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Media literacy expert at Appalachian is a finalist for a Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award

considine_t.jpgBOONE—David Considine, a professor of instructional technology and media studies at Appalachian State University, is one of four finalists for Cable in the Classroom’s 2008 Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award in the media literacy education category. He was nominated for the award by Charter Communications in Boone.

Award winners will receive $3,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they will be honored June 18 at an awards gala at the Library of Congress.

Considine has taught in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education since 1982. He is the author of “Visual Messages: Integrating Imagery into Instruction,” “Imagine That: Developing Critical Viewing and Thinking, Through Children’s Literature,” “Media Literacy: National Developments and International Origins” and “The Cinema of Adolescence.” He has conducted media literacy workshops nationally and internationally.

“The outstanding leaders represented by the group of finalists are working to improve education and the use of technology for learning in the classroom and across communities throughout the country,” said Doug Levin, senior education policy director for Cable in the Classroom. “Each one of these finalists is an inspiration to their peers, families and communities, and the impact of their work will resonate for years to come.”

Considine will lead the free workshop “Democracy, Diversity and the Media: New Challenges for Schools, Students, Society & Citizenship in Our Changing Media Environment” July 21-24 on campus.

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