The CMIL is partnering with the Street Project Foundation (Nigeria) for their Digital Amazons project. Digital Amazons is a three-week capacity building program for female creatives aged 18-25 years old gifted in different areas of the Creative Arts. The goal is to expose participants to 21st century digital skills that will prepare them for the world of work in advertising and the creative industries. Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, will
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
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
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. UNESCO-UNAOC MILID UNITWIN specific objectives include: • Act as a Observatory for critically analyzing: the
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 Grizzle, Jagtar Singh, Sherri Hope Culver and S. Joan Yee. 2014 Yearbook The second annual yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) was published in September 2014.
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 continuing professional development program comprises an all-faculty media literacy workshop followed continuing support for media and technology projects in the school. A media and information literacy CPD group will integrate key media literacy concepts, tools, and techniques into
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. Mr. Savage’s students are embarking on
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. Each week instructors Matt McNish and Ben Stone focus on a specific theme and activity. The activities engage, while the
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
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.