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.
ESSENTIAL DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS FOR OUR WORLD: IS SEEING BELIEVING? March 28 @ Museum of Tolerance, LA, CA.
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Pleased to share this study with infographics, "The Ministry of Culture of Latvia initiated and financed research carried out by the UNESCO Chair on Media and Information Literacy of the University of Latvia. During last autumn 1203 children and adolescents aged 9-16 all around Latvia were surveyed after conducting 16 in depth qualitative method based interviews. Thank you to Guna Spurava.
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/
IS SEEING BELIEVING? March 21 and 28 @ Museum of Tolerance, LA, CA.
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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.
Tessa Jolls met with librarians via webinar January 12, 2018 to share ideas for connecting media and information literacy. Her presentation “Powershift: Why Media and Information Literacy Are Essential in Today’s Global Media Culture” can be found here: http://education.sla.org/media-literacy-webinar/
CML supports Senator Dodd's bill for media literacy education in California schools. We will keep you updated on SB830 so you can lend your support, too! Read the press release here.