacher, writer, and speaker based in Littleton, Colorado who has
dedicated 20 years to researching and creating effective ways to teach
critical thinking skills about media to children and adults.
former member of the National Faculty for Turner Learning, a board
member of the media literacy advocacy organization, PRIIME TIIME
TODAY, and recently an advisory board member for the Public
Broadcasting Station serving the Denver area, Sue has been an elementary
library media specialist in Jefferson County, Colorado for over 20
Questions? Contact her at:
Call Sue at 720-301-6110
Sue is available to speak at school
inservices for K-12 teachers.
"Sue Lockwood Summers has
created the '3 Rs' for the 21st century, Review, Reflect, React... a foundation for learning in the media age."
Joe Zesbaugh, President
Pacific Mountain Network
Sue Lockwood Summers, an
instrumental force in the media literacy movement in American classrooms
has contributed with top-selling resource books for teachers. Her Changing the World Through Media Education has made a significant
impact in the media classroom and her first book, Media Alert!, is a great tool for teachers, parents, church leaders, and others in how
the media relate to values and ideals.
Summers was awarded a
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from State University College at
Potsdam, New York and a Master of Arts in Media from the University of
Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.
Sue writes, speaks, and consults with school districts, educational organizations, churches, and other groups that are focused on helping children and teens become critical thinkers.
selected as the winner of Cable's 2006 Leaders in Learning Media
Literacy Award. As the winner, she traveled to Washington, DC, to
spread the word about PRIIME
TIIME TODAY (www.primett.org)
with all expenses paid by COMCAST, our local cable company.
Learn more about this prestigious award and the Cable in the Classroom
Read the June 13, 2006, Cable in the Classroom press release:
Sue's interview on .mp3 file (9Mb)
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Coming in 2022!
Sue has created an exciting Media-savvy Curriculum for youth pastors, Christian school teachers, and home school parents. These lessons introduce foundational strategies and skills that will encourage teens in middle school and high school to become wise media consumers. These activities lay the groundwork for awareness and reflection – truly, critical thinking about the media’s messages.
The structure: This curriculum contains 25 teen-friendly interactive lessons. The various topics are indeed nuggets – each will be an important piece of the puzzle. Each lesson contains two activities. The lessons feature scriptures that will promote discussion about God’s ways vs. the world’s ways.
The strategy: Each lesson can be completed during one session or over several meeting times. This series of lessons can be shared on Youth Group night, during Sunday School time, at a youth retreat, in a school or home school setting, or within a family’s devotional time. Each one is designed to be a “stand-alone lesson”.
Watch for news for the publication of this curriculum this year!!
How can churches inspire teenagers to be media-savvy, stay focused on God's Word, and deal with today's culture?
Sue Summers is the author of a new dynamic curriculum for youth pastors to give students the tools to:
~ discern truth
~ analyze media content
~ navigate through mixed messages and conflicting values.
This curriculum bridges God's Word and the current culture.
"I am not defined by the culture."®
This is the focus of both the curriculum and Sue's dedication to encouraging young people to take a stand for Christ and not be swept away by the culture's impact.
What Is Media
Media literacy refers to
the critical thinking skills and knowledge that are needed to question,
analyze, interpret, and evaluate those messages that are disseminated by
the print and electronic media including newspapers, magazines,
telecommunication, radio, movies and television among others.
Media Literacy to Prepare Students for State Assessments,
been published by Linworth Publishing! This new book is aimed at K-12
teachers and media specialists and is filled with strategies to
integrate media literacy into all curriculum areas. This approach will
stimulate critical thinking and improve test scores.
directly from the author:
Her book, GET THEM
THINKING!, is receiving great reviews and is being used by many schools
to help improve state assessment scores.
Youth pastors, home school teachers, parents,
Sunday School teachers, grandparents:
Are you struggling to find a way to discuss current media and cultural issues with teens?
Sue's blog is aimed at adults who have a rapport with teens but need specific ideas to interact with them.
Check out her "Media Savvy Kids" blog each month at:
Be sure to read the archived blogs, too!