A group of media and information literacy educators and organizations representing a broad range of sectors met in London, Ontario at Western University on Sept. 20 and 21, 2016 to form the North American Sub-Chapter of the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) network.
The campaign Commit2MediaLit! is being launched for Media Literacy Week October 31-November 4. Follow CML's facebook page for updates and watch for YouTube videos with students and media literacy advocates from around the world. We will bring you short video interviews of college students, taught by Dr. Natasha Casey and Spencer Brayton at Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL., and Brooklyn College and high school students taught by Dr. Belinha De Abreu. In addition, media literacy practitioners attending major meetings in San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Rome will be interviewed. All of these reports will be available on YouTube through a channel sponsored by the Center for Media Literacy: https://www.youtube.com/user/medialitkit and Twitter #Commit2MediaLit.
Great article on Carolyn Wilson and UNESCO's global initiative for media and information literacy. CML's Tessa Jolls is co-chairing the formation of the North American Chapter with Michael Hoechsmann, Associate Professor, Lakehead University, Orillia, Canada.
Read the article: http://www.edu.uwo.ca/news-events/2016/UNESCO.html
Thank you Dain Olsen for your commitment to Media Arts instruction in California. Expand this announcement (click on headline) for more information including a link to the CA bill, and PDF Media Arts Education Introduction.
We've added a new interview to the Voices of Media Literacy project - Victor C. Strasburger, MD. Dr. Strasburger is a pediatrician who has study children and media for more than 30 years. The Voices of Media Literacy project includes more than 20 interviews with media literacy pioneers. Find the interviews here.
UPDATE: Videos of the presentation are now available on CML's YouTube channel.
Media Literacy Week produced a cache of artifacts useful for K-12 teachers, university academics, librarians, and community leaders. Events throughout the week highlighted the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Find some of the online resources and activities from Los Angeles participants here.
As part of Media Literacy Week, Tessa Jolls was online taking questions from Reddit followers in an Ask Me Anything forum about media literacy. Thank you to all who participated. Find the transcript PDF here -- excellent questions and informative responses.