Announcements

CARPÉ LA Los Angeles Play Test - May 13th

May 13, 2018. CARPÉ LA features a unique opportunity to play test CARPÉ, a new Augmented Reality and SMART Kit game from Reilly Works. During each 90-minute session players will test the mini-game, offer some feedback on the experience, and enjoy playing together on the beautiful South Lawn of the Autry Museum.  For more information contact: Erin Reilly at Reillyworks (erin@reillyworks.com). 

Bots, Terrorism, and Media Literacy

Our 100th issue of Connections is now available featuring interviews with Dr. Philip Seib, Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, and author of As Terrorism Evolves: Media, Religion, and Governence, and Adam Badawy, PhD student in Computational Social Sciences studying malicious behavior on social media. Read it here.

Community Engagement/Service Learning

CML was pleased to work with Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock's undergraduate journalism/diversity students at California State University, Northridge in fall 2017.  At post-test, 78% of these students reported that they didn’t learn about media literacy until their college class. This number reveals how little opportunity students had to engage with media literacy concepts in their K-12 experience. The students created service learning projects as part of their classwork and we share a few of the projects along with assignments completed during the semester here
 
 

March Issue - Redefining School Communities

In this issue of Connections, we discuss schools as online and offline communities, and how media literacy skills can empower students to actively and responsibly address the difficult topics and risks of our day. We share front-line insights from National School Walkout Day, with a case study on media literacy in action. We also explore how to help students understand their own part in communities, with parent involvement. Includes interviews with Rose Pierre-Louis of Connecticut Public’s Thinkalong program, and Mary Ann Sund of Lersun Development. 

Is Seeing Believing? Professional Development Institute March 28th

Register Today!

ESSENTIAL DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS FOR OUR WORLD: IS SEEING BELIEVING?  March 28 @ Museum of Tolerance, LA, CA.

A partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Center for Media Literacy. Free Professional Development Institute for California Educators.  Register Today!
For more information email: educators@museumoftolerance.com or www.museumoftolerance.com/FREEPD

 

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In the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting

In the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting — the latest in a series of horrific tragedies:  We wholeheartedly agree with the statement below by Larry Magid of Connect Safely about the amazing high school students who are demonstrating media literacy skills to make their voices heard. The Empowerment Spiral teaches Awareness, Analysis, Reflection, and Action.  http://www.connectsafely.org/the-connection-between-internet-safety-and-those-amazing-kids-from-parkland-florida/ 

January Newsletter/Leadership Letter for Global MIL

ESL and Media Literacy.  While teaching English as a second language isn’t often a focus of discussions for media literacy, the number of ESL students alone should argue for more emphasis and visibility for this educational imperative. CML interviewed Raul Alberto Mora, Ph.D., who emphasizes language learning and critical media literacy in his work with university students and preservice teachers in Medellin, Colombia, as well as Camilo Andres Dominguez-Cruz, a native of Colombia, who now teaches ESL in a North Carolina primary school, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education. Find it here.

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