Sister Jennifer Tecla Hyatt, FSP
Sister Jennifer Tecla Hyatt, FSP is a Media Literacy Education Specialist, a dynamic speaker with a passion for youth and young adult faith formation. She is a Master Catechist and has a BA in Theology. Sr. Jennifer is currently an associate of the Pauline Center for Media Studies and Outreach Coordinator for Pauline Books & Media in Northern California. For the last ten years, Sister has given media literacy workshops integrating culture, faith and media to audiences around the country, facilitated various cinema retreats for both children and adults, and is a member of NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Educators).
Faith Formation in our Digital Age
While reviewing the Church’s understanding of media, especially in catechesis, the participants learn media mindfulness skills for their own media consumption. They also learn to bring this into all aspects of faith formation, as is mandated by the National Catechetical Directory and encouraged by the last three Popes.
Media Literacy: Core Concepts and Key Questions
Today’s culture requires that people be able to “read” and “write” messages using symbols in a variety of forms. Each genre and medium of expression and communication demands certain learned competencies. This workshop defines media literacy and offers the tools and skills needed to be able to “read” and “write” the media messages that surround us, from advertisements, to films, and more.