Empowerment Through Education
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.
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Media Literacy: A System for Learning AnyTime, AnyWhere...This is an ideal resource for administrators and staff who want to implement a comprehensive and systematic media literacy program in their district or school with a research-based framework. Media Literacy: A System for Learning has three parts: Change Management, Deconstruction, and Critical Construction. Each part includes a corresponding e-book, Professional Development module, and Tools for Implementation. Read the e-books: Change Management and Deconstruction/Construction. Other Trilogy resources can be found in the online store.
A Recipe for Action: Deconstructing Food Advertising. This curriculum ties together the critical thinking skills of media literacy with a nutrition theme that meets national education standards for middle schools in Language Arts, Health, and Technology.
Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media. Stop the circle of blame with this research-based middle-school curriculum for youth violence prevention. Curriculum includes 10 Complete Lessons, Educator Guide, Professional Development Module, DVD of media clips, and Student Workbook. Lessons address newly adopted National Core Standards for English/Language Arts, as well as national standards for Health Education and Technology.
UPDATE ► Research about Beyond Blame published in September issue of the Journal of Children and Media. Authors Theresa Webb & Kathryn Martin have published Evaluation of a US School-Based Media Literacy Violence Prevention Curriculum on Changes in Knowledge and Critical Thinking Among Adolescents. Find the article here.
UPDATE ► Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media and A Recipe for Action have been selected by the California Department of Education as high quality curriculum for in-class and after school programs. California Healthy Kids Resource Library and CASRC library.
Questions/TIPS (Q/TIPS) Framework. Used throughout the world, CML's framework for inquiry-based media literacy features CML's Five Core Concepts and Five Key Questions of Media Literacy for Deconstruction and Construction. Q/TIPS™ addresses questions from the viewpoints of both consumers and producers of media messages, enabling critical thinking and participation in a global media culture. Go directly to CML's Five Key Questions and Core Concepts of Media Literacy for Deconstruction.
Presented at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) conference in Philadelphia, PA. CML President and CEO Tessa Jolls introduced: The Voices of Media Literacy. Read the interviews of 20 International Pioneers.
Visit our online store for media literacy publications, tools for curricular design and lesson plans, and professional development. Literacy for the 21st Century now available in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Turkish!
Media Literacy Around the World
NAMLE Conference July 2013 - Registration open
June 2012 - UNESCO International Conference on Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow. President and CEO Tessa Jolls submitted a paper titled Media Literacy: The Foundation for Anywhere, Anytime Learning.
Media Literacy, Education and Choice: CML President and CEO, Tessa Jolls, explains the Five Key Questions for media literacy in this YouTube video.
February 2010, the Qatari communications regulator ictQatar, in association with the London-based International Institute of Communication, convened and chaired a forum on Digital Communications Literacy in Doha, the Qatari capital. CML's Tessa Jolls was interviewed by ictQatar Publications Manager Brian Wesolowski. Watch YouTube
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The Consortium for Media Literacy, a nonprofit project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) accepts tax-deductible donations to further development of Media Literacy through program implementation and research. The Center for Media Literacy does not accept charitable contributions.