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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

“The Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Yearbook 2015 (MILID Yearbook 2015), sponsored by UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), New York, and NORDICOM, Gutenburg (Sweden) was released on 26 June 2015 at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference 2015 on the theme ‘Celebrating connectivity across cultures’, as well as the Global Media and Information Literacy Week Conference held at the Hotel Westin Philadelphia from 26-27 June 2015. The yearbook is a prestigious publication to showcase the work done in the year 2014-15 in the field of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue worldwide. It contains 31 articles on a variety of themes relating to the MDGs and the SDGs, The yearbook has been edited by Dr. Jagtar Singh (Punjabi University,India), Alton Grizzle, (UNESCO, France), Sin Joan Yee, (University of South Pacific,Fiji), and Sherri Hope Culver, (Temple University, USA). This is the third edition of the yearbook. The first two editions were published in the years 2013, and 2014, respectively. The pdf copy of this yearbook can be downloaded from www.nordicom.gu.se” or viewed directly here.

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Posted on November 19, 2015

Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’s domestic agenda, which he announced in his State of the Union address this month, has a lot to like: health care, maternity leave, affordable college. But there was one thing he got wrong. As part of his promise to educate American children for an increasingly competitive world, he vowed to “protect a free and open Internet” and “extend its reach to every classroom and every community…”

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Posted on February 11, 2015

International Media and Information Literacy Yearbook Published

By Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University

The second annual yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) was published last month. The publication was announced at the MILID conference held in Beijing on September 27 and 28. The theme of the 2014 yearbook is “Global Citizenship in a Digital World” and includes 29 articles exploring programs and research in K12 education, higher education, and out-of-school programs across the globe. The first yearbook was published in 2013.

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Posted on October 16, 2014

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 Nation Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) within the framework of the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID University Network).

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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. Some workshops involved topics of digital storytelling, social media, theater and creative movement .  This festival hosted a series of events dedicated to celebrating the art of media and its impact on society.  Included in this discussion panel entitled, Media Literacy in a Digital Age , was  Director of Education & Professional Development and Board Chair of The Virtues Project, Dara Feldman, and the Founder and Creative Director of “The V Channel,” Scott Feraco. The three discussed media literacy and children’s media issues worldwide.

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Posted on September 11, 2013

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) invite youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.  PLURAL + 2012 deadline for video submission is 1 July, 2012. Early submissions are encouraged.  Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website at: https://pluralplus.unaoc.org

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Posted on March 11, 2012

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

Youth Media Summit

Sherri Hope Culver is moderating a panel titled,  “Youth Media: Life Skills Development, Social Impact, Community Building and Leadership” as part of the National conference of the Alliance for Community Media. Please Register / RSVP by May 4th Panelists include:

Children & Digital Media: Trends, Challenges and Inspiration

Thanks to all who attended our inaugural event; especially our amazing speakers.  The audience was hanging on every word from these two accomplished children’s media professionals. Presenters: Makeda Mays Green Interactive Research Director, Nick Jr. / Nickelodeon Erica Branch Ridley