Middle school is a time of tremendous growth and transformation. Students explore their identities and values, develop increased independence and responsibility, and begin to navigate complex social issues. As these changes are happening, students are inundated with information, ads, and social media designed to influence their thinking. Media literacy teaches students the skills to understand and deeply process different types of communication and information. Decision Education develops the skills and dispositions for students to determine for themselves what they value, what is true, and what to do. Together, media literacy and Decision Education can support students to become better decision makers.
We are excited to announce the launch of our second Decision Education Incubator: Exploring Decision-Making through Media Literacy, a fully funded opportunity for schools to design and pilot new instructional models that can be scaled nationally.