Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

Co-sponsor: Media Power Youth

This training is recommended for 4th-5th grade educators.

PRESENTATION:  Our foundational upper-elementary curriculum has been newly updated! This evidence-based educational resource contains lessons on how media and technology shape our habits and attitudes around health and wellness while engaging students in a hands-on health fair project. New topics include vaping, infographics, reality TV, and community advocacy. During this PD session, educators will explore the intersection of media literacy and health, including substance misuse prevention, stress management, and nutrition, through discussions, media analysis, and hands-on examples of lesson activities. You will get to see sample lessons as well as examples of student responses to media-literacy activities. Upon completion of the workshop, all New Hampshire educators will receive a copy of the curriculum at no additional cost thanks to a grant from the NH Department of Justice. 


  • Understand the connection between media literacy and all areas of health, including substance misuse prevention, mental health, and nutrition 
  • Analyze media’s impact on self-image, relationships, and emotional well-being of youth
  • Learn implementation techniques and strategies for engaging students with diverse media habits for the upper-elementary curriculum, Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices v2.0.

PRESENTER: Claire Garand is the Education Program Manager of Media Power Youth and is a passionate advocate for creativity and student voice. She also works annually with the New Hampshire Film Festival Young Filmmakers Workshop, guiding teens through an intense three-day film making program that challenges students to engage with an audience and express themselves through film. She previously has worked with the New York Film Academy, aiding students in their creative projects as well as recruiting and supporting prospective undergraduate and graduate students. In her spare time, you can find her reading or building miniature accessories for her dollhouse. She has her bachelor’s of fine arts in film studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently living in Manchester, NH.

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Event Details

March 10, 2022
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH