Sue Lockwood Summers
...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. A 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 years.
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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
with all expenses paid by COMCAST, our local cable company.
Her book, GET THEM THINKING!, is receiving great reviews and is being used by many schools to help improve state assessment scores.
Sue writes "CSAP HELP" curriculum for teachers for the Denver Post Educational Services.
Contact her for specifics about fees and availability. Sue@MediaAlert.org
What Is Media Literacy?
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.
The 3 R's...
"Sue Lockwood Summers has
created the '3 Rs' for the 21st century, Review, Reflect, React... a foundation for learning in the media age."
Sue's latest book,
GET THEM THINKING! Use 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.