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Come Join CMIL for the Children’s Media Symposium! Remember how much you loved Sesame Street? Spongebob Squarepants? Dora the Explorer? Maybe you still do! Have you considered a career in this growing field? Media companies are investing BILLIONS (yes, “B”) in developing new content for this young audience, including apps, games, podcasts, and television. Learn about new opportunities, trends in the field, how to get your start, etc. When: Thursday, April

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From December 5-7, Manchester, UK, will be home to the Children’s Global Media Summit, a major child’s media event held 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. This Summit will bring together creatives, technology innovators, policymakers,

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  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,

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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”. The conference is sponsored by the TRT network, the public broadcaster of Turkey. The conference aims to enhance children’s media. This

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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

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WHAT: Study Abroad in Rome, Italy Summer 2018 WHEN: May 16 – June 29, 2018 Join Sherri Hope Culver in Rome this summer! Learn all about the media business in the course she’ll be teaching “The Business of Media: Focus on Europe.” WHY ROME?! There’s actually a Temple campus in Rome, so you’ll get to experience a new place while knowing the Temple “T” is nearby. **2 courses = 5-8 credit Hone

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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” . The Summer School focused on the opportunities and challenges for reporting Asia and Europe, in

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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. Sherri Hope Culver, director

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Newseum: “Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World” Washington D.C. Cost: Free July 12th – July 14th 2017 Overview: Are you looking for ways to help your students tell real news from fake news? Understand their roles as both media consumers and contributors? The Newseum is excited to tackle these subjects in a three-day summer teacher institute.  This unique professional development opportunity will explore the

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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 and learning. Explore the innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital

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