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From December 5-7, Manchester, UK, will be home to the Children’s Global Media Summit. A mjaor child’s media event helod only once every 3 years!

Over the 3 day Summit, sessions and keynotes will focus on five key themes: Innovation, Empowerment, Freedom, Entertainment and Education. The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help secure the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world.

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Posted on November 29, 2017

 

Media Literacy Week is November 6-10, 2017

Media Literacy Week is a national event to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) on a wide variety of events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.

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Posted on November 7, 2017

The 6th Annual International Children’s Media Conference (Istanbul) held November 1-2, 2017  is Turkey’s one and only conference focusing on children’s media.

Professor and CMIL Director Sherri Hope Culver was an invited speaker at the conference. Her presentation was titled, “Media As Mirror: The Power of Representation in Children’s Media”.

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The CMIL is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, “Survey on Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives” co-authored by CMIL Director, Sherri Hope Culver and Alton Grizzle, Program Specialist for Media and Information Literacy, UNESCO. This publication is part of the UNESCO book series on Internet freedom. (http://en.unesco.org/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom )
In a world in which communication is increasingly global and online, the ability for a person to choose what information he or she wants to share, and what information he or she chooses to keep unknown to others, is growing in difficulty. But, restraining information from all the ways in which it may be shared or known, is, if not impossible, certainly daunting. Privacy concerns all peoples of all ages. MIL is for all. Privacy decisions can affect a person’s access to education, financial opportunities, willingness to speak freely and openly, and their safety. Advancements in media and technology thereby necessitate an ongoing reassessment of what it means to be media and information literate as a defense of private information, or to be private.
This report combines research findings from two related research studies carried out for UNESCO. The first is research into youth perspectives on privacy through a survey designed as part of a larger study on citizens’ response to MIL competencies, which started in 2015. From 100 countries, 2,300 young people aged 14-25 were engaged in a wider exercise of training and research. Of these, 1,735 completed the questionnaire, including the section on privacy. The second is a survey on privacy in MIL programmes globally conducted through the UNESCO-UNAOC UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MLID University Network). This involved 231 respondents involved in teaching privacy in connection with MIL. They are from various education environments, including: high school (14%); middle school (10%); primary/ elementary school (20%); university or college level (24%); educators, out-of-school or afterschool programmes (9%); civil society, including NGOs and non-profits (17%); and alternate environments, such as middle and high school combined (6%).
Understanding privacy is an increasingly important component of being media and information literate. This publication explores how that reality might affect educators and organizations that have focused programmes, research and events on media and information literacy., A shift in one’s understanding of privacy may require a shift not just in thinking, but in actions as well.
To read the book, you can download it for free here – (http://en.unesco.org/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom )

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Posted on October 31, 2017

During summer July 2017 Sherri Hope Culver participated in the international summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aristotle University Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communications developed this summer school with Deutsche Welle Academie and Beijing University of Foreign Studies. The theme was “International Journalism and media organizations in a turbulent age: European and Asian Perspectives” .

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Posted on September 22, 2017

WHAT: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

WHEN: Oct 24 – 27

The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week highlights local and regional activities around the world.  The feature event, namely the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference was hosted by the University of the West Indies, and took place from 24 to 27 October, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Posted on September 21, 2017

 The CMIL is excited to be working with Paley Library at Temple University on the acquisition and digitization of the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archives. Thoman was the founder of the Center for Media Literacy. The archives include years worth of documentation on the Center for Media Literacy and Thoman’s other writings. In the future, the university will house the archives of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and other media literacy organizations.

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Join us at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in Chicago this June! The theme is “Engaging Citizens, Building Community.” The conference mission is to explore the relationships between media literacy education, civic participation and community-building within contemporary culture. The conference runs  from June 26-28. It will be held at Roosevelt College in the heart of downtown Chicago. Scholars, professionals, students, and activists interested in furthering media literacy education are encouraged to attend.

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Posted on March 22, 2017

global_mil_week_2016_-_join_the_youth_poster_contestAn exciting gathering of educators, global leaders, policy makers, and organizations will take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil from November 2-5, 2016 for the Global MIL (Media & Information Literacy) Conference. The conference is part of Global MIL WEEK whose purpose is to promote MIL connections across educational institutions, organizations, policies, professions, initiatives and nations.

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mil-clicksMIL CLICKS is a social media movement led by the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. The acronym CLICKS stands for Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge & Sustainability. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Train people to become more media and information literate and to 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy.

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Posted on October 12, 2016
In response to the current political discourse and the growing urgency for active civic participation, The National Association for Media Literacy Education announced that its 2017 conference theme will be “Engaging Citizens, Building Community.” The conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from June 26-June 28, 2017, at Roosevelt University. It will officially kick-off with pre-conference events on Monday, June 26, and full sessions will commence starting on Tuesday, June 27 through Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
The mission for the 2017 NAMLE Conference is to explore the relationships between media literacy education, civic participation and community-building within our contemporary culture. “We are acutely aware that exploring the issues of civic engagement and community building have never been more important than within the information society we live in today. We are excited that our growing community of media literacy educators, researchers, and advocates will be tackling these important issues at the next conference”, says NAMLE’s Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, whose conference planning responsibilities will be further supported by NAMLE’s Operations Coordinator, Alicia Haywood.
Tony Streit, NAMLE Board Member and Director of the YouthLearn Initiative at Education Development Center, Inc., serves as the 2017 Conference Chair. “In today’s society,” Streit shares, “the public’s participation in political processes and their use of media are increasingly interconnected. With the ongoing evolution of new media technologies, what it means to be an engaged citizen is also evolving and taking new shape. NAMLE’s Conference will make a critical contribution to understanding this evolution and how to educate citizens young and old.”
Program Chair Benjamin Thevenin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Brigham Young University, adds, ” More than ever before, media literacy is a core competency for engaged citizenship in participatory democracy.” Thevenin, who also serves on NAMLE’s Leadership Council and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education, states, “Media have always played a significant part in politics, yet public perceptions of both politics and the role of the free press are at an all time low and in this most recent election cycle, discerning fact from fiction from outright lies is a 24/7 challenge.”
On behalf of Roosevelt University, Jiwon Yoon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Department of Communication, says, “The NAMLE conference has been the venue for me to learn from other scholars, educators, and activists as well as to meet with old and new friends. The conference also has been a source of inspiration for my teaching and research. I am so pleased that Roosevelt University is co- sponsoring the 2017 Chicago conference.” Local partners include Free Spirit Media, Loyola University Chicago School of CommunicationNews Literacy Project, and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute.
NAMLE invites presentation and session proposals that address the conference theme of “Engaging Citizens, Building Community”. Potential areas of focus include (but are not limited to):
* Media, activism and social change
* Youth media
* Civic engagement
* News literacy
Potential proposal submissions will include individual presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and other innovative formats. Scholars, educators, media professionals, students, and activists interested in furthering media literacy education are encouraged to prepare a submission.
NAMLE will begin accepting proposals September 1, 2016.
The proposal deadline is January 4, 2017.
Visit namle.net for more information about the conference, as well as updates on the NAMLE community.
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About NAMLE
The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a national organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century. The NAMLE vision is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today’s world. NAMLE Membership for individuals is FREE. For more information, check out namle.net. (@medialiteracyed)

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Posted on July 4, 2016

mil2016_latvia_forum_bannerThe European Media & Information Literacy Forum was held in Riga, Latvia, June 27-29, 2016. Sherri Hope Culver was invited to speak on a panel titled, “MIL: A Privacy Shield” where she shared preliminary details from a research study conducted with UNESCO on the ways in which privacy is being treated in MIL curricula, educators approach to the topic, and training approaches globally.

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Posted on June 27, 2016

Project Look Sharp summer institute

New York July 20th – July 24th 2015 Overview: This is an intensive, week-long media literacy course for teachers, support staff, college faculty, and other professionals working with students in an educational setting. Participants receive training in the theory and practice

University of Rhode Island: Summer Program

University of Rhode Island Rhode Island July 23 – July 28, 2017  Overview: This six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. This program focuses on the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching

Culver presents at Teaching with Technology Symposium

For her second year in a row Sherri Hope Culver will be speaking at Temple University’s Teaching with Technology Symposium at the Howard Gittis Student Center on March 20, 2015. The Symposium is targeted to faculty, instructional technologists, and other staff

Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills to ensure their interactions with media are positive and enriching. Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the

Webinar: Integrating media literacy & youth media in the classroom

Date: Wednesday, November 5 Time: 6p.m. EST Join this Google Hangout where K-12 leaders and practitioners who are finding ways to integrate media literacy and youth media into teaching and learning in formal learning environments will be profiled. Participants include: Convergence

Webinar: Youth media organizations in the U.S.

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 6p.m. EST Join a Google Hangout discussing youth media and media literacy with NAMLE member organizations that are also local and national leaders in the youth media field. Participants include: Free Spirit Media BAVC LAMP Matthew

Webinar: 20 apps in 40 minutes

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Time: 3:00 pm EDT Duration: 60 min Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor

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MILID Week

The 2014 Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Week (MILID Week) will be hosted by the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and will be held from 27 – 28 September. This annual event is led by UNESCO and the United

Children’s Media Conference

  Catch up on the sessions, the workshops and the people from the Children’s Media Conference held in Sheffield, England from July 2-4, 2014. Read the blog posts from Sherri and her students and their experiences attending the conference this

Second International Children’s Film Festival

The CMIL took another trip around the world for our second International Children’s Film Festival. We brought the Temple and Philadelphia communities together to screen a series of short films by young filmmakers from around the globe.  The films showcased were winners of

International Media Literacy Week

  (Courtesy of https://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/) The seventh annual  International Media Literacy Week  will be held this year from the 4th to the 8th of November. The event originated in Canada and is now celebrated internationally, intending to promote media literacy as a

London: A Global View Of Children’s Media

Summer program in London: June 29-July 17, 2014                  • Spend 3 weeks studying in London • Earn 4 credits in Media Studies and Production (MSP 4890) • Attend the Children Media Conference

MILID Yearbook

2015 Yearbook: The third annual yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) was published in June 2015. The featured title for that yearbook is: Media and Information Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals. The yearbook was co-edited by Alton

Culver at Media Rise Festival

On Sunday, September 29th Sherri Hope Culver spoke on a Youth Media and Media Literacy panel at the 2013 Media Rise Festival in Washington, DC. The Youth Media Rise portion of this weeklong event included workshops geared for kids ages 13-18.

“Meet The Sproutlets” Event is a Success

On May 2, 2013, the Center for Media and Information Literacy threw it’s end of the year event called “Meet The Sproutlets.” Temple University students and various guests were invited to the Comcast Center on JFK Boulevard to meet and

Calling All School Library Educators and Professionals

INVITATION TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION:  CiSSL’s 3rd International Research Symposium, April 26-27th, 2013. An Invitation from Dr Ross Todd (Director of CiSSL) and Dr Carol Gordon (Co-Director of CiSSL), Rutgers, The State University of NJ. We cordially invite you to participate

Media literacy in elementary school workshop

  CMIL’s David Cooper Moore will lead a workshop on Thursday, January 31, 6:00 P.M. at Moore College in Philadelphia. The workshop synthesizes four years of experience doing media literacy workshops with elementary school students and educators. How do we

International Children’s Media Event

Guests learned about the unique aspects of children’s media in Korea from Producer and Director, Sojin An. This seminar was at Temple University on February 26 from 5:30pm to 7:30. Sojin gave the audience the opportunity to view and talk

Sherri Hope Culver presents at international conference

Sherri will be participating in the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference in Barcelona, Spain, May 22-25, 2012.  She is an invited speaker on a panel discussing international youth media and a panel discussing methods of promoting

The Hunger Games Symposium

Many thanks to all who attended our Hunger Games symposium “Are the Odds in Our Favor?: The Hunger Games on Fame, Fashion, and the Fate of Humanity.”  Each speaker brought a unique perspective to the discussion.  We touched on the