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Online International Children’s Film Festival TAKORAMA

Online International Children’s Film Festival TAKORAMA

As a member of the UNESCO MIL Alliance, the CMIL is proud to serve as the US partner for the Online International Children's Film Festival TAKORAMA. https://www.takorama.org/en   The objective of the festival is to offer children original short films on...

New UNESCO MIL Curriculum Released

New UNESCO MIL Curriculum Released

    The second edition of the UNESCO MIL Curriculum is now available. A global event featuring a series of webinars was held to mark the release. Each webinar presented case studies from MIL experts and practitioners. The webinars were held April 23, 27 and 29, 2021....

Missed the Symposium? Watch It Here!

Missed the Symposium? Watch It Here!

Did you miss the Children's Media Career Symposium? Learn more about our amazing panelists and Guest Speakers below. Watch a recording of the event here! (This video includes the first hour of the event with the keynote speakers address and the final hour of the...

Digital Playgrounds Webinar

Digital Playgrounds Webinar

On Monday April 19th Sherri Hope Culver participated in the Digital Playgrounds - Young Gamers and Critical Thinking Webinar. Watch the webinar here! Webinar Description: When adults look at teenagers playing video games, they often see a pleasant (but also ultimately...

Children’s Media Career Symposium 2021

Children’s Media Career Symposium 2021

Join the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University for the third Children’s Media Career Symposium. The event will be held on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm over zoom. The event is geared to students and alumni interested in...

UNESCO Media & Information Literacy Alliance News Update

UNESCO Media & Information Literacy Alliance News Update

Sherri Hope Culver (CMIL director) edited the latest edition of the UNESCO Media & Information Literacy (MIL) Alliance News Update (V.2 - N.6)  released February 2021. Sherri serves as co-vice chair of the International Steering Committee. The Update shares global...

Event: Creating AR & VR for Kids

Event: Creating AR & VR for Kids

  Please join the CMIL and the Children’s Media Association for a special event celebrating Global Media & Information Literacy Week. We will be holding an online discussion on, "Future Proofing: How to responsibly create AI, AR and VR content for kids". This...

CMIL’s, Sherri Hope Culver on TUTV Show

CMIL’s, Sherri Hope Culver on TUTV Show

Temple People is a show that highlights the diverse and talented people of Temple University. This past week's episode highlight's the director of CMIL, Sherri Hope Culver. The episode aired on TUTV on October 13th, 2020 at 11:30am EDT and 7:30pm EDT. Click the above...

“Trust Me” Media Literacy Documentary Release

“Trust Me” Media Literacy Documentary Release

A feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, misinformation, disinformation, and the importance of media & information literacy (MIL) for individuals and society. Coming Soon, 2020. The documentary will feature an array of media...

Representation in Children’s Media

Representation in Children’s Media

  Click Here to watch the webinar! Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television, movies, and social media. Social media influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary school. How...

The Influence of Streaming Services Webinar

The Influence of Streaming Services Webinar

On September 16th, Sherri Culver, of the Center for Media and Information Literacy moderated a webinar on the Influence of Global Streaming Click here to watch the webinar! The webinar was described as such: Major streaming services such as Netflix offer thousands of...

CMIL partners for “Advice from the Classroom”

CMIL partners for “Advice from the Classroom”

Created in a landmark collaboration with the College of Education, TUTV and Temple’s Center for Media and Information Literacy, “Advice from the Classroom” is a new program for parents featuring smart ways to make learning at home engaging and fun. The short videos...

Media Literacy During COVID-19

Media Literacy During COVID-19

As we all work through the challenges of this pandemic, consider the areas in which media literacy skills are vitally necessary. Below are a list of resources we have gathered from trusted media literacy partners working to help us make sense of the myriad of news...