The Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University is currently working with New Media Technology Charter School to co-create a framework for media and information literacy integration across all grades and subjects.We are so excited to be working again with NMTCS after a successful professional development series in 2013, the Media Literacy Circle, in which eleven faculty members participated in connecting MIL to their classrooms and teaching practices.Our new initiative is even broader in scope — we will be developing a new, flexible MIL framework for all teachers at the school to use to inspire MIL thinking in lesson and project planning, and will be implementing new collaborative tools to make brainstorming, planning, and carrying out school-wide MIL projects an attainable goal for the whole faculty. We’ll keep you posted with some of the results of our partnership as the year goes on!
The Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) is currently working on a research study with UNESCO-UNAOC and the University Network on Media and Information Literacy.
The purpose of this research is to explore the frequency, methods and impact of privacy issues in MIL (media and information literacy) educational environments and to stimulate global research into privacy and MIL. Members of the university network are conducting interviews and gathering data from their respective regions. Data is being gathered throughout all regions of the globe with educators, scholars, afterschool instructors, NGO’s and nonprofit organizations.
Principal investigator for the CMIL is Sherri Hope Culver.
Sherri Hope Culver is participating in the UNESCO university collaborative known as UNITWIN (university twining and networking program) for media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue (MILID). In this role she collaborates with other media literacy scholars globally on a variety of projects, including an annual MILID Yearbook, annual conference, global research studies and international speaking.
CMIL Director Sherri Hope Culver and Program Director David Cooper Moore will begin a six-month workshop series with the New Media Technology Charter School (NMTCS) in Philadelphia: The Media Literacy Circle.
This past week new CMIL members Julie Zegler and Shilpa Soundararajan, undergraduates in Temple’s School of Media and Communication, began their work facilitating an exciting project at the Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School. This is the second year that CMIL has partnered with KCAPA and media arts teacher Derrick Savage in our high school/college bridge program, supported by the Philadelphia Education Fund.
Each week CMIL brings an afterschool media literacy program to the Lenfest “PAL” (Police Athletic League) recreation center in North Philadelphia. The “Philly Media Club”– as the students call it– introduces middle school students to basic concepts of media literacy through a wide range of highly engaging and interactive activities.
The Center for Media and Information Literacy has been named as a Global Chair in Media and Information Literacy in a collaboration between the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the University Twinning and Networking program (UNITWIN). The initiative is developing research, education, and collaborative planning of global media and information literacy initiatives with eight international partner universities, including Universities in Spain (Barcelona), Jamaica, Egypt, Morocco, China, and Australia. More information may also be found through the UNAOC Media and Information Literacy Clearinghouse.
My Pop Studio is a media literacy website aimed at children, tweens, and teens that helps users develop media liteacy skills in analyzing and composing media messages through interactive games and activities.