Media Literacy Week Events · November 9th · Southeast Region

Posting Politics: Social Media Democracy with Teens

Event Details:
I AM not the MEdia, Inc.
November 9th, 11:00 AM
Vance High School
www.iamnotthemedia.org

Event Description:
In this 1 hour workshop teens will learn how to become digital citizens in the online environment and the impact of posting misinformation in the social media world. Teens will learn how to determine fake news and learn how to report inaccurate content online.

Contact Information:
Jimmeka Anderson, jimmeka@iamnotthemedia.org
Twitter:@iamnotthemedia

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · Ongoing · Supporter

Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

Event Details:
Online at https://global.digitalpromise.org/360-story-lab

Event Description:
During Media Literacy Week, Digital Promise Global’s 360º Story Lab will release the first in a series of Making 360º Media interviews with educators from around the world who are using immersive storytelling techniques to build students’ technology and production skills and develop their ability to identify and understand other perspectives. Alongside the interview series, we’ll share a collection of 360º videos created by young people to inspire positive action on issues they care about.

Digital Promise Global’s Making 360º Media interview series will be posted online on the 360º Story Lab.

Contact Information:
https://global.digitalpromise.org 
Twitter: @global_dp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalPromiseGlobal/

 

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 9th

Film Screening: “Mr. Soul!”

Event Details:
November 9th, 7:30 PM
Washington University, Brown Hall Auditorium
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/media-literacy-week-2018

Event Description:
GMLP will host a screening of the film Mr. Soul! for the St. Louis International Film Festival during Media Literacy Week 2018! As part of this event with Cinema St. Louis, GMLP President Marteana Davidson will interview the co-director of the film, Melissa Haizlip.

All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Jessica Bellomo, Treasurer
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/
treasurer@gmlpstlorg
Twitter: @gmlpstl

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region · November 8th

Fighting Fake: The Case for News Literacy

Event Details:
November 8th, 6:30 PM
The Kranzberg
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
https://www.gmlpstl.org/media-literacy-week-2018

Event Description:
Join GMLP and headline speaker Peter Adams from New Literacy Project in Chicago for an evening of news literacy, food, and a cash bar! Peter will discuss the concept of news literacy and make the case for incorporating news literacy into our curriculums. All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Donnell Probst, Vice President vp@gmlpstl.org
Twitter: @gmlpstl

 

Media Literacy Week Events · Midwest Region

How to Spot Fake News in an Election Year

Event Details:
October 30th, 2:00 PM
Jefferson College Library: 1st Floor, 1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
https://www.jeffco.edu/library

Event Description:
Are you having a hard time separating the signal from the noise? We encounter so much information every day, it can feel like drinking from a fire hose! What can you do to figure out what news is trustworthy- especially this close to an election? Jefferson College Library invites the campus community and general public to a panel discussion called ‘How to Spot Fake News in an Election Year’ on October 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the library. This panel and short presentation address media literacy and its applications to the democratic process. How can voters educate themselves on candidates, and sort through biased political ads, misinformation, and other so-called ‘fake news?’ What should you watch out for ahead of the mid-term election, and how can you figure out what news is reliable? Join your local librarians, Elizabeth Steffen, Donnell Probst, and Joe Kohlburn as they give you pointers, and discuss the political, social, and technological background for ‘fake news,’ and most importantly what you can do to become a more informed citizen.

The event begins with a short presentation by Donnell Probst of Gateway Media Literacy Partners (and Jefferson College Library- Arnold), followed by a panel discussion, and wrapping up with librarians addressing your questions.

Contact Information:
Donnell Probst, Reference Librarian
Email: dprobst@jeffco.edu

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events

Infographic Bootcamp

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th – 14th
teach.kqed.org 

Event Description:
Make your very own infographic! In this free, online bootcamp, you’ll learn how to use visual design and data to tell a story, along with a supportive community of fellow educators and KQED staff. KQED Teach offers free, self-paced courses on media literacy that teachers can use to create engaging experiences in the classroom. KQED Teach was developed by KQED, an award-winning PBS and NPR affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.  https://teach.kqed.org/course/infographics-bootcamp

Contact Information:

National Events · Northeast Region · November 6th

EdTechTeacher Summit

Event Details:
Tuesday, November 6th, 8:00 AM
EdTechTeacher
Revere Hotel
200 Stuart Street | Boston, MA 02116
https://ettsummit.org

Event Description:
Unique learning experience that brings together tested and practical edtech strategies for the classroom, as well as thought leaders to explore what is next in education and edtech.

Contact Information:
Gail Ross-McBride
gail@edtechteacher.org

EdTechTeacher – Innovators in EdTech in the Classroom

Twitter: @edtechteacher21, #ettsummit
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdTechTeacher/,www.instagram.com/edtechteacher21/

National Events · November 7th · Ongoing

Media Literacy Lesson Plans: Critical Thinking Seminar

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 10:00 AM
ProCon.org

Event Description:
ProCon.org presents a free media literacy lesson plan for educators: Critical Thinking Seminar. Use the provided worksheets to give students criteria to analyze several pro and con quotations from experts to improve their media literacy.
https://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=006081

Contact Information:
Twitter:@procon_org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/procon.org

National Events · November 5th · Ongoing

Media Literacy Lesson Plans: Hunting for the Main Idea

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th, 10:00 AM
ProCon.org

Event Description:
ProCon.org presents a free media literacy lesson plan for educators: Hunting for the Main Idea. Use our headline article about Russian Twitter bots during the 2016 election to teach students how to distill the main ideas from an informational text.
https://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=006129

Contact Information:
Twitter:@procon_org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/procon.org

Ongoing · Pacific States Region

Media Literacy Week Partnership with CSUN journalism students

Event Details:
CML is partnering with Professor Bobbie Eisenstock’s journalism students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for a variety of Commit2MediaLit activities on campus including pop-up newsroom, videos, Facebook challenge…

Event Location:
California State University, Northridge
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.medialit.org

Contact Information:
https://www.medialit.org/

Twitter: @Ctr4MediaLit,  #commit2medialit