Welcome to Making Infographics to Inspire Learning! We’re so excited that you could join us. In this course, you will create your own, original infographic that you can use in classroom instruction and a lesson plan that incorporates that infographic.
Why Take this Course?
- You want to explore how infographics can help you meet your teaching objectives
- You are interested in creating media to teach a particular idea, concept, or phenomenon
- You are working on a student media-making project and want to make a model to help them along
- You’re interested in earning the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives PBS Media Literacy micro-credential
Whatever your level of interest, in this course we’ll guide you through making your own infographic so you get a deeper understanding of the process, and how it can help you support your students’ learning.
More About This Course
This course is divided into lessons that are a combination of text, images, videos and other interactive elements. You will also be asked to complete two assignments: creating an infographic and an associated lesson plan.
The course instructors will provide you feedback on your assignments designed to help you improve your practice. Their recommendations will align with the requirements for specific PBS media literacy micro-credentials, which you will learn more about toward the end of this course. In addition, you can see and comment on the submissions of other educators like yourself, which many course participants have found helpful.
You can go through the course at whatever pace makes sense for you, and review anything afterwards that you might have missed. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to complete all the assignments and finish the course within four weeks of starting it. If you don’t finish in time, no worries, you can always re-enroll.
Infographics workshop opportunity: If you want to pair this self-paced course with a chance to meet your instructors, connect with fellow media literacy educators, and get support creating infographics in real time, join us for Bring Information and Data to Life with Infographics, an online workshop from 4-6pm Pacific on August 10. Register here!