Site Overview: What's Where and How to Find It

Site Re-Launch Summer 2010

It is with great pride yet humility that we at CML are re-launching the CML website. The media literacy field has continued to strengthen, grow and change since we first introduced the CML site in 2002. Yet the foundations that started this movement internationally remain, and we honor those beginnings through our Media&Values archive and our history of media literacy, presented in the CML Reading Room on this site.
CML’s basic framework for media literacy, called Questions/TIPS (Q/TIPS), offers a methodology for both deconstructing and constructing media messages. This work serves as the foundation for ALL of CML’s efforts, in helping to define and implement the theory, practice and implementation of media literacy education. The CML MediaLit Kit™ offers many tools for the practice and implementation of media literacy programs, including a systematic way to construct curriculum that is replicable, consistent and scalable. We welcome your interest, your dedicated work and your feedback in helping to grow the field. Thank you for visiting!
Tessa Jolls
President and CEO
 

2002 Welcome Letter from Elizabeth Thoman, Founder and Tessa Jolls, President and CEO

 

Site Overview:

Topic and Subject Pull-down Menus
Available only to subscribers of the CML MediaLit Kit site, a host of excellent teaching materials are available and searchable by topic or subject area.  Choose one of the topic or subject areas in the pull down menus above and voilà, a collection of key background articles, practical teaching ideas, recommended books, videos and teaching resources plus relevant links to significant sites. These topic areas will continue to be expanded as resources and connections are identified and evaluated.  Subscribe Now!

CML MediaLit Kit
The CML MediaLit Kit, a framework for learning and teaching in a media age, contains the tools necessary to launch a media literacy program and to sustain it.  CML's basic framework, lessons, curricula, assessments, professional development modules, books, articles and case studies on the Theory, Practice and Implementation of media literacy programs can be found, as well as  translations of basic materials

Reading Room
CML's online reference center contains background articles, core research studies and timely reports as well as an historical archive documenting the development of media literacy in the United States. You'll find the history and the legacy of thinkers, leaders and doers whose unheralded work plowed the ground for the seeds of media literacy to take root.

Media&Values
To honor the pioneering Media&Values magazine (published 1977–1993), we've selected an archive of more than 300 articles, interviews and reflection/action columns from 63 issues. By linking each one to teaching ideas and recommended classroom resources, the archive provides a snapshot of the early media literacy field as well as an historical foundation for exploring many media issues still with us today.

Best Practices
Best Practices explores how media literacy ties into the world of education and showcases classroom applications – from standards to case studies to start-up teaching activities. A central feature is CML's MediaLit Kit" which succinctly summarizes and articulates the core concepts, key questions and basic principles of media literacy as a new vision of literacy for the 21st century. Consider it a framework for learning and teaching in a media age.

Professional Development
This section provides an overview of what's needed to prepare teachers for incorporating media literacy across the curriculum as well as practical suggestions and resources for getting started and how CML can help. Administrators will also find ways to address how media literacy can transform the learning community and engage students in their own learning.

Associates Learn about the individuals, companies and educational organizations that complement and contribute to our goal of bringing media literacy to every child, every school, every home in America.

Consulting/Speaking
Whether you are seeking inspiration or information, CML has professional experience to draw upon and share, either from our highly qualified staff or from our wide network of colleagues. As a longtime leader in the field, CML has the credibility, flexibility and expertise to partner effectively with organizational entities, large and small.

About CML
Learn about our Philosophy of Education, our organizational history and news.

Newsletter
Sent free to thousands of subscribers monthly, the CML Connections e-letter, published through the Consortium for Media Literacy, brings you announcements and reviews of new resources for learning (and teaching) about media, links to relevant articles, reports and studies you can download, plus information and commentary about events at CML and in the field of media education.

FAQ
Check here to find quick answers to questions most often asked about CML and media literacy in general, about educational and training opportunities, resource recommendations and what you need to get started in teaching media literacy.

CML Special Projects
Over the years, CML has developed several unique projects on important topics in the media literacy field. Learn more about: