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The Role of Play in “Building” Media Literacy

The Role of Play in “Building” Media Literacy¬†was a webinar held on Tuesday, October 26th where¬†Jorge Aguirre (Head Writer of Alma’s Way), Michelle Cuila Lipkin (executive director for the National Assossciation for Media Literacy Education) and Sarah Jacobstein (Sr. Manager, Government & Public Affairs, Americas at the LEGO Group) spoke about ways to incorporate play and critical thinking into children’s media. Ths insightful discussion was moderated by Sherri Hope Culver (Director, Center for Media and Information Literacy, Temple University).

Alma’s Way, written by Jorge Aguirre, is an animated series based around a Latino Bronx neighborhood

Attendees particpated in a fun and interactive demonstration of the LEGO Group’s Build & Talk “pack” focused on critical thinking, and also had the chance to win a Lego Fender Stratocaster!

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